Monday, September 28, 2009

Japan: Women to Keep Maiden Names

From Anna Kitanaka @ Bloomberg:
Japan’s government plans to submit legislation as early as next year to allow married women to keep their maiden names, the Yomiuri newspaper reported, citing unidentified government officials.

The bill will enable married couples to use separate surnames and children will be able to choose the surname of either parent, the Yomiuri said.

The change will make it easier for women in the workplace as more married females take up employment, the newspaper said in a separate article.

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