All posts tagged "Marriage & Divorce"

  • What You See Is The Key To A Blissful pairing, says Contemporary Feng Shui guru

    There are usually two things that get someone to call a Feng Shui consultant: Money and Love. If “Money can’t buy me love,” as the Beatles sang, a little focus can help you warm up to manifesting...

    • Posted January 27, 2017
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  • “Cross-cultural marriage, a double-edged sword”

    Polish mum, poet, and book author Yoanna Shigenobu talks about her book, parenting style and her cross-cultural family life. Eight years ago, Yoanna was a Tourism student in Poland. Today, she lives in Japan. It all started...

    • Posted November 16, 2015
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  • Signed, sealed, delivered

    Japan, a country with nearly 20,000 interracial marriages a year that end in divorce has finally joined the Hague Convention after constant pressure by the United States and member countries from Europe. This means that Japan will...

    • Posted March 12, 2014
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  • Divorce numbers in Japan decreasing

    According to the 2011 statistics released by Japan’s Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry, there had been a sharp rise in the number of divorce cases between 2000 and 2005.   The same study reports that in the...

    • Posted September 12, 2013
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  • Divorce by international couples

    Japan’s Health, Labour & Welfare Ministry’s latest statistics reveal a continuing decline in the number of  divorce by international couples. While this may be a good thing,  couples going through one may find themselves in emotionally charged...

    • Posted September 7, 2013
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  • Rekindling the flame

    Valentine’s Day has become a time to focus on love and romance for those who are either single or partnered. Ideally, we shouldn’t require a particular day to remind us of honouring harmonious romantic relation- ships; it...

    • Posted February 4, 2013
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  • Till debt do us part

    Seven years ago this month, I was the June bride with a big smile walking down the aisle to marry the person who was to become my ex husband.  Like any other couple, our wish was simple...

    • Posted May 31, 2012
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  • Do Japanese-Western relationships work?

    Photo © Elena Derevtsova   The majority of Japanese-Western couples do well, or as well as any Western-Western, or Japanese-Japanese couple may do. The needs of Japanese-Western couples in trouble are generally the same as for same-culture...

    • Posted November 2, 2011
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  • Bruce Gherbetti story

    The human memory is more fallible than most of us want to believe, yet some things – like the love of a father – can never be forgotten.It had been two years and two weeks to the...

    • Posted November 2, 2011
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  • “No marriage is perfect and anyone who tells you so is lying.” Mary Beth

    Interracial marriages between Japanese and outsiders have existed for hundreds of years. The numbers are admittedly less and harder to quantify. It is known however, that many of these marriages do not last.

    • Posted November 2, 2011
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  • A killing separation

    A Frenchman took his own life because he could not see his children after the divorce with Japanese spouse. The life and career of Arnaud Simon once could have exemplified the excellent relationship between Japan and France....

    • Posted September 30, 2011
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  • Single vs Family: the right to choose

    A recent article in The Japan Times suggested that Japanese people in their 20s and 30s are delaying marriage and family due to income concerns. I got married when I was 39 and had my first child...

    • Posted September 29, 2011
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  • The need for a children’s rights network

    As early as 1996 news articles discussing Japan’s “other abductions” began appearing in major publications. These brought to light the issues faced by non-custodial parents in Japan. Foreign fathers and mothers going through divorce in Japan were...

    • Posted June 8, 2011
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  • Left behind

    You come home from the gym like any Saturday morning but this time the house is quiet. No "welcome home!" Not even an ambush with the honey-do list. Deafeningly quiet. The closets are empty, the suitcases are...

    • Posted October 31, 2009
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