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Election of gay lawmaker in Japan spurs hopes for same-sex marriage

Jul 24 2019

(This story corrects year Japanese lawmaker, Kanako Otsuji, was elected))

Reverence for tradition threatens same-sex marriage in Japan

Jun 13 2019

TOKYO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Japanese lawmakers grapple with a landmark same-sex marriage bill, campaigners fear it may die at the first legislative hurdle as lawmakers pander to ageing voters and old traditions.

Japanese cafe flips burgers in contest inspired by U.S. election

Oct 13 2016

TOKYO A Tokyo burger joint is getting its customers in on the U.S. election action by asking them to choose the better burger from two representing U.S. presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton. | Video

Japan coach Aguirre denies match-fixing, calls for calm

Dec 27 2014

TOKYO Japan coach Javier Aguirre denied on Saturday any involvement in match-fixing in Spain and called for calm from the team's supporters during their Asian Cup defence.

Japan coach Aguirre denies match-fixing, calls for calm

Dec 27 2014

TOKYO Japan coach Javier Aguirre denied on Saturday any involvement in match-fixing in Spain and called for calm from the team's supporters during their Asian Cup defence.

Soccer-Japan coach Aguirre denies match-fixing, calls for calm

Dec 27 2014

TOKYO, Dec 27 Japan coach Javier Aguirre denied on Saturday any involvement in match-fixing in Spain and called for calm from the team's supporters during their Asian Cup defence.

Japan LGBT candidate hopes to raise awareness in election campaign

Dec 12 2014

TOKYO Taiga Ishikawa has an uphill battle in his bid to become Japan's only openly gay member of parliament, but hopes his campaign for Sunday's general election will raise awareness in a nation where gay rights hardly get a nod in the mainstream political agenda.

Japan LGBT candidate hopes to raise awareness in election campaign

Dec 12 2014

TOKYO Taiga Ishikawa has an uphill battle in his bid to become Japan's only openly gay member of parliament, but hopes his campaign for Sunday's general election will raise awareness in a nation where gay rights hardly get a nod in the mainstream political agenda.

Japan LGBT candidate hopes to raise awareness in election campaign

Dec 12 2014

TOKYO Taiga Ishikawa has an uphill battle in his bid to become Japan's only openly gay member of parliament, but hopes his campaign for Sunday's general election will raise awareness in a nation where gay rights hardly get a nod in the mainstream political agenda.

Japan LGBT candidate hopes to raise awareness in election campaign

Dec 12 2014

TOKYO, Dec 12 Taiga Ishikawa has an uphill battle in his bid to become Japan's only openly gay member of parliament, but hopes his campaign for Sunday's general election will raise awareness in a nation where gay rights hardly get a nod in the mainstream political agenda.

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