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Marriage in Japan or to a Japanese Citizen

All information available about marriage in Japan or to a Japanese citizen.



  1. So you are thinking of marrying a Japanese.... A compilation of risk factors to consider before deciding on a potential Japanese spouse.

  2. Procedures to Marry a Japanese Citizen

  3. Prenuptial Agreements in Japan

  4. What to do IMMEDIATELY upon getting married in Japan - get registered on the koseki and get a copy of it.


  1. Mixed marriages more popular now than ever; Asahi Shinbun; December 31, 2005.  Japanese marriages down, mixed marriages up. (cached copy)

    1. 国際結婚は15組に1組 昨年まとめ; 朝日新聞; 2005年12月31日.(cached copy)


The information on this website concerns a matter of public interest, and is provided for educational and informational purposes only in order to raise public awareness of issues concerning left-behind parents. Unless otherwise indicated, the writers and translators of this website are not lawyers nor professional translators, so be sure to confirm anything important with your own lawyer.

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