Over 40 percent of Japanese support dual surnames
Jiji -- Feb 12
Over 40 pct of Japanese people support a proposed law change to allow married couples to use separate surnames, a Cabinet Office survey released Saturday showed.

The proportion of respondents who said they have no problem with the law revision stood at 42.5 pct, up 7.0 points from the previous 2012 survey.

The share of respondents who opposed the law change declined 7.1 points to 29.3 pct.

The interview-based survey, conducted between November and December, covered 5,000 people aged 18 or older. Valid responses were given from 59.0 pct.

Beginning with the latest survey, respondents aged 18 and 19 were included. Previously, people aged 20 or older were covered.

News source: Jiji
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