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27 Apr 2018

Japanese Man Sues After Death of Partner

The 69-year-old man is seeking assets left behind by his partner.

A man in western Japan on Thursday filed a lawsuit against his deceased partner's family for assets left behind by his partner and for being barred from his cremation ceremony, according to Kyodo news agency.
The 69-year-old man from Osaka Prefecture sued his partner's sister at the Osaka District Court, seeking assets passed to her after his partner's death in March 2016.
He is also seeking 7 million yen (US$64,000) for being excluded from the funeral.
"I am dissatisfied that I am not legally protected on the grounds that we were a same-sex couple," the man told Kyodo, adding he hopes such discrimination will be eliminated soon.
Although seven municipalities in Japan now recognize same sex partnerships in some circumstances, the country does give legal recognition same sex partnership under civil law.

A man in western Japan on Thursday filed a lawsuit against his deceased partner's family for assets left behind by his partner and for being barred from his cremation ceremony, according to Kyodo news agency.

The 69-year-old man from Osaka Prefecture sued his partner's sister at the Osaka District Court, seeking assets passed to her after his partner's death in March 2016.

He is also seeking 7 million yen (US$64,000) for being excluded from the funeral.

"I am dissatisfied that I am not legally protected on the grounds that we were a same-sex couple," the man told Kyodo, adding he hopes such discrimination will be eliminated soon.

Although seven municipalities in Japan now recognize same sex partnerships in some circumstances, the country does give legal recognition same sex partnership under civil law.

Reader's Comments

1. 2018-04-29 14:21  
I hope he wins - it is axiomatic that these assets belong to him, not to his dead partner's sister.
2. 2018-04-29 19:20  
I agree with Tallgay. I hope he gets what is rightfully his 🙏🙏🙏 !
3. 2018-04-30 00:29  
It took a while for this to happen in the states... Japan will eventually catch up. Wish him good luck.
4. 2018-05-01 03:22  
I am 100% for him to win! This discrimination has gone on long enough in Japan. What agony this man has had to endure because of the rightful dignity he should have been afforded during this very difficult time of his spouse passing was NOT shown to him. I hope he gets all the assets plus an amount for his pain and suffering.
5. 2018-05-01 14:29  
Totally agree with all the comments made thus far.
We have wills power of attorney and guardianship all made out in favour of one another should death occur or inability to make decisions due to ill health E.G dementia, stroke etc:
6. 2018-05-01 17:25  
why don't you make offline discussion to close to reality?
Comment edited on 2018-05-01 17:26:26
7. 2018-05-02 14:43
Oh how sad I wish him good luck

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