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Japanese Curriculum Guidelines Include Nod to LGBT Students

Yomiuri Shinbun 6/21/2017 On June 21, The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) announced the latest update to the curriculum guidelines supplementary handbook, which will…

Japanese School Officials Consider Gender Identity and School Uniforms

Asahi Shinbun 6/12/2017 On June 11, transgender and genderqueer high school students spoke about school uniforms at an event in Fukuoka City.

Pink Dot Okinawa 2017 to be Held in September 

Okinawa Times 6/8/2017 Pink Dot Okinawa, an event which hopes to build support to create a society where LGBT and other sexual minorities can live comfortably, will be…

Takurei’s Room is on Patreon!

Hello readers! Thank you all for your continued readership and support. After careful consideration, we’ve decided to launch our very own Patreon! While we have greatly appreciated your…

LGBT In Japan Pride Month Reading Roundup

In celebration of LGBT Pride Month, we’ve prepared a roundup of our best original posts and translated articles that offer insight into the history, experiences, and progress of gender…

Sapporo City to Recognize Same-Sex Partnerships from June 1

Mainichi Shinbun 5/31/2017 Sapporo City will commence its “Partnership Oath System” on June 1st. The system will for the first time officially recognize same-sex couples in the city….

Japan Society’s “A Third Gender” Exhibition Highlights the Bishounen of Centuries Past

Last week, I finally had a chance to visit the Japan Society to experience their latest exhibition, A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints.

Japanese Idol Group “Tacoyaki Rainbow” Sing LGBT Diversity; Progress or Pandering?

“7 billion people, rainbow!” “Male and female, rainbow!” “Gloomy and cheerful, rainbow!” “Niche and major, rainbow!” “Love comes in all colors, Rainbow!” So begins RAINBOW~Because I’m Me~ (RAINBOW~私は私やねんから〜), released…

Over 100,000 Attend Tokyo Rainbow Pride; Appeal for LGBT-Inclusive Society

Livedoor News 5/9/2017 Over two days on May 6th and 7th, an estimated 105,000 individuals attended Tokyo Rainbow Pride to appeal for the creation of a society where…