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Features and trends of cross-cultural marriages in Japan

T.K. Rostovskaya, А.С. Лукьянец, Н.С. Рязанцев
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UDC 316.36(520)

https://doi.org/10.20339/AM.11-20.078

 

T.K. Rostovskaya is Dr.Sci. (Sociology), Prof., Deputy Director for Research at Institute for Demographic Research — Branch of Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology of Russian Academy of Sciences (ISPR FCTAS RAS) e-mail: rostovskaya.tamara@mail.ru; A.S. Lukyanets is Cand. Sci. (Economy), Head of the Laboratory for International Demographic Research at Institute for Demographic Research — Branch of Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology of Russian Academy of Sciences (IDR FCTAS RAS) e-mail: artem_ispr@mail.ru; and N.S. Ryazantsev is Bachelor Student at Faculty of International Relations of Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University) of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation; Intern-researcher at Institute for Demographic Research of Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology of Russian Academy of Sciences (IDR FCTAS RAS) e-mail: ryazantsev080700@ya.ru

 

Analyzed are peculiarities of creating and developing cross-cultural marriages in modern society. The authors draw attention to the viability of cross-cultural marriages in Japan that account for about 3% of the total number of registered marriages. Special attention is paid to problematic aspects of marriage between Japanese men and Russian girls. Despite existing problems in the life of cross-cultural marriages, the authors note positive role of marriage and family relations between spouses of these marriages, which are able to ensure not only close interaction between representatives of different cultures, ethnic groups and religions, but also to form managerial and organizational processes aimed at improving relations between countries and ethnic groups.

Key words: marriage, family, marriages with foreign citizens, cross-cultural marriages, marriage market in Japan.

 

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