Japanese teacher ‘must use married name’

October 18, 2016 0 comments

family law

A Japanese school teacher has been told by a Tokyo court that she must use her married name at work. The woman had filed a lawsuit against her employer after he refused to let her use her maiden name when she dealt with students and parents. However, the three judges who heard her case ruled…

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Marriage, divorce and surnames

February 21, 2013 1 comment

Let’s talk about surnames. They’re very easy to take for granted and most of the time we don’t give them much thought at all. We might have an unusual surname but even then, spelling it out over the phone to strangers just becomes part of every day life for most of us. We might occasionally…

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