Osaka Mayor Hirofumi Yoshimura said the fact that a LGBTI couple are foster parents shouldn't even be in the news. “The fostering program is necessary not for childless people, but for children,” said Yoshimura. “(Foster parents) being LGBT or not is irrelevant. A society where such a thing does not make a news headline is how our society should be.” Yoshimura made the remark after news emerged of the first male gay couple in Japan becoming official foster parents in Osaka.
May 3 / The Asahi Shimbun