With over 500 members in Japan, the AFWJ organization offers opportunities for friendship, support and growth.
http://www afwj org (added 2004-03-11)
Study this site before marriage, divorce, or having children with a Japanese citizen. Our Mission is to restore the rights of children subject to parental separation in Japan, such as divorce, international parental abduction to Japan, parental abduction within Japan and birth out of wedlock. We want to assure these children of meaningful and continuing contact with both parents and both extended families, regardless of the parents' citizenship or marital status.
http://www crnjapan com (added 2004-03-21)
Article explores the difficulties that non-Japanese have after divorcing Japanese spouses, especially regarding children visitation rights.
http://www international-divorce com/ca-japan htm (added 2003-11-01)
ScottCounseling offters parents hundred of free parenting articles for elementary, middle and high school students. ScottCounseling offers parents online counseling service.
http://www scottcounseling com (added 2007-06-02)
Warns that the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction does not apply to Japan. Offers practical advice for divorced parents.
http://travel state gov/family/abduction/country/country_501 html (added 2003-11-01)
Read answers to frequently asked questions about divorce in Japan between non-Japanese and Japanese. There are four types of divorce in Japan:
- Divorce by agreement (kyogi rikon);
- Divorce by mediation in a family court (chotei rikon);
- Divorce by decision of the family court (shimpan rikon);
- Divorce by judgment of a district court (saiban rikon).
http://japan usembassy gov/e/acs/tacs-7117 html (added 2003-11-01)
Outlines the processes for United States citizens to follow when marrying Japanese citizens.
http://japan usembassy gov/e/acs/tacs-7114 html (added 2003-11-01)