#Japan

  • Article: Japan Shares Important Message of Solidarity at ‘Global Goal: Unite for Our Future — The Summit’

    Japan Shares Important Message of Solidarity at ‘Global Goal: Unite for Our Future — The Summit’

    By Imogen Calderwood  and  Adam Critchley|June 27, 2020

    We need everyone on board if we’re going to put a stop to COVID-19 everywhere. Read more

  • Article: It Took 138 Years for Japan’s Central Bank to Appoint Its First Woman Executive

    It Took 138 Years for Japan’s Central Bank to Appoint Its First Woman Executive

    By Leah Rodriguez|May 12, 2020

    Tokiko Shimizuto made history at Bank of Japan. Read more

  • Article: 'Little Miss Period' Is Tackling Menstruation Stigma in Japan

    'Little Miss Period' Is Tackling Menstruation Stigma in Japan

    By Brandon Wiggins|Dec. 17, 2019

    A new film based on a comic is getting people to talk about periods. Read more

  • Article: The World's Biggest Economies Just Pledged Over $250 Million for Female Entrepreneurs in Africa

    The World's Biggest Economies Just Pledged Over $250 Million for Female Entrepreneurs in Africa

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|Aug. 27, 2019

    It’s the most significant financing effort aimed at women in the continent's history. Read more

  • Article: Blistering Heat Wave in Japan Kills 57 and Sends 18,000 to Hospital

    Blistering Heat Wave in Japan Kills 57 and Sends 18,000 to Hospital

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Pia Gralki|Aug. 7, 2019

    Unprecedented heat waves are happening worldwide. Read more

  • Article: Japan Elects 2 Politicians With Disabilities in 'Unprecedented' Progress for Rights

    Japan Elects 2 Politicians With Disabilities in 'Unprecedented' Progress for Rights

    By Madeleine Keck|July 26, 2019

    The lawmakers will work toward enhancing the lives of Japanese citizens living with disabilities. Read more

  • Article: Japan Elects First Openly Gay Male Lawmaker, Spurring Hopes for Same-Sex Marriage

    Japan Elects First Openly Gay Male Lawmaker, Spurring Hopes for Same-Sex Marriage

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|July 23, 2019

    He said he is certain that same-sex marriage in Japan will be legalized within the next six years. Read more

  • Article: 7-Eleven Japan Is Switching to Biodegradable Packaging

    7-Eleven Japan Is Switching to Biodegradable Packaging

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Gabrielle Deonath|June 26, 2019

    To combat Japan's high levels of plastic waste, the company will switch to biodegradable wrappers. Read more