November 18 According to a report from Japan’s “Oriental News” on the 18th, in recent years, more and more Japanese people have asked for adjustments to the “marital surname” system. A few days ago, a survey conducted by Waseda University in Japan and a civic organization found that more than 70% of the respondents wanted to abolish this system.
According to the report, at present, Japanese law stipulates that couples with the same household registration must use the same surname, and the “surname” is the most common.
In recent years, calls for the abolition of this restriction have increased. According to a survey published by Waseda University and a citizen group recently, 71% of respondents said that they “do not care whether other couples have the same surname or different surnames” and believe that it should be abolished. This restriction.
According to reports, among the 7,000 interviewees in their 20s to 50s, 1% said that they had given up marrying each other or chose de facto marriage because they could not change their surnames after marriage. Geographically, Okinawa, Aomori, and Wakayama have the highest percentages of agreeing to abolish the restriction on the same surname as husband and wife, exceeding 75%.