English service starts at two police boxes in Tokyo

Sep 30, 2016

English service starts at two police boxes in Tokyo

Tokyo’s Metropolitan Police Department on Friday launched English services at two police boxes in the capital in a bid to better deal with an increasing number of foreign visitors to Japan ahead of the 2020 Olympics. The foreigner-friendly police boxes are located in Shinjuku ...

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 ...