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Alexei Nikolsky, RIA-Novosti  (Presidential Press Service)Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Asia leaders join Sochi, not put off by Russia’s human rights record

Saturday, February 8, 2014
When top Western leaders decided to stay away from Russian President Vladimir Putin's Winter Olympics, he wasn't exactly left friendless: he has the heads of leading Asian nations and others to help show the world that not everyone is put off by his human rights record and the anti-gay law he championed. [ Read more → ]

Japan court issues landmark ruling on transgender parent’s rights

Friday, December 13, 2013
TOKYO -- Japan's Supreme Court this week ruled that a toddler born to a transgender man and his wife through artificial insemination shall be regarded as their legitimate child. [ Read more → ]

Japan elects first openly gay politician to Tokyo assembly

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Taiga Ishikawa has been elected Japan’s first openly gay politician after winning a seat in the Tokyo ward assembly in local elections on Sunday. Prior to his victory, no openly gay politician had ever won office in Japan. [ Read more → ]
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