National Topics

Mar 18, 2015

Rights groups stage racism summit for embassy staff

by Tomohiro Osaki

Ethnic minorities and other socially vulnerable members of Japanese society gathered Wednesday to relate their stories of racial discrimination to embassy representatives in an effort to raise global awareness of their plight and fight racism. Organized by a union of more than 80 anti-discrimination ...

Feb 27, 2015

Bunkyo plans measures to aid sexual minorities

by Mami Maruko

Tokyo’s Bunkyo Ward will consider measures relating to sexual minorities by March 2016, a ward official said, following a recent proposal by Shibuya Ward to issue certificates recognizing same-sex unions. The measures have yet to be decided, and while it remains to be seen ...