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DISCRIMINATION

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CULTURE / Books
May 18, 2023
R.F. Kuang wrote a blistering satire about publishing. The industry loves it.
The 'Yellowface' author draws on her own experiences in the publishing industry to tackle issues like cultural appropriation and representation.
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JAPAN / FOCUS
May 16, 2023
Exploring Black identity in Japan isn't easy, especially when it comes to hair
The case of a Hyogo student told not to wear cornrows has prompted Black people in Japan to reflect on expression and identity in a homogeneous society.
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ASIA PACIFIC
May 16, 2023
Chinese LGBTQ center closes down abruptly amid Xi clampdown
China’s LGBTQ community has been coming under increased political scrutiny as Xi promotes more conservative values around gender and sexual identity.
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JAPAN / FOCUS
May 15, 2023
Uzbekistan-born lawmaker looks to turn love of Japan into social change
Orzugul, who was recently elected to a seat in the Setagaya Ward Assembly, is looking to use it to address concerns of marginalized groups — issues she is all too familiar with.
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WORLD
May 15, 2023
Germany is experiencing a mass worker shortage. Can migration fix it?
About 320,000 more people will reach retirement age this year than become adults, meaning the German economy will lose workers while also having to pay more for pensions.
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JAPAN / Society
May 13, 2023
G7 summit statement to highlight resolve to protect LGBT rights
The move comes as Japan faces increasing pressure to become more supportive of the country's LGBT community and address their discrimination concerns.
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JAPAN / Society
May 13, 2023
In video, 15 diplomatic missions call on Japan to protect LGBT rights
A video compilation of the messages, posted to the Twitter account of U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel, urged Tokyo to 'not be shaped by the past' when building an inclusive future.
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JAPAN / FOCUS
May 12, 2023
LDP moves toward giving LGBTQ bill OK after concessions to conservatives
The LDP’s current proposal — a watered-down version of an initial cross-party bill — will now be presented to Komeito, the junior partner of the coalition.
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COMMENTARY / World
May 10, 2023
Don’t forget the conservative core that churns in Japan
The outside world should not be beguiled or misled by exaggerated claims about a “new Japan.”
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BUSINESS / Women at Work
May 9, 2023
Breaking ground for women in Japan's bureaucracy
Yasuko Gotoh braved the attitudes and aggressions of Japan's government ministries early in her career before thriving in later roles and in the private sector.
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JAPAN / Politics
May 4, 2023
LDP resistance imperils passage of LGBT law before G7 summit
Even if the envisioned legislation is put into force, Japan would still lag behind other G7 nations that have already instituted laws prohibiting discrimination against sexual minorities.
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ASIA PACIFIC
May 3, 2023
In India, news of population growth reinvigorates viral Islamophobia
Claims Muslims would soon become India's majority religion have long been a staple of Hindu nationalist ideologues.
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JAPAN / Politics
Apr 27, 2023
LDP will try to pass LGBTQ law ahead of G7 summit
Japan is alone among the G7 wealthy democracies in not having laws to ban discrimination against LGBTQ people or give legal recognition to same-sex unions.
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WORLD / Society
Apr 26, 2023
Will the EU push back against Hungary's anti-LGBTQ+ laws?
Following similar anti-LGBTQ+ debates in Romania and Poland last year, activists hope that action against Hungary will thwart more copycat proposals.
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COMMUNITY / Voices / BLACK EYE
Apr 24, 2023
Black people of Japan, we need to talk.
A mental health and wellness event aims to support Black residents of Japan and it's looking to expand in the coming months.
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JAPAN
Apr 23, 2023
Tokyo Rainbow Pride returns in full for first time in four years
One of Asia’s largest LGBTQ events, the event comes at a pivotal moment for Japan's LGBTQ community.
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BASKETBALL / NBA
Apr 16, 2023
Michael Jordan was an activist after all
On the first road trip of his NBA career, in the fall of 2001, Etan Thomas looked out the window of the Washington Wizards’ team bus and was stunned by the massing crowd around the hotel.
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BUSINESS
Apr 14, 2023
Despite surging incomes, Japanese women earn 75% less than men
Around 70% of female workers are employed in part-time or nonpermanent jobs, which often mean lower pay and fewer opportunities for advancement.
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BASKETBALL
Apr 6, 2023
U.S. college basketball star shuns White House invite
Angel Reese, who scored 15 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in the title game, was named the Final Four's Most Outstanding Player.
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BUSINESS
Apr 4, 2023
Tesla's legal troubles: What's next after $3 million race bias verdict?
The case is one of several involving working conditions at Tesla and other companies run by billionaire Elon Musk.

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