Day: May 11, 2018

Japanese News: May week 2

Here are some articles that caught my eye in the news this week! Tokyo Rainbow Pride 2018 Around 7000 persons participated in Tokyo Rainbow Parade 2018 on Sunday (6th): 「愛に平等を」 7000人行進. The Tokyo Rainbow Pride took place for the first time in 2012, so it was the seventh edition this year. At first, I didn’t understand the number given by Mainichi, it seemed underestimated. But I guess that only 7000 persons took part in the Parade itself, while the event as a whole drew much more participants. It is at least what suggests the Wikipedia page. The slogans were: 「すべての愛に平等を」 「同性婚法制化」 「誰も排除しない社会を」 The parade was only a part of the whole Tokyo Rainbow Pride that included concerts, discussions and seminars. Members of the Diet also participated, both from the party in power and from the opposition: パレードには与野党の国会議員や自治体の議員も多数参加した. 国会議員・こっかいぎいん: member of the Diet 自治体・じちたい: local government One politician said that in 2000 when he participated for the first time to the parade, which took place, I guess, unofficially, they marched in a “撮影禁止ゾーン”: 「2000年に初めてパレードに参加した時は撮影禁止ゾーンで歩いたのに、今日はたくさんの仲間と歩けてうれしい。お祭りの盛り上がりに、法整備も追い付かなければ」 法整備・ほうせいび: I think that this …