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JAPAN: ONE MONTH OF HAVING TO LOOK AT THAT

March 6 2006
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JAPAN: ONE MONTH OF HAVING TO LOOK AT THAT

March 6 2006

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JAPAN: ONE MONTH OF HAVING TO LOOK AT THAT

Divorce rates among Japanese couples married for more than 20 years have doubled since 1985. Marriage expert Sayoko Nishida blames husbands who devoted their lives to their careers, then retire and take their wives on month-long cruises. Nishida, who has written a bestseller, Why are Retiring Husbands Such a Nuisance?, says husbands suddenly have to face their wives for long stretches. The author runs a “retirement cram school" to help them cope.