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A guide to divorce in Japan: When it's time to untangle the knot

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By HILARY KEYES

When a marriage is over, whether you live in your home country or in Japan, divorce is the only option. But how do you go about getting one? What steps are there? Where do you even start? Hopefully, the Savvy Tokyo Guide to Divorce in Japan will make the process somewhat easier for you.

So you’re ready to get divorced

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Divorce is a fact of life, like it or not. Just as there is myriad reasons to get married to someone, there are just as many reasons to end the relationship. Whatever your or your partner’s reason may be, you’ll want to go through the process as thoroughly as possible to minimize any complications further down the line.

Who is getting divorced?

If you are both foreign nationals you will need to consult with your individual embassy/embassies as well as your local ward office in order to learn the full procedure for a divorce. It varies greatly by country and can require some degree of legal assistance. 

The following information is based on a marriage between a Japanese person and a foreign national.

What are your options? How do they work?

There are four types of divorce in Japan. 

Click here to read more.

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Loveless marriage is not worth the paper it was written on

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Divorce rates soaring in Japan?

Soaring in every country in the world?

Has always been so?

Is it because 100 double beds are sold for one ?

Yes.

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Is it because 100 double beds are sold for one ?

What?

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Japan Today's readers do not seem to realize that my previous comment laid the main reason for divorce on husband and wife sleeping on a queen-size bed. Future research will surely show that divorce occurs mainly among couples sleeping in a double bed. I would guess: 90% of all divorces are caused by the double bed. And Japan Today readers who possess common sense will be informed by their gift to understand that it is a human right for every single individual to need private space and, to be together 24/7/12 every day of the year for many years is the jumping platform into the already crowded divorce swimming pool. Of course there are very happily married couples who sleep together in queensized beds and, have slept on them for a great number of years. But they form only 10% or less of marraiges. Happy and long-lasting love will even be happier and longer-lasting when husband and wife sleep on twin beds in separate bedrooms and only come together when making love.

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Japan Today's readers do not seem to realize that my previous comment laid the main reason for divorce on husband and wife sleeping on a queen-size bed. Future research will surely show that divorce occurs mainly among couples sleeping in a double bed. I would guess: 90% of all divorces are caused by the double bed. And Japan Today readers who possess common sense will be informed by their gift to understand that it is a human right for every single individual to needprivate space and, to be together 24/7/12 every day of the year for many years is the  jumping platform into the already crowded divorce swimming pool. Of course there are very happily married couples who sleep together in queensized beds and, have slept on them for a great number of years. But they form only 10% or less of marraiges. Happy and long-lasting love will even be happier and longer-lasting when husband and wife sleep on twin beds in separate bedrooms and only come together when making love.

What?

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