On October 8, Japan’s LGBT community took to the streets of Shinjuku for love and equality. It was the Tokyo Love Parade 2018. This came days after the Tokyo Metropolitan Government adopted an ordinance banning discrimination against the LGBT community.
Protesters gathered in the Shibuya district of Tokyo on October 2. They want McDonald’s to raise its minimum wage to 1,500 yen per hour (about US$13).
Abe has claimed to be an advocate for women’s empowerment. Satsuki Katayama is the only woman in Abe’s Cabinet.