Monday, May 2, 2016

[RAW] Hana to Yume Issue #11, 2016 (2016-05-05)

Hey guys! Normally Hana to Yume comes out on the 5th and the 20th of every month, but this month the issue normally released on the 5th was released early because the 5th is right in the middle of Golden Week and most businesses will be closed. I'm not sure exactly when it was released but I got it yesterday, on the 1st. 
As I mentioned in my last post, I got married today! It still feels totally unreal, and because I got married according to the laws and government of a foreign country I have to do a bunch of extra paperwork and jump through some extra hoops to change my last name, so for the next few weeks I'll still technically retain my maiden name, which doesn't help the fact that I've gotten married sink in. In any case, we're very happy to be married and have ordered our wedding rings, which should be arriving in the next few weeks. Maybe then it will finally feel real!

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7 comments:

  1. Congratulations :)
    You sure have been through a lot to get married, I didn't know it was so complicated, needing his parents' signatures and such...
    I'm curious, when a woman gets married to a japanese person, must she take her husband lastname or is it a matter of choice?
    Anyway, I hope you have an exciting and happy new life :)

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  2. Thanks for your comment Hanako! If two Japanese get married, they have to write on the marriage registration form which of their names they'll use-- they have to have the same last name but can be either the husband's or the wife's last name. However when a foreigner marries a Japanese, it's different. If the Japanese partner is changing their name, they can do so on the marriage registration form as usual, but if the foreign partner is changing their name, they have to change it in their country of citizenship first for Japan to recognize it as their new name. Since Americans don't need to (and can't) get legally married in the US if they're already legally married in a foreign country (I'm already married now and can't get legally married again, even to the same person), I can't change my name the way I normally would in the US on the US marriage certificate. Instead, I need to get a new passport issued with my new name on it, and use that and my marriage certificate to go around changing everything else. Once I have the US passport with my new name on it, I can report my name change to immigration and city hall here in Japan, and then change my driver's license, etc etc. Hope this answers your question!

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    1. Yeah, thank you for explaining it :)
      Ah, and I forgot to thank you for this raws.....thank you n.n

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  3. Thanks for your comment Hanako! If two Japanese get married, they have to write on the marriage registration form which of their names they'll use-- they have to have the same last name but can be either the husband's or the wife's last name. However when a foreigner marries a Japanese, it's different. If the Japanese partner is changing their name, they can do so on the marriage registration form as usual, but if the foreign partner is changing their name, they have to change it in their country of citizenship first for Japan to recognize it as their new name. Since Americans don't need to (and can't) get legally married in the US if they're already legally married in a foreign country (I'm already married now and can't get legally married again, even to the same person), I can't change my name the way I normally would in the US on the US marriage certificate. Instead, I need to get a new passport issued with my new name on it, and use that and my marriage certificate to go around changing everything else. Once I have the US passport with my new name on it, I can report my name change to immigration and city hall here in Japan, and then change my driver's license, etc etc. Hope this answers your question!

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  4. Congratulation!! I`m so happy for both of you :).

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