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Tokyo to recognize same-sex partnerships from November

Japan is the only nation of the Group of Seven countries that does not recognize same-sex unions

Japan’s PM tells Vatican of concern about human rights in Hong...

The meeting marked the 80th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and the Holy See

Pope Francis names new bishop of Oita in Japan

Father Sulpizio Shinzo Moriyama of Fukuoka is currently the secretary general of the Episcopal Conference of Japan

Filipino bishop formally takes helm of Japan’s Diocese of Sendai

The 57-year-old Filipino also expressed hope that the war in Ukraine “would end soon”

Pope Francis names new archbishop of Nagasaki

Bishop Nakamura has previously served as auxiliary Bishop of Nagasaki and was titular bishop of Fessei

Japan executes three prisoners in first hangings since 2019

Worldwide, at least 483 people were executed last year in 18 countries, according to rights watchdog Amnesty International

Pope Francis appoints Filipino missionary priest as bishop in Japan

Father Edgar Gacutan’s nomination makes him the first Filipino to be named bishop in Japan

Lola Isabelita Viduya, comfort woman, 89

Isabelita and other Filipino women victims of sexual slavery and violence died without receiving a formal apology and compensation from Japan

Paralympics set to open in Tokyo amid worsening COVID-19 crisis

The organizers admitted last week that the Paralympics will be held under "very difficult" circumstances

Japan refuses to issue visas for diplomats from Myanmar

Government sources in Japan say that allowing the new diplomats would be tantamount to recognizing the military coup

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