Osaka has become the first city in Japan to officially recognise a same-sex couple as foster parents. Unlike many other developed nations, Japan has been accused of having conservative attitudes to LGBT issues. But officials in the city of Osaka have approved the wishes of a man in his 30s and a man in his 40s to foster a teenage boy. The government's department of health, labour and welfare says nowhere else in the country has done anything similar.
April 6 / BBC