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Nintendo Will Honor Gay Partnerships Even When Japan Won’t
Video game creator Nintendo will recognize people in same-sex relationships, just as they had recognized “traditional marriages” — even when the country of Japan doesn’t.Last week the $95 billion company released its corporate social responsibility initiatives (CSRI) with one thing standing out.In the “Introduction of a Partnership System” portion of the CSRI, reports Go Nintendo, Nintendo restated that as of March 2021, the company has had a policy where  “same-sex partners” will have the “same benefits as employees in an opposite-sex marriage.”This policy contrasts with the legal battle ongoing in Japan to get same-sex couples recognized by law. Attempts at national and municipal legal changes have been made, but nothing has come from it. In a recent case on June 20 in Osaka, it was found that “under the constitution, the definition of marriage did not extend to partnerships between people of the same gender.” This effectively bans same-sex marriage in the country.Nintendo’s statement reads simply that if you are in a “common law” marriage, you will be granted the same rights as “traditional” couples.“Although same-sex marriages are not currently recognized under Japanese law, this system ensures employees who are in a domestic partnership with a same-sex partner have the same benefits as employees in an opposite-sex marriage,” the policy reads.
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Queer Eye's Bobby Berk Hopes to Win Big at Emmy's
Emmy Awards, the Television Academy announced Tuesday.The show is up for outstanding Sstructured reality program, outstanding production design for a variety, reality or competition series, outstanding picture editing for a structured reality or competition program, outstanding casting for a reality program, outstanding directing for a reality program cheer, and host for a reality or competition program for all five of its hosts.One of those hosts and the show's interior design expert, Bobby Berk, spoke with E News about the nomination and what’s in store for the upcoming season.“It really is an amazing feeling to be acknowledged by the Academy and our peers,” he told the outlet.Queer Eye is a reboot of the 2008, series Queer Eye for a Straight Guy, with a modernized and more inclusive twist. The American reality show has come a long way since its premiere on Netflix in 2018 and features a new “Fab Five” with Antoni Porowski as the food and wine expert, Tan France as the fashion expert, Karamo Brown as the culture expert, Bobby Berk as the design expert, and Jonathan Van Ness as the grooming expert.Berk said that the show, “feels even more special every single year.”Starting in Atlanta, Ga., the show has traveled throughout the U.S.
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Walkout at Football Writers’ Awards over ‘next level racist and sexist jokes’
Football Writers’ Association (SFWA) awards in Glasgow.He also used the word ‘N-p’ while talking about Celtic signing three Japanese players, attendees told The Telegraph.The SFWA has apologised to ‘anyone upset’, with bosses saying they’d use the incident as a catalyst for improvement.Meanwhile, Mr Copeland has also reportedly apologised – but has now been dropped as an after-dinner speaker by his agency.Journalist Gabriella Bennett was among two tables of guests who left the ceremony, which saw Sir Alex Ferguson receive a lifetime achievement award.She said she had heard misogynistic remarks at previous ceremonies but described a speech as ‘next level’.‘I walked out after about five minutes of maybe a 20-minute speech, and within those five minutes it was rammed with sexist jokes’, she told the BBC.Ms Bennett said her table finally stood up to leave after hearing ‘an offensive racial slur’ – which ‘lots of people there found really funny’.TV presenter Eilidh Barbour tweeted: ‘Never felt so unwelcome in the industry I work in than sitting at the Scottish Football Writers Awards.‘A huge reminder there is still so much to do in making our game an equal place’.Neither woman named Mr Copeland in their comments.The incident represents a much wider problem as women remain hugely unrepresented in sports journalism, Ms Bennett added.The author, who is a member of the Women in Journalism group, said she had spoken to the only three women working as staff writers in the print side of the industry and ‘what they told us would make your hair stand on end’.‘Some really, really, shocking testimonials from everything from intimidating atmospheres at football press boxes to sneering attitudes to women in sports’, she said.Kick It Out,
Japan or Nihon is an island country in East Asia located in the northwest Pacific Ocean. It borders the Sea of Japan to the west, and it extends from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. Japan is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire and comprises an archipelago of 6,852 islands covering 377,975 square kilometers (145,937 sq mi); its five main islands, from north to south, are Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, and Okinawa. Tokyo is the country's capital and largest city; other major cities include Osaka and Nagoya.
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