Conflict & Justice

Japanese craft ritual for divorce

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Two out of six Japanese marriages end in divorce. That's not bad, when you consider the rate on U.S. divorces. Still the numbers are surprising in a country that once considered divorce taboo. Now, one Japanese man has come up with an elaborate ceremony to help divorcing couples mark that ending. Akiko Fujita took part in a divorce ceremony and sent this report from Tokyo.

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