#Japan

  • 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 Will Switch to Biodegradable Packaging and Eliminate Plastic Bags

    7-Eleven Japan Will Switch to Biodegradable Packaging and Eliminate Plastic Bags

    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

  • Article: Japan Is Giving 1.3 Million Vaccines to Children in Developing Countries

    Japan Is Giving 1.3 Million Vaccines to Children in Developing Countries

    By Jackie Marchildon|June 21, 2019

    Tokyo will commit about $4 billion for the vaccines and to tackle AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. Read more

  • Article: Podiums at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Will Be Made From Recycled Plastic

    Podiums at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Will Be Made From Recycled Plastic

    By Madeleine Keck|June 13, 2019

    Japanese citizens are being asked to donate their waste. Read more