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Taiwan's president advocates for gender equality

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Saturday (March 6) said she appreciated Taiwan's women for their significant contributions and hoped the nation would be able to achiev...

New Tokyo Olympic president tries to assure Japan on safety

TOKYO (AP) — The new president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee has begun holding weekly news conferences hoping to win over a doubting Japanese public with the postponed games opening in jus...

Amazon Singapore empowers women-owned small businesses this International Women's Day

Amazon Singapore encourages consumers to shop from small businesses and bolsters support for sellers by shining the spotlight on women entrepreneurs, including founders of maternity needs brand Hegen,...

Tokyo Olympics add 12 women to executive board to reach 42%

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics made a symbolic gesture toward gender equality on Tuesday by appointing 12 women to the body’s executive board. The board will now have 19 women among...

Bangkok Post lists Taiwan president among 24 Women of the Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Thai newspaper the Bangkok Post announced on Monday (March 1) that it has included Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on its list of 24 Women of the Year. In antic...

It's March, the month when the Tokyo Olympics were postponed

TOKYO (AP) — It's now March, the month when the Tokyo Olympics came apart just a year ago. Will it happen again? Frankly, it seems unlikely. The start of the torch relay on March 25 ...

Suga's PR chief resigns after meal tied to Japan broadcaster

TOKYO (AP) — The public relations chief for Japan's prime minister has resigned after she acknowledged she had a 70,000 yen ($700) dinner paid for by a broadcaster. Makiko Yamada had...

Taiwan’s Equal Pay Day came 1 day early this year, on Feb. 20

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Equal Pay Day in Taiwan, which symbolizes how long women must work to achieve the same pay as men the previous year, fell one day earlier in 2021 than 2020, landing on Feb...

Seiko Hashimoto takes over as Tokyo Olympic president

Seiko Hashimoto appeared in seven Olympics — four Winter Olympics and three Summer Olympics. According to historian Dr. Bill Mallon, her seven appearances is the most by any “multi-season&...

Seiko Hashimoto named Tokyo Olympics chief after sexism row

Japan's seven-time Olympic athlete Seiko Hashimoto was officially appointed as new president of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee on Thursday. The 56-year-old woman had served as Japan's O...

Report: Hashimoto will be offered job to head Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee is about to get a new president — and it looks like it will be a woman. According to a report in Japan, the job will be offered to...

France votes on anti-radicalism bill that worries Muslims

PARIS (AP) — France’s lower house of parliament is voting Tuesday on a bill that would strengthen government oversight of mosques and religious schools and crack down on polygamy and forced marriage, ...

Tokyo Olympics to pick Mori replacement; is a woman likely?

TOKYO (AP) — Yoshiro Mori's replacement as the president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee is expected to be named very quickly. The 83-year-old former prime minister was forced to step down l...

Protesters say French anti-radicalism law is anti-Muslim

PARIS (AP) — Activists rallied Sunday in Paris to demand that the French government abandon a bill aimed at rooting out Islamist extremism that the protesters say could trample on religious freedom an...

EXPLAINER: Japan's latest Olympic controversy

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's latest Olympic controversy — the reluctant resignation of Japanese organizing committee head Yoshiro Mori over sexist comments — comes as its citizens are increasingly expressing ...