- 活水論文集. 健康生活学部編 (ISSN:18807720)
- vol.57, pp.123-142, 2014-03-31
The purpose of this paper is to clarify issues concerning parental rights laws in Japan from the point of view of children's interests. Historical changes of parental rights laws in France, Germany, and Japan are reviewed, and the concepts of parental power are examined. Two arguments are presented. The first argument is that we should incorporate the system of joint custody in Japan when parents are divorced or not married. The second argument is that children should have a right to see both parents. when we reform parental rights laws, the well-being of children must be considered first. In modern society both the nation and the parents have responsibilities to raise children.