Finnish go professional has all the right moves

Mar 15, 2016

Finnish go professional has all the right moves

Antti Tormanen, a native of Finland, was 12 when he developed a passion for the ancient board game of go after reading the Japanese manga “Hikaru no Go.” “I got hooked,” Tormanen said of the story, which follows the fortunes of a young go ...

Third Japanese municipality recognizes same-sex unions

Feb 17, 2016

Third Japanese municipality recognizes same-sex unions

The city of Iga, Mie Prefecture, has announced it will start issuing certificates recognizing same-sex partnerships starting in April, Japan’s third municipal government and the first outside Tokyo to take such a step. The decision was announced Tuesday at a meeting of the municipal ...