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DISCRIMINATION

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.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Jul 11, 2023
Japan tries to turn page on eugenics policies, but related ideas persist
A 1,400-page report by parliament on forced sterilizations of people with disabilities sets out Japan's grim history with eugenics, but experts say the matter is far from closed.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Jul 10, 2023
Iran to allow women to attend league soccer matches
Women in Iran, who have long been barred from attending soccer matches except for rare occasions, will be allowed into stadiums during the upcoming season, a top official said Sunday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 6, 2023
Taliban orders women's beauty parlors to shut within a month
The order will force the closure of thousands of businesses run by Afghan women, and outlaw one of the few remaining opportunities for them to socialize away from home.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 5, 2023
French riot deja vu is raising the stakes for Macron
Years of Frances unkept promises have created resentment and made the nation’s deprived suburbs a powder keg.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Jul 3, 2023
Criticism over expression on bathroom use prompts change of LGBTQ guidance
The move has been seen as a setback for the Iwate Prefectural Government’s consideration for LGBTQ people.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 2, 2023
Hundreds more arrested in fifth night of French rioting
Some 45 police officers or gendarmes were injured, 577 vehicles torched, 74 buildings set on fire and 871 fires set in streets and other public spaces, the interior ministry said.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Jul 2, 2023
Seoul Pride goes ahead in shadow of rising anti-LGBTQ rhetoric
Tens of thousands of people gathered in Seoul for the city’s Pride parade, following months of wrangling with officials who had rejected an application to hold the event in its usual place.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jul 1, 2023
In French suburbs, distrust of police runs deep
Many denounce what they say is a culture of police violence and systemic racism within law enforcement.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 1, 2023
French police, long unreformed, under scrutiny after teenager's death
In a country beset by regular bouts of unrest that often draw calls for a crackdown on trouble-makers, it can be hard to criticize a force that is under strain and losing staff.
Japan Times
SOCCER / Women's World Cup
Jun 30, 2023
FIFA may allow players to wear rainbow armbands at Women’s World Cup
FIFA is planning to send a letter outlining its armband rules for the 32 teams that will participate in the tournament.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 30, 2023
Affirmative action is radical U.S. Supreme Court's latest casualty
With U.S. Supreme Court's affirmative action ruling, another long-held legal precedent has been overturned and another long-standing conservative goal achieved.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 30, 2023
U.S. Supreme Court bans race-based university admission
One year after overturning the guarantee of a woman's right to have an abortion, the court's conservative majority again demonstrated its readiness to scrap liberal policies.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jun 29, 2023
Fresh unrest in France as anger simmers over police shooting
Nahel M., 17, was shot in the chest at point-blank range in an incident that has reignited debate in France about police tactics.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jun 26, 2023
Sidelined from academia, India's Dalits archive caste history
Despite a ban on discrimination and quotas mandating Dalit inclusion in education and government, caste-based discrimination remains widespread in India.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Jun 25, 2023
Singapore holds first LGBTQ rally since gay sex decriminalized
Brandishing rainbow flags and sporting glittery makeup, participants gathered in a downtown park — the only place in Singapore where protests are allowed without a police permit.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 23, 2023
LGBTQ+ ‘state of emergency’ is no PR stunt
No, the HRC is not being hyperbolic in its warning about the political climate, the dangers it poses to LGBTQ+ people and what must be done by everyone to change it.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 23, 2023
New law to promote LGBTQ understanding takes effect in Japan
The law warns against discrimination based on sexual orientation, but activists have expressed concerns after the bill was watered down due to opposition from some conservatives.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 20, 2023
Some duped into sterilization surgery under eugenics law, parliament report says
Under a now-defunct eugenics law, 65% of sterilization procedures were carried out without consent and some were led to believe they were being treated for an illness.
Japan Times
SOCCER
Jun 20, 2023
New Zealand abandons friendly against Qatar amid racism allegations
New Zealand Football CEO Andrew Pragnell said the New Zealand players agreed collectively to abandon the game after a racial epithet was used against defender Michael Boxall.

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