/ Oct 4, 2016

SoftBank recognizes same-sex partners among its staff as spouses

SoftBank Group Corp. is recognizing the same-sex partners of its employees as spouses, making them eligible for the company's welfare programs for married couples. It revised internal rules to accommodate the change, which took effect Saturday. Same-sex couples will receive benefits such as time off for ...

Naha starts system to certify same-sex marriages

Jul 8, 2016

Naha starts system to certify same-sex marriages

The city of Naha in Okinawa Prefecture launched a system of certifying same-sex marriages Friday, becoming the fifth municipality in the nation to introduce such a system. Couples of the same registered sex aged 20 or older residing in Naha will be eligible to apply. ...