Japanese Court Announces Decision on Archaic Marriage Laws

Japanese Court Announces Decision on Archaic Marriage Laws

Marriage laws from Meiji Era (1868-1912) prohibiting divorcees to remarry within six months and prohibiting married women from retaining their maiden names were determined by the Japanese Supreme Court on Dec. 12, 2016. According to The Japan Times, plaintiffs brought discrimination suits against the archaic laws. in the first ruling, the court announced it was […]

Japanese F-15 Jets and Chinese Aircraft in Dispute

Japanese F-15 Jets and Chinese Aircraft in Dispute

Japanese Air Self Defense Force F-15 fighter jets took to the skies, flying over Chinese aircraft on a routine air patrol above disputed waters in the East China Sea, according to the Chinese Ministry of Defense. The area in question is over varied territorial claims of a islets chain between the two countries. The islets, […]

Japanese Teenager Allegedly Murdered and Dismembered Schoolmate

Japanese Teenager Allegedly Murdered and Dismembered Schoolmate

A Japanese teenager, age 15, has been taken into custody on the supposed suspicion that she allegedly murdered and dismembered of one of her schoolmates. The suspect, whose name has yet to be released to the public, reportedly confessed to strangling her victim and then cutting off both her head and left hand, reported a […]