Marriage in Japan is a legal and social institution at the center of the household ie. Couples are legally married once they have made the change in status on their family registration sheets , without the need for a ceremony. Most weddings are held either according to Shinto traditions or in chapels according to Christian marriage traditions. Traditionally, marriages in Japan were categorized into two types according to the method of finding a partner— omiai , meaning arranged or resulting from an arranged introduction, and ren'ai , in which the husband and wife met and decided to marry on their own—although the distinction has grown less meaningful over postwar decades as Western ideas of love have altered Japanese perceptions of marriage. The institution of marriage in Japan has changed radically over the last millennium. Indigenous practices adapted first to Chinese Confucianism during the medieval era , and then to Western concepts of individualism , gender equality , romantic love , and the nuclear family during the modern era.
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According to Sue Savage-Rumbaugh , a primatologist who has studied the bonobo throughout her life, Kanzi has exhibited advanced linguistic aptitude. Shortly after birth Kanzi was stolen and adopted by a more dominant female, Matata, the chief leader of the group. As an infant, Kanzi accompanied Matata to sessions where Matata was taught language through keyboard lexigrams , but showed little interest in the lessons. It was a great surprise to researchers then when one day, while Matata was away, Kanzi began competently using the lexigrams, becoming not only the first observed ape to have learned aspects of language naturalistically rather than through direct training, but also the first observed bonobo to appear to use some elements of language at all.
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