Japan Airlines is replacing “ladies and gentlemen” in its in-flight and airport announcements with gender-neutral expressions, beginning in October. Reuters reports that the formerly state-owned airline will use phrases such as “all passengers”, “good morning” and “good evening” in its English announcements. The airline’s spokesperson told Reuters, “We have committed to not discriminate based on gender … sexual orientation, gender identity or other personal attributes”. The Japanese government does not yet legally recognise same-sex partnerships, though a growing number of cities and municipalities do.