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

Mar 28, 2017

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

Negotiations on a treaty outlawing nuclear weapons began Monday at the U.N. headquarters without Japan, as the world’s only atomic-bombed country said it would abstain from the talks alongside the five major nuclear powers. The decision triggered criticism and disappointment from survivors of the ...

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 ...