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Tokyo Rainbow Pride 2017 Kicks Off; Democratic Party Leader Makes Address

Blogos 2017/5/1 Tokyo Rainbow Pride 2017 will take place at various locations in Tokyo from April 29th through May 7th. The event aims to deepen the understanding of LGBT and…

Japanese Student Film Imagines a World Where Homosexuality is Majority

Asahi Shinbun Digital 2017/4/2 “Following similar movements across Europe and the Americas, the National Diet has prohibited heterosexuality in Japan.” ‘The Other Side’ , created last year by…

Urasoe City, Okinawa Declares Support For LGBT, Raises Rainbow Flag

Ryukyu Shimpo 2017/1/4 On the morning of January 4th, the city of Urasoe raised a rainbow flag, the symbol of sexual diversity, in front of city hall. At…

Sapporo City to Recognize Same-Sex Couples

NHK 2016/12/22 In 2017, the city of Sapporo will implement a system that recognizes the relationships of same-sex couples as “equivalent to marriage”. It will become the first…

Japanese Transgender Idol Unit “SECRET GUYZ” Overcome Gender Boundaries

Suponichi Annex 2016/11/26 SECRET GUYZ, Japan’s first ever FtM idol group, is broadening the scope of its activities to spread understanding of sexual minorities as it cements its…

Rainbow Parade for LGBT Awareness Held in Kumamoto City 

Kumanichi.com 2016/11/14 Rainbow Parade Kumamoto, an event which aims to create understanding of sexual minorities, was held on November 12 in downtown Kumamoto City. About 200 people marched…

Japan’s First Ever ‘Pride Index’ Awards 53 Companies ‘Gold’ Rank

Huffington Post Japan 2016/10/27 Work With Pride, a private organization created through the efforts of IBM Japan and Human Rights Watch which works for the creation of LGBT-friendly…

Japanese Companies Evaluated, Awarded for Efforts to Create LGBT-Friendly Workplaces

NHK News 2016/10/26 With the hope of creating workplaces which are LGBT-friendly, NPO groups and other related organizations evaluated various companies work environments and held a commemoration event. 

Yokohama Diversity Parade – Marching With a Smile

Mainichi Shinbun 2016/10/15 With the goal of realizing a more diverse society, sexual minorities and their supporters took to the streets of Yokohama for Yokohama Diversity Parade, held…