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NPO holds coming-of-age celebrations for Japan's LGBT youth

/ Mar 5, 2017

NPO holds coming-of-age celebrations for Japan's LGBT youth

Special coming-of-age ceremonies catering to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people are growing popular in Japan, providing an opportunity for sexual minorities to celebrate and express their true selves. A university student was among some 40 participants, including family members, who participated in ...

Smoking ban to cover small 'izakaya,' yakitori eateries

/ Feb 26, 2017

Smoking ban to cover small 'izakaya,' yakitori eateries

A smoking ban the health ministry plans to impose on most restaurants will cover small izakaya (taverns) and yakitori eateries, informed sources said. The amending the health promotion law, the ministry aims to prohibit indoor smoking at bars and restaurants. Faced with strong opposition ...