Kaori Sato (centre), independent candidate running for the upcoming upper house election, holding a rainbow flag,. Photo: Reuters
Kaori Sato (centre), independent candidate running for the upcoming upper house election, holding a rainbow flag,. Photo: Reuters

Japan’s conservative ruling party cites ‘gay rights’ in manifesto in bid to burnish image overseas

Winning hosting rights for the Tokyo games – which mandates anti-discrimination as part of its charter – has helped bring change in attitudes towards same-sex community, say lawmakers

Kaori Sato (centre), independent candidate running for the upcoming upper house election, holding a rainbow flag,. Photo: Reuters
Kaori Sato (centre), independent candidate running for the upcoming upper house election, holding a rainbow flag,. Photo: Reuters
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