A Japanese couple has been married for a decade in Tokyo’s main shopping district, but now they will have to move to a new city as a result of their marriage.
The couple, who were married for five years, decided to take a leap and marry in Tokyo, the city’s largest city, said Yosuke Kajiura, president of the Japanese Association of Foreigners.
Kajiura and his wife, who is Japanese, are moving from Tokyo to Osaka in December.
While their marriage is still legally valid in Japan, they will be required to move in Japan after January 20 to be eligible to marry again.
In Japan, it is common for couples to adopt children from overseas after their marriage has ended.
Japan is among a number of Asian countries that have laws that prohibit children born abroad from being adopted by Japanese citizens.
But the adoption of children from abroad by Japanese parents can still be a significant source of income for couples.
According to the National Family Development Council of Japan, Japan’s economy could grow about 6 percent in the coming year if the couple can adopt Japanese children, which would amount to about $30 million, or roughly 1.5 percent of their gross domestic product.
Since Japan has no laws on the subject, the couple will be able to bring their children to Japan on an exchange.
It is unclear how long the couple’s children will remain in Japan.
They will need to return to Japan once the expiry date of their contract is reached.
Yoshinori Kato, a lawyer who specializes in Japanese adoption issues, said the couple is considering a divorce and said they have also started a divorce proceedings.
“We hope the marriage can be dissolved before we go to court,” Kato said.
“We hope we can get out of this marriage peacefully.”