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Japan Inc. tiptoes onto LGBT bandwagon


Businesses are increasingly showing support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people as Japan comes to acknowledge LGBT needs and concerns. Companies are sponsoring parades, gatherings and other events that aim to draw attention to LGBT people and the issues they face. Japan Airlines Co. and Japan TransOcean Air Co., ...

Jul 3, 2016

Team set up to promote retiree communities based on U.S. model

The government has set up a working team to promote a Japanese version of the Continuing Care Retirement Community concept in the United States, officials said. Under the government’s decentralization initiative, it aims to create such communities in provincial areas to receive healthy elderly ...