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Posted in: Top court says laws requiring married couples to have same surname constitutional See in context

I agree with @Hiro - What's the big deal of losing a surname and taking the surname of the one you love?

I am not sure what the fuss is with whose surname to adopt.

I am more concerned about:

How many marriages in Japan actually last? Or should I ask, how many happy marriages are there in Japan?

For those who does not want adopt husband's surname - I question their reason for it.

Under Article 750 of the Civil Code, a couple must adopt “the surname of the husband or wife” at the time of marriage - it could have been worse, if they mandate only the surname of the husband must be adopted at the time of marriage.

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Posted in: Japanese gov't backs 4-day workweek, but experts split See in context

The Japanese workforce as is is inefficient, which leads to extra unnecessary “overtime”.

Before you think about 4-day work, change the work mindset and attitude first.

“Need more time off to acquire new skills” - what is the point? There are not many promotion opportunities. People are not promoted because of their ability but because of their tenure/age. Why bother? How many people do you see who are happy going to work every morning? If employees are already unhappy working, whether it is 3 days, 4 days or 5 days - they are just not happy. And I know, if there’s 4 days work, most will just spent the one day at home sleeping.

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