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LGBT support grows among Japan schools

Jun 15, 2016

LGBT support grows among Japan schools

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Standing before about 140 high school students, Subaru Yamashita describes how he is physically and emotionally male and that he is attracted to men. “There is more than just male or female when it comes to a person’s physical and mental genders, and what ...

Foreigners illegally working on farms in Japan increase sharply

Jun 11, 2016

Foreigners illegally working on farms in Japan increase sharply

The number of foreigners working illegally on farms across the nation rose threefold over the three year period ending in 2015, according to government data. The findings highlight the difficulties facing Japan’s agricultural sector, including labor shortages and the advanced age of many of ...