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Wednesday, 30th April 2014
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Akie Abe joins gay pride in Shibuya

Japan's first lady made headlines last weekend (April 27th) when she joined Tokyo's annual gay pride parade in Shibuya, climbing atop a float alongside a drag queen to show her support for sexual minorities.

Akie Abe wore a white suit as she joined some 3,000 participants in the event through one of the city's trendiest entertainment and shopping districts.

"I want to help build a society where anyone can conduct happy, enriched lives without facing discrimination," she wrote on her Facebook page, following the gay pride march.

Written by  Susan Ballion  

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