Abe to take G-7 counterparts to Ise Shrine during summit

/ May 12, 2016

Abe to take G-7 counterparts to Ise Shrine during summit

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to take Group of Seven leaders to Japan's most prestigious Shinto shrine later this month when they gather in the Ise-Shima area for their annual summit, government sources have said. Abe is eager to show the leaders from Britain, Canada, ...

Mar 13, 2016

Iga to become third municipality to recognize same-sex partnerships

The city of Iga, Mie Prefecture, will start recognizing same-sex partnerships as equivalent to marriage in April, becoming the third local government to address discrimination against sexual minorities. The certificates will be issued starting April 1. Tokyo's Shibuya and Setagaya wards introduced similar systems last ...