Japan To Consider Joint Custody After Divorce

Japan to consider joint custody after divorce

Japan plans to start looking at the idea of granting divorced couples joint custody over children. The law now grants custody to one parent only.

Justice Ministry officials say they will begin discussions on the pros and cons of joint custody after completing an ongoing survey around July. They have been reviewing regulations and operations in 24 countries, mostly Western nations, where joint custody is widely practiced.

Woman Killed By Husband Before Divorce Mediation

Woman killed by husband before divorce mediation

A Japanese woman has been fatally stabbed by her husband when she was going to a court that would mediate their divorce settlement.

On Wednesday afternoon, police were alerted that a woman was stabbed at the entrance to the family court in Tokyo.

Dochin Yoshikuni Announces Divorce

Dochin Yoshikuni announces divorce

Dochin Yoshikuni of CHEMISTRY has announced that he had gotten a divorce at the end of 2018. 

On his official website, Dochin wrote, "We spent a lot of time talking things through, but thinking about each other's futures, we have come to the conclusion to go our separate ways." He continued, "I intend to work even harder in my music activities."

Otsuka Ai And Rip Slyme's Su Announce Divorce

Otsuka Ai and RIP SLYME's SU announce divorce

Otsuka Ai and RIP SLYME's SU have announced their divorce. 

Otsuka made the announcement on November 21 via her mobile site. On the divorce, she commented, "From happy days to unbearable days, I can't explain it in one word, but we made this decision to protect our child's lifestyle."

Yamadera Koichi Announces Divorce From Tanaka Rie

Yamadera Koichi announces divorce from Tanaka Rie

On August 3, voice actor Yamadera Koichi (57) announced that he and voice actress Tanaka Rie (39) divorced in July. This is Yamadera's second divorce.

On Twitter, Yamadera released a joint statement saying, "We are very sorry for announcing this very personal matter, but after discussion, we decided to make this announcement. Last month, we submitted our divorce papers. When we registered our marriage in 2012, many people congratulated us, but we gave chosen to go our separate ways in order to pursue the future we each envision.

Watanabe Ken And Minami Kaho Finalize Their Divorce

Watanabe Ken and Minami Kaho finalize their divorce

On May 17, actor Watanabe Ken (58) announced that he and actress Minami Kaho (54) have divorced. 

In a fax statement to the media, Watanabe's agency said, "This is an announcement regarding our agency's Watanabe Ken. We would like to announce that divorce has been finalized between actress Minami Kaho-san and Watanabe."

Nakashima Mika Announces Divorce

Nakashima Mika announces divorce

Nakashima Mika has announced her divorce from volleyball player Shimizu Kunihiro. 

After continuous discussions with one another, they decided that it would be best for their future if they went their separate ways. In a joint statement, they said, "Due to our lifestyles in Tokyo and Osaka, it was difficult to make time as family. But the time we spent together is irreplaceable. We are grateful." Nakashima and Shimizu tied the knot in December of 2014 after three years of dating.

Niigaki Risa & Kotani Yoshikazu Divorce

Niigaki Risa & Kotani Yoshikazu divorce

Niigaki Risa has announced that she and actor Kotani Yoshikazu have divorced. 

Niigaki and Kotani registered their marriage in July of 2016. On the reason for their divorce, she explained on her blog, "We reached the conclusion that it would be best for both of us if we went our separate ways." She continued, "I am terribly sorry for causing worries to those who celebrated with us and supported us."

Ogura Yuko Announces Her Divorce On The Blog

Ogura Yuko announces her divorce on the blogOn March 6, talento Ogura Yuko (33) announced on her blog that she has divorced her hair and makeup artist husband Kikuchi Isao.
Ogura wrote, "Though this is a private matter, I would like to make an announcement that we have decided to go our separate ways. I am very thankful to him for giving me a lot of happiness, memories, and above all, our precious two sons.

Matsuda Ryuhei & Ohta Rina Reported To Be Getting A Divorce

Matsuda Ryuhei & Ohta Rina reported to be getting a divorceIt's been reported that actor Matsuda Ryuhei (33) and wife, actress Ohta Rina (29), have separated and are looking to get a divorce.
In an interview with ORICON STYLE, Matsuda's agency commented, "We have heard that they are living separately." Further, they stated that they have not grasped the situation, "We have put it in his hands." Similarly, Ohta's agency said, "We leave private matters up to her."

Yonekura Ryoko Announces Divorce

Yonekura Ryoko announces divorceActress Yonekura Ryoko (41) has announced that she has divorced her husband.
In a written statement, Yonekura commented, "After timely, repeated discussions, our divorce has been finalized. I am sorry to have caused trouble with my private matters."

Hamasaki Ayumi To Divorce Her Husband

Hamasaki Ayumi to divorce her husbandOn September 11, Hamasaki Ayumi (34) updated her blog and revealed that she would be divorcing her husband.
On her blog, the singer wrote, "Today there is something I want to announce to everyone. My partner, with whom I have walked together with for three years, and I have decided to go our separate ways. He will take his own path, and I will take mine." She continued positively, "I will move forward by concentrating on my tour rehearsals and new song recordings!"

Tokio's Yamaguchi Tatsuya Gets A Divorce

TOKIO's Yamaguchi Tatsuya gets a divorceOn August 5, popular group TOKIO member Yamaguchi Tatsuya (44) announced that he got a divorce from his wife.
As it's extremely rare for a Johnny's' talent to hold a press conference regarding a divorce, a large number of media gathered there. At first, Yamaguchi explained that he wanted to announce his divorce with his own words since he also announced his marriage by himself back in 2008.

Abe Mao Announces Divorce

Abe Mao announces divorceAbe Mao has announced that she has gotten divorced.
On March 1, the singer published a comment on her official website announcing the divorce. She wrote, "We met, fell in love, got married, and were blessed with a precious son. The past three years I was able to learn many things, and it was the most pronounced time of my life.