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Japanese men breaking silence on infertility woes

/ Mar 28, 2017

Japanese men breaking silence on infertility woes

Japanese husbands who have kept silent about the embarrassment of undergoing infertility treatment are swallowing their pride and beginning to speak out. More of them are attending meet-and-greet support groups for men with similar problems, and even a recently published book compiling the various ...

Tokyo temple offers graves for same-sex couples

/ Mar 28, 2017

Tokyo temple offers graves for same-sex couples

A Buddhist temple in Tokyo has devised a grave that can be shared by sexual minorities and their partners. The temple, Shodaiji in Edogawa Ward, is receiving an increasing number of inquiries about the grave for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. “We’d ...

Mar 28, 2017

Japan abstains as talks start at U.N. on nuclear arms ban treaty

Negotiations on a treaty outlawing nuclear weapons began Monday at U.N. headquarters with Japan, the world’s only atom-bombed country, announcing it would abstain from the talks alongside the five major nuclear powers. “Regrettably, given the present circumstances, we must say that it would be ...