As alternatives to litigation, mediation and arbitration both share some similarities, but it is important to know the differences between the two before choosing which method is right for your situation. In general, mediation can only end with an agreement between the parties, while arbitration can end with a decision by an arbitrator.
To obtain a court-ordered divorce in Japan, there must be statutorily recognized reason for granting the divorce. Adultery is one of those five recognized reasons. However, while adultery does provide a potential basis for divorce, divorce will not be automatically granted when one spouse has been unfaithful.
Spousal visas in Japan allow the holder to work freely in almost any profession. Therefore, upon marrying a Japanese national, many foreign nationals decide to switch their visa status to a spousal visa. The main requirement for a spousal visa is that the visa holder continue to engage in activity as a spouse.
The rule against subleasing extends to situations where friends or family move in with the renter. Having a temporary visitor at a rented apartment is normally not a cause for legal action on the part of the landlord, but a problem arises if the visitor begins living at the apartment. If someone other than the renter begins living at the apartment, the additional party needs to also be on the rental lease.