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Review: ‘Okoge’

Okoge (おこげ) Takehiro Nakajima (director, writer) September 13, 1993 120 minutes DVD, Digital Okoge, is a 1993 film by Takehiro Nakajima which depicts the hardships of gay people…

YouTube Japan Compiles “Pride Playlist” of Educational LGBT Videos

In celebration of LGBT Pride Month, YouTube Japan has compiled a ‘Pride Playlist’ of 20 videos that offer insight about being LGBT in Japan.

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! Please read a passage from our…

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…

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…

Review: My Brother’s Husband – Volume 1

My Brother’s Husband (弟の夫) Gengoroh Tagame (Author), Anne Ishii (Translator) May 2, 2017 Pantheon Graphic Novels, 352 Pages Print/Digital While I’m not an avid reader of gay manga,…

Japanese-Language LGBT Resource Roundup

Over the past few years, the amount of information in Japanese about LGBT related topics in Japan has exploded, with internet resources being no exception. While some of the…

帰省 – Homecoming

After nearly five years of living in Japan, I’ve moved back to the United States ahead of Taku in order to prepare for our new life together.