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DISCRIMINATION

Residents embrace after a deadly shooting in Jacksonville, Florida, killed three.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Aug 27, 2023
Florida gunman driven by racial 'hate' kills three
The deadly incident in Jacksonville is the latest in a series of racially motivated shooting sprees in the United States.
Spanish midfielder Alexia Putellas (left) battles for the ball against English forward Lauren James during in the final of the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup in Sydney on Sunday. Spain won the match 1-0.
COMMENTARY / World
Aug 22, 2023
FIFA boss should read the pitch on women’s pay
More than 2 billion people are expected to have tuned in. About 2 million attended matches in person. Both records. The FIFA Women’s World Cup generated more than $570 million to break even.
Ariel Ling-chun Liu (left) and Masahiro Shibaguchi on Aug. 16 in Taipei, where they registered their marriage.
JAPAN / Society
Aug 22, 2023
Gay assemblyman calls for Japan to accept same-sex marriage
Japan remains the only Group of Seven nation that does not recognize same-sex marriage.
Spain players celebrate with the trophy after winning the World Cup in Sydney on Sunday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Aug 22, 2023
Success of Women's World Cup can't hide financial gap with men
The 2023 World Cup buoyed hopes that the women's game can start to bridge the yawning financial gap.
Afghan women during a protest against Taliban restrictions on women's freedom in Kabul in 2021
WORLD
Aug 14, 2023
Afghan women take protests online as Taliban crush dissent
Organizing through social media and messaging apps, women have posted pictures and videos of the protests, drawing attention to the worsening crisis.
Both Mizuho Bank and Mizuho Securities USA are currently before the courts regarding discrimination lawsuits from former employees.
BUSINESS
Aug 9, 2023
Ex-Mizuho VP sues bank alleging bias against non-Japanese staff
According to the suit, much of the discrimination surfaced in response to a request for extended paternity leave.
Thousands of Afghan women run microenterprises from their homes.
WORLD / Society
Aug 15, 2023
Afghan women set up secret businesses to escape Taliban bans
The administration has banned women from most jobs, barred girls from secondary and higher education, and restricted their movement.
Shirley Higuchi, author of the nonfiction book "Setsuko's Secret," poses for a photo in Washington last month.
JAPAN
Aug 11, 2023
U.S. author hopes book about WWII internment camp spurs interest in history
The author's mother and her family were incarcerated in a U.S. camp after the December 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
A protester outside a meeting between then-Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Indigenous leaders in 2015. Discussions around a referendum on whether to recognize Indigenous people in the Australian constitution have been held for years, and the vote will be held soon.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Aug 9, 2023
Tough road ahead for Australia’s landmark Indigenous referendum
The campaign to recognize Indigenous people in Australia's constitution in an upcoming referendum may be losing steam, polls say.
Australia's Matildas have led the way in urging FIFA to provide equal compensation to men's and women's teams competing at World Cups.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Aug 9, 2023
Unions gain momentum as World Cup women push for pay parity
Though the disparity is still great, women's soccer players have won better deals that have changed the playing field in recent years.
Shinjiro Atae, a J-pop idol who came out publicly as gay during a recent fan event, with his stylist and makeup artist in the afternoon prior to his announcement, in Tokyo on July 25.
JAPAN / Society
Aug 3, 2023
In Japan, LGBTQ celebrities fuel impetus for change
Celebrities coming out as LGBTQ can have a big impact in Japan and fuel change. But such announcements are rarely made easily.
Commuters in Tokyo in March. Japanese women are paid on average around 67% the salaries of men, according to a report based on around 2,000 firms’ financial statements, compiled by advisory firm Willis Towers Watson and others this month.
BUSINESS
Jul 29, 2023
Investors see need for more gender pay data in Japan
Some firms have disclosed pay gaps according to different job levels, but most are revealing the minimum amount of information necessary.
Japan might change because of you or your actions, but it will not change for you.
COMMUNITY / Voices / Black Eye
Jun 19, 2023
A note to people of color interested in living in Japan
When asked about what life is like here for people of color, columnist Baye McNeil summed it up with a story about sitting on a crowded train.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during an event in Paris on July 14.
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 21, 2023
Modi condemns Manipur sexual assault as 'shameful' after footage goes viral
The incident prompted India's prime minister to make his first comments on clashes in India's remote northeast that have killed at least 125 people.
A "No Kids Zone" sign written in Korean hangs on the glass door of a cafe in Gimpo, South Korea.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Jul 24, 2023
Lawmaker on crusade against South Korea's 'no-kid zones'
Seoul spends billions to encourage citizens to have more babies, offering subsidies, babysitting services and infertility treatment, but fertility rates continue to drop.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 21, 2023
Modi condemns Manipur sexual assault as 'shameful' after footage goes viral
The incident prompted India's prime minister to make his first comments on clashes in India's remote northeast that have killed at least 125 people.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 19, 2023
Senior Japanese diplomat in Oregon attacked last month in alleged hate crime
The head of the Consular Office of Japan in Portland was pushed to the ground by a homeless woman and suffered a cut to his head after hitting the pavement, the Foreign Ministry has said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 19, 2023
'Deeply hurt': Anti-trans hostility rises in Japan
Disinformation 'linking transgender women to sexual violence in public spaces' is being 'disseminated extremely widely,' the Japan Alliance for LGBT Legislation warned earlier this year.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 14, 2023
Anthony Albanese’s ‘Voice’ speaks to Australian guilt, not to its better angels
Australians debate the pros and cons of a constitutional amendment that aims to give special rights and representation to the nation's Indigenous people.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 11, 2023
Japan's supreme court makes landmark decision on transgender rights
In the first Supreme Court decision over bathroom usage by sexual minorities, the body ruled it was unlawful to restrict the use of bathrooms by a transgender woman at the economy ministry.

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