Before the Liberal Democratic Party will soon resume discussions on selective surnames for married couples, members of the party who support the introduction of the system will launch a new parliamentary federation, and discussions within the party will continue in the future. It seems to be active.
The Liberal Democratic Party has divided the pros and cons over the selective surnames of married couples who can give their surnames before marriage if they so desire, and since the end of last year, there has been no discussion for gathering opinions, but former secretary Ishihara. A new working team chaired by the chair is expected to resume discussions soon.
Prior to this, members of the party who support the introduction of the system will launch a new parliamentary federation aiming for early realization, and will hold an inaugural meeting on the 25th next week.
Former Defense Minister Hamada, acting secretary-general Seiko Noda, and former political research chairman Kishida are scheduled to join the caller, saying, "The current system provides personal dignity to those who do not want to change their surname. There is also a problem of hurt, which may lead to situations such as abandoning marriage. "
There are also strong opinions within the party against the system of different surnames, such as volunteer parliamentarians sending documents asking local lawmakers to take careful measures, and discussions within the party are likely to become more active in the future.
On the other hand, opposition parties such as the Constitutional Democratic Party are demanding the prompt realization of the system, saying, "Some people are having trouble with their daily lives and work because they cannot use their premarital surnames." It is expected that the issue will be how to deal with selective surnames for married couples, while keeping an eye on trends in public opinion.