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Gay-Friendly Work Policies Are Finally Catching on in Japan

  • Nomura, Dai-Ichi Life, Sony strive to improve inclusiveness
  • Diverse workforce seen boosting employee morale, sales

Yusuke Kitamura hid his sexuality from colleagues for most of his career. It was only after joining one of Japan’s oldest brokerages last year that he could tell them he was gay.

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