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Mobile phone carriers NTT Docomo Inc. and KDDI Corp. said Tuesday they would launch family discounts from October for same-sex partners amid a growing awareness of the rights of sexual minorities. They will ask to see certificates issued by the municipality where the couple live.

Softbank Corp., Japan’s third main cellphone carrier, said same-sex couples are covered by its current system because it offers family discounts to people living at the same address.

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