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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

FOOD/DRINK | Dec 5
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.

At Least One in Japan Gets HIV From Donated Blood

INTERNATIONAL | Nov 26
At least one person in Japan has been infected with HIV from a blood transfusion. A spokesman for the Japanese Red Cross Society said Tuesday that a male donor tested positive for HIV this month.

5 Free Things to do in Tokyo

By Mari Yamaguchi | Jun 29
Planning a trip to Tokyo? On par with New York City and London, it’s not cheap - but with strategic planning you can still have authentic experiences without depleting your bank account.

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