Japan fans earn plaudits for cleaning pitches at World Cup 2022 | Qatar World Cup 2022

Japan’s stunning victory over Germany on Wednesday had their fans in an unbelievably joyous state. Now, Blue Warriors supporters are drawing praise in Qatar for an off-field tradition that seems uniquely Japanese: cleaning up the stadium after other fans have left. It has become increasingly common for Japanese fans to stay and help clean up … Read more

Life in Japan: Time for the country’s LGBTQ community to come out and fight

In this June 27, 2021, file photo taken in New York City, people can be seen marching in a pride parade calling for the rights of sexual minorities. (Daily / Toshiyuki Sumi) David McNeil When I first came to Japan in the 1990s, the gay community seemed invisible. There isn’t an annual gay rights march … Read more