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  • Tokyo ward 1st in Japan to recognize same sex marriage

    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.
  • Taiwan to join China-led regional bank, Japan says not now

    Japan is not planning to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, its government spokesman said Tuesday, while Taiwan announced it would apply for membership, joining dozens of countries in signing up to an initiative opposed by...

    Japan extends sanctions against NKorea for 2 more years

    Japan plans to extend its sanctions against North Korea for two more years when they expire April 13 after failing to get promised updates on an investigation into kidnappings of Japanese citizens decades ago, the government spokesman said Tuesday. "At...

    A Japanese-inspired spring display takes over the Bellagio's Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

    A Japanese-inspired spring display takes over the Bellagio's Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
    Spring comes with a celebration of Japanese culture at the Bellagio’s Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, a display now on view for free. This marks the first Japanese-inspired display for the 13,500-square-foot gardens, which feature more than 82,...

    4 years after Fukushima, Japan considers restarting nuclear facilities

    On many Friday evenings, 38-year-old Tomo Iwabuchi and six friends can be found on a street corner in Fukushima City, banging drums, chanting and singing. "Zero nukes!" Iwabuchi yells into a microphone as a few pedestrians stride by. "The Fukushima...