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The Next Generation: Star Trek Actor Says Japan Needs to Get Angry About Gay Rights

The Next Generation: Star Trek Actor Says Japan Needs to Get Angry About Gay Rights
George Takei said he needed courage and anger to come out as gay and to join the equal rights movement for sexual minorities in the U.S., and he hopes his Japanese counterparts will do the same to make their society more equal. Takei said he has noticed a movement beginning in Japan, though the country of his ancestry has a long way to go. He said Japanese people need to fight for their own rights and they need to be a bit angry, too.
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Mari Yamaguchi
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Activists Decry Japan's Decision to Scale Back Climate Goals

Activists Decry Japan's Decision to Scale Back Climate Goals
Activists taking part in U.N. climate talks say Japan's decision to drastically scale back its target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions will hurt the battle against global warming.
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Nuclear Mistakes: Japan's Top Energy Regulator Calls for 'Drastic Steps' to Fix Mishaps at Fukushima

Nuclear Mistakes: Japan's Top Energy Regulator Calls for 'Drastic Steps' to Fix Mishaps at Fukushima
In their first meeting since Japan created a new, more independent nuclear agency 13 months ago, the top regulator urged the head of the utility that runs the crippled Fukushima power plant on Monday to take "drastic steps" to mitigate a spate of mishaps at the complex.
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Mari Yamaguchi
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