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Tokyo Ward 1st to Recognize Same-Sex Marriage in Japan

INTERNATIONAL | By Yuri Kageyama | Mar 31
Fumino Sugiyama will finally be able to marry his girlfriend of four years. He couldn't before, because same sex marriages weren't recognized in Japan, and he is legally a woman.

Japanese Ladies Okanami-Yank It At Female Masturbation Bars

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Jan 28
Japanese women are taking their pleasure into their own hands, so to speak, with female masturbation bars -- places for women to have a drink, browse sex toys and dig the vibes.

McDonald's in Japan Rations Fries

FOOD/DRINK | By Elaine Kurtenbach | Dec 18
Only small fries with that? McDonald's in Japan is limiting the serving size of fries as stocks run short due to labor disruptions on the U.S. West Coast.

'Sex Change Day' a Hit With Japanese High Schoolers

INTERNATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 15
In America, it would have exploded heads -- but in Japan, a day when male and female students swapped school uniforms melted stereotypes and assumptions instead.

Japanese Architects Sell a Lifestyle on Global Stage

REAL ESTATE | By Yuri Kageyama | Aug 13
A new generation of Japanese architects is scoring success by reinterpreting the past.

George Takei Sees Gay Pride Beginning in Japan

INTERNATIONAL | By Mari Yamaguchi | Jun 5
George Takei said he needed courage and anger to come out as gay and to join the equal rights movement for sexual minorities in the U.S., and he hopes his Japanese counterparts will do the same to make their society more equal.

Japan’s First Lady Joins Gay Pride Parade in Tokyo

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 28
Japan’s first lady Akie Abe is making headlines Monday after joining in Tokyo’s annual gay pride parade Sunday in order to show her support for her country’s LGBT community.

US Sending 2 Warships To Japan To Counter North Korea

INTERNATIONAL | By Lolita C Baldor | Apr 6
The US delivered a two-pronged warning to Asia Pacific nations Sunday, announcing that the U.S. will send two additional ballistic missile destroyers to Japan to counter the North Korean threat, and saying China must better respect its neighbors.

Gay Rights a Non-Issue for Asian Leaders at Sochi

INTERNATIONAL | By Ken Moritsugu | Feb 7
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Chinese counterpart appear not to be bothered by the international ruckus over Russia’s law restricting gay rights.

Japanese Cuisine Added to World Heritage List

The United Nations cultural organization has added traditional Japanese food to its cultural heritage list, making it only the second national cuisine to receive the prized designation.

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