International

‘Don’t Divorce Me Club’

December 27, 2007

As a result of a recent change in Japan’s law that entitles a woman to walk away with half her husband’s pension, some Japanese men have formed a ‘Don’t Divorce Me Club’ to learn how to put their wife first and their job second. Are these men really making an effort to save their marriage […]

Countries Unite Over Deadbeat Parents

November 27, 2007

Representatives from 68 countries recently came together to finalize the text of a new convention that will help parents seek unpaid child support from former partners or spouses. Margot Bean, Commissioner of the U.S. Office of Child Support Enforcement, believes this ‘comprehensive system’ will help children receive support more rapidly. Among those that supported the […]

Japanese Women Contemplate Divorce

November 27, 2007

According to a recent survey, 40% of Japanese couples say they talk to their spouse less than 30 minutes each day. The study also revealed that 30% of these couples do not feel they have love in their relationship and more wives than husbands have considered divorce. After a new law went into affect in […]

Lower Marriage Rate in China, Female Empowerment

October 17, 2007

According to a 2004 survey by the Asian Women’s Forum and the Women’s Studies Center at Peking University, 45.3 percent of women felt they did not need to give up a career for family life. This goes against the cultural expectation that women should raise families and tend to their husbands. Some experts link this […]

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