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Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida says he will humbly listen to people's "harsh voices" criticizing his governing party's cozy ties to the ultra-conservative Unification Church and help victims of its allegedly fraudulent businesses and huge donation collection
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Data Is Plural is a weekly newsletter of useful/curious datasets. This edition, dated Sept. 7, 2022, has been republished with permission of the author. LGBTQ+ rights. Equaldex tracks LGBTQ+ rights around the world, categorizing the liberties and restrictions that relate to more than a dozen issues, such as same-sex marriage, blood donation, military service, employment discrimination, and the right to change one’s legal gender. The collaboratively edited database provides an API to retrieve those categorizations and contextual notes by country and/or U.S. state. The project also keeps tabs on developments that alter those rights and public opinion polling. [h/t Giuseppe Sollazzo]