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May 27, 2016

LGBT community focus of new sexual harassment guidelines

Discriminatory acts by employers against sexual minorities will be regarded as sexual harassment under revised guidelines to be introduced next year, according to officials. The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry is planning to introduce the changes in January under the equal employment opportunity law ...

Ehime woman freed after 16 ½-hour hostage ordeal

May 25, 2016

Ehime woman freed after 16 ½-hour hostage ordeal

A knife-wielding 46-year-old man was arrested Wednesday, roughly 16½ hours after taking a woman in her 20s hostage at her apartment in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, police said. After hours of pleas by authorities to free the woman, the suspect, identified as Kazuhiro Honda, released ...