Haruyo Inoue, a writer who coined the term "post-mortem divorce", says: "The wives feel that they have no choice but to stay with the husband while they are alive, but in the next world they would like to get their freedom back."
Allison Pearson, "Till death us do part," The Evening Standard (London), February 26, 2003
"In Japan, many women stay with their husbands even though their feelings towards him are cold and they sleep in separate rooms. That way they are economically supported by their husbands," said Haruyo Inoue, a writer who has coined the term "post mortem divorce".
Colin Joyce, "Divorce beyond the grave for Japanese wives," The Daily Telegraph, February 22, 2003