At what age do Japanese girls marry?
A proposed revision of Japans Civil Code would set the minimum age of marriage at 18 for both women and men. At present, people must be 20 years old to marry without parental permission; with parental permission, men can marry from 18, and girls can marry as young as 16.
What is a matchmaker in Japan?
Miai (見合い, matchmaking, literally look meet), or omiai (お見合い) as it is properly known in Japan with its honorific o in place, is a Japanese traditional custom which relates closely to western matchmaking, in which a woman and a man are introduced to each other to consider the possibility of marriage.
Is arranged marriage still practiced in Japan?
Japan has a long history of arranged marriage, called omiai. Japan has changed its views somewhat and nowadays many people are choosing partners whom they know and love, but it is estimated that around 5% to 6% of Japanese still go down the arranged marriage route and opt to have their partners chosen for them.
What is the divorce rate in Japan?
There are about 1.8 divorces per 1,000 people in Japan, compared to 3.2 divorces per 1,000 people in the United States. Women in Japan tend to struggle economically following divorce.