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Rainbow parade celebrates LGBT equality push

by Tomohiro Osaki

Some 3,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people paraded through Tokyo’s Shibuya district Sunday afternoon to demonstrate their hope that Japanese society will continue to forge ahead with recent moves to embrace equality and diversity. In a nation where prejudice against sexual minorities persists, the annual Tokyo Rainbow Pride parade ...

Apr 26, 2015

Abe jets to U.S. for high-profile summit with Obama

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe left Japan on Sunday for an eight-day official visit to the United States during which he will hold talks with President Barack Obama to reaffirm their countries’ robust bilateral alliance. One of the highlights of the visit will be his ...

| Apr 26, 2015

Drone stunt raises issue of 'lone-wolf attacks'

The radioactive drone landing at the prime minister’s office is a reminder of the threat posed by “lone-wolf incidents” as Japan prepares to host some high-profile events. The events include the Group of Seven summit of major industrialized nations in 2016 and the 2020 ...

Apr 26, 2015

U.S. serviceman held in alleged attack on student in Okinawa

Police arrested a U.S. serviceman in Okinawa Prefecture on Sunday for allegedly assaulting and injuring a male university student. Jereth Adrian Davis, 28, who is stationed at the U.S. Air Force’s Kadena base, was arrested by prefectural police. Davis has denied the charges, police ...