Feb. 10 Roundtable on International Divorce in Japan

Date: Thursday, February 10, 2022, 9 am to 11am JST

Join us for a roundtable discussion on international divorce in Japan. We
will explore the complexities of international divorces in Japan and
available solutions through the perspective of foreign spouses, academics,
human rights specialists and government officials. The rate of divorce for
international couples is higher than for endogamous Japanese marriages.
Reasons behind international divorces include interpersonal and
intercultural issues, which are further complicated by multifaceted
structural hardships that spouses and their families face on a daily basis.
However, no matter the reason for marriage dissolution, there are many
individuals who are affected by marital discord, including spouses, their
children and extended family members. Our roundtable will bring together
foreign spouses facing divorce, human rights and political activists, as
well as scholars working in different areas to stimulate a multilateral and
multidisciplinary conversation. We will outline issues that couples face in
the process of separation and divorce; discuss the extent to which the
state is involved in such private matters as marriage and divorce; and
discuss the difficulties international couples face when it comes to
divorce procedures, alimony and child support, as well as children’s
custody issues. Furthermore, this roundtable will be an opportunity to
reflect on the current problems of international divorce and possible

For further details, please see the flyer.

The roundtable will be held via Zoom.
To register, please click on the following link. After you have
successfully registered, a link for the zoom webinar will be sent to you.