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Impoverished students march for ¥1,500 minimum wage

/ Jun 15, 2017

Impoverished students march for ¥1,500 minimum wage

A student-led movement is campaigning to raise Japan's minimum wage and improve the lives of low-income workers as many continue struggling just to meet basic needs despite toiling for long hours. Some 1,500 people took to the streets of Tokyo's bustling Shinjuku district in mid-April ...

LGBTQ abuse victims suffering in silence

/ Jun 3, 2017

LGBTQ abuse victims suffering in silence

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Ray Tanaka's high-pitched giggle is infectious. Yet the 51-year-old bears visible signs of less humorous times. Scars peaking through tightly cropped hair are telltale signs of severe beatings at the hands of a former partner who had transitioned to male. While Tanaka's raggedy goatee is ...