New Joint Custody in Japan Law Worries Child, DV Victims Advocates

Unseen Japan
8 min readFeb 26, 2024

In a major shift, Japan plans to introduce joint custody post-divorce. Critics worry domestic violence victims and kids may be left behind.

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By Francesca Annio

Every newlywed dreams of a lifelong, trouble-free marriage. But sometimes, divorce becomes the only path forward. In Japan, divorce is prevalent, whether due to…