Marital Surname System in Japan - the Fufubessei Issue

November 2, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Mānoa Campus, via Zoom webinar Add to Calendar

Fufubessei or "selective marital surname" has reemerged in media headlines. Japan appears to be the only country in the world that holds onto the unitary surname system, under which 96% of wives relinquish their birth names. This paper presents that the current Japanese law pertaining to a marital surname produces a disparate treatment of part of the population. This paper approaches this issue with both social and legal backgrounds.

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Center for Japanese Studies & Pacific Asian Legal Studies, Mānoa Campus

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