A new registration system under which municipalities accept babies born within 300 days after a divorce as the child of the mother
The Civil Code stipulates a baby born within 300 days of divorce is the former husbands
In Sumida Ward,
According to the ministry, there are at least 2,800 babies born each year within 300 days following a divorce. But 90 percent of such children are believed to be conceived before divorces are official and are not covered under the new measure.
A lawmaker-initiated legislation studied the issue of conception before divorce, but was passed without the consideration due to moral considerations brought up by the Liberal Democratic Party. The ruling parties currently are discussing other measures to address the issue.
Doctor certification hard to get
Some have pointed out that obtaining a doctor
A man in
The Yomiuri Shimbun (May. 22, 2007)