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We’re Engaged! −「私たち、婚約しました♡」

Dear readers, Taku and I are happy to announce that we are engaged and plan to get married in the United States next year! We are currently applying…

Osaka’s Yodogawa Ward Launches First-Ever LGBT Awareness Poster Campaign

Yodogawa Ward in Osaka City is unique in that it became the first municipality in Japan to declare support for LGBT individuals back in 2013. And according to…

Kyushu Rainbow Pride 2016 [Slideshow+Video]

Kyushu Rainbow Pride 2016, the third LGBT Pride event to be hosted in Fukuoka City, was held on November 6 in Fukuoka’s Reisen Park. Attendees of all ages,…

New England Nostalgia, and Autumn in Fukuoka

Being born and raised in New England, I learned to love autumn from an early age. Despite the days becoming shorter and the foliage falling from the trees, I…

Reader’s Interest Survey Results

A few weeks ago, we conducted a survey through our Facebook page in order to get a better understanding of what brings readers to Takurei’s Room and learn what…

10 Issues Facing Japanese LGBT Jobseekers

On October 11th, Huffington Post Japan revealed the results of a survey of LGBT job seekers and transferees regarding issues they’ve faced on the job or while job…

Welcome to the Revue: The Dazzling World of Anmitsu Hime

One of the things that I love about living in Fukuoka is the wide variety of nightlife available. The neighborhood surrounding Oyafuko Street contains sports bars, snack bars,…

On Translating Japanese and LGBT Terminology

When writing about LGBT related topics, it can be difficult to select the correct words. Having only started writing about such things in recent years, I have often…

LGBT Pride Events in Japan (Autumn 2016)

Even though we are rapidly approaching the end of 2016, there are still many things to look forward to, including several events celebrating gender and sexual minorities across…