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Japan’s failure to recognize same-sex marriage is ‘unconstitutional,’ court rules

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A Japanese court has ruled that not allowing same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, according to Kyodo News agency, a landmark decision that could herald a new era for marriage equality in the country. It's the fir...

Japan’s Prime Minister will be first foreign leader to visit US under Biden, administration official says

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Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan will be the first foreign leader to visit the United States since President Joe Biden took office and the global coronavirus pandemic halted much international travel, accordin...

Japan’s ruling party faces sexism backlash as it invites women to look but not talk at key meetings

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Hong Kong A week after the Tokyo 2020 Olympics chief resigned in the wake of making sexist comments, another male octogenarian leader in Japan has attracted ire by spouting misogynistic remarks. Toshihiro Nikai, secr...

Japan’s Suga declares state of emergency for Tokyo as Covid-19 cases reach highest levels

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Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has declared a state of emergency for the nation's capital and surrounding areas as Covid-19 cases surge to the highest levels since the beginning of the pandemic. The emergenc...

‘Demon Slayer’ beats ‘Spirited Away’ to become Japan’s highest-grossing movie ever

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Tokyo (CNN Business)A Japanese anime blockbuster has beaten the Oscar-winning classic "Spirited Away" to become the country's highest-grossing movie ever — a significant feat as the global entertainment industry reel...

Japan’s top court gives retrial hope for man who spent almost 50 years on death row

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Tokyo Japan's Supreme Court has overturned a ruling blocking the retrial of an 84-year-old man who spent almost half a century on death row awaiting the hangman's call over the murder of a family of four, his lawyer ...

Japan’s hafu stars are celebrated. But some mixed-race people say they feel like foreigners in their own country

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Tokyo "Excuse me, are you hafu?" the taxi driver asked. Anna, a woman of mixed Japanese and American heritage, was in a taxi en route to a party in Tokyo last year when she was asked that question, and says she had h...

The unlikely rise of Yoshihide Suga, the son of a farmer who could be Japan’s next prime minister

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If Shinzo Abe was perhaps born to be Japan's prime minister, the path to political stardom for his potential successor was hardly guaranteed. Yoshihide Suga is seen by many political analysts as the front runner to...