Is it possible to renew the status of residence of "Spouse or Child of Japanese National" while living separately from a Japanese spouse?
Article 752 of the Civil Code stipulates that "couples must live together and cooperate with each other to assist."
As a Japanese spouse, in order for the status of residence of "Spouse or Child of Japanese National" to be recognized, it is necessary for the couple to live together unless there is a reasonable reason.
A rational reason is, for example, when a spouse who works for a company is transferred to work alone and returns home on weekends.
In such a case, since the marital relationship has not collapsed, it can be considered that there is no problem in renewing the status of residence of "Spouse or Child of Japanese National"
On the other hand, if the marital relationship is jerky and the result is a separation, the point is whether both parties are willing to maintain and restore the marital relationship.
If both parties are discussing to maintain or restore the marital relationship, renewal may be permitted, but if not, it is likely to be disapproved.
If you have any of the above circumstances, please contact us.
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