- 中央大学社会科学研究所年報 (ISSN:13432125)
- no.21, pp.243-257, 2016
It is natural to use separate suanames after getting married in many countries in the world. In Japan, however, they must choose single-surname(family name of a man or a woman )if they want to marry. So if they want to retain their surnames, they have no other choise but to get "de facto marriage"(common-law marriage). This paper observes why not allowed all people to retain their surnames after getting married in Japan, and, in France, the right of a married couple to use different surnames is normal ?