Japanese Women Fight For Right To Keep Their Maiden Names

Four women and one of their husbands filed a lawsuit yesterday in Tokyo to challenge the law that forces almost all Japanese women to take their husband's last name, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. Japan's Civil Code, which was written in 1898, requires that married couples share the same last name. It's extremely… » 2/15/11 12:00pm 2/15/11 12:00pm