Japan ranks 3 ° in technology innovation rankings, but sins on human resources

Japan ranks 32 in 60 countries in the Global Innovation Index, released in…

Gifu schools revise old rules after criticism from parents and students

The provincial high schools are abolishing the old rules that, according to the education council,…

Parents appeal to Tokyo court to gain visitation rights for their children

Lawyers representing parents separated from their children in Japan said on Monday they would appeal…

Government must fight discrimination against leprosy patients, say Japanese

Relatives of former leprosy patients, at a meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday, asked…

China urges US ambassador to "act" against Hong Kong rights law

China's Foreign Ministry convened US Ambassador Terry Branstad on Monday…

China criticizes US on G20: “World's largest source of instability”

The United States is the world's largest source of instability and its politicians are spreading…

South Korea's Conservative Politicians Seek to Reduce LGBT Rights

Activists in South Korea condemned an attempt by conservative MPs to remove homophobia and…

Sweden named best tourist destination for LGBT audience

Sweden has been named the most LGBT-friendly country in the world, according to…

Pope compares homophobic politicians to Hitler

Pope Francis said on Friday that politicians marching against homosexuals, Gypsies and Jews…

Myanmar faces genocide charges in UN court

Myanmar faces charges of genocide in UN highest court over treatment…

Ugandan government proposes death penalty for homosexual relations, activists protest measure

The Ugandan government's plan to reintroduce a bill that could impose on…

'South Park' creators criticize Hollywood and NBA for yielding to China

Last week, the last episode of "South Park" targeted Hollywood and the NBA for giving in.

Vietnamese activist arrested for criticizing communist government on Facebook

Human rights groups have called for the immediate release of a Vietnamese activist arrested for criticizing the…

Chinese company caught in child labor

The Trump administration is blocking shipments from a Chinese company that makes baby pajamas…

US blacklists 28 Chinese entities for rights abuse

The US Department of Commerce on Monday put 28 law enforcement agencies and companies…

Conservatives protest against new bioethics law in France

42.000 protesters were estimated to take to the streets of Paris on Sunday, peacefully protesting against a…

US: LGBT Rights, Abortion and Immigration to be Discussed by Supreme Court in New Challenge

The US Supreme Court begins its new term this week, with a major dispute in…

Former minister considers including LGBT marriage in revision of Japanese constitution

Former Education Minister Hakubun Shimomura, a conservative ally of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, has called for a discussion…

Nigerian dies after hunger strike in Japanese detention center

Japanese immigration authorities said on Tuesday that a Nigerian starved to death while in the…

Hunger strikes increase in Japan's immigrant detention facilities

The number of cases in which foreigners detained at immigration centers hold hunger strikes…

'Human rights before mining rights': German residents chase coal company

A group of residents who live on the edge of one of the largest coal mines in…