Sachiko
Nobody believed my pain

Nobody believed my pain

By Sachiko Ishikawa | Translated by Ayşe Haruka Açıkbaş | Illustrated by Ai Masuda My menarche, or my first ...
Same surnames: Not a personal choice for all spouses

Same surnames: Not a personal choice for all spouses

Marriage in Japan forces both parties to share the same surname – and it is currently the only country in the world to enforce such rules – which were only instated in 1896. Today, in 2020, there seems to be no new developments in the National Diet regarding a legal reform despite several lawsuits and nation-wide petitions.