As the news says below, some married women in Japan start retaining their surname. The lawmakers are divided on the issue, however.
I was toying with the idea if it would ever be possible in the Philippines? But, no. We have too many more pressing issues to solve first.
DPJ wavers on maiden names law
Women already using surnames despite registry contradictions
By MICHIKO MUNAKATA and MASATO ICHINOSE
The Japan Times, 10 Apr 2010
|Maiden name: Masatomo Tani and his wife, Minako Yoshii, hold their children at their home in Seika,Kyoto Prefecture, last month. Although married, Yoshii uses her maiden name on many occasions.KYODO PHOTO|