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Do new Japanese step-siblings or new step-siblings in Japan often change their last name?

Generally, yes, children's last names will be changed when the parent gets married again. Legally it doesn't seem to be obligatory (children can keep the old surname). Suppose a female A(Sato) married ...
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Why when being romantically affectionate do these ex-romantic partner step-siblings call each other by last name? (Motokano S01E01)

I know nothing about the anime nor the manga, but according to this, it is something like First, they call each other by first names, just like siblings. San/kun suggests that they behave like they ...
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Why does Mizuto say Yuni-san but Yume says Mineaki-oji-san?

Short answer is, calling a woman obasan is getting uncommon these days unless she is a real aunt, mostly because obasan implies the woman is old (and maybe Japanese soceity is aging fast?). One factor ...
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Why does Yuni change between Mineaki-san and Mine-kun? (S01E05)

As the poll in the linked answer shows, using a nick name and first name-san are both common (although Mine-kun is a bit mix of these). Q.家の中で、ご主人のことをどのように呼んでいますか? (How do you call Husband)  ニックネーム ...
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