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The government introduced measures to prevent harassment of LGBTI people at work, but no law was passed to protect them from overall discrimination. Domestic violence against women increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. The authorities’ responses to the pandemic excluded certain ethnic minorities.
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Japan: Tokyo ruling on same-sex marriage a sign of hope

In response to today’s Tokyo District Court ruling that upheld the Japanese government ban on same-sex marriage, Amnesty International’s East Asia Researcher Boram Jang said: “While the court today endorsed the government’s discriminatory ban on same-sex marriage, it also acknowledged that the...