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Sapporo City to Recognize Same-Sex Couples

NHK 12/22/2016 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 11/26/2016 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 11/14/2016  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 magnificently…

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

Huffington Post Japan 10/27/2016 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 10/26/2016 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 10/15/2016 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…

Kansai Rainbow Parade: A Celebration of Gender and Sexual Diversity

Asahi Shinbun 10/9/2016 Kansai Rainbow Parade, a celebration of gender and sexual diversity, was held on Saturday, October 8th in Osaka City. About 750 people marched though the…

Nine Same-Sex Couples Register in First Two Months of Naha’s “Partnership System”

Yahoo News 9/30/2016 Since the implementation of Naha City’s “Partnership Registration System”, which officially recognizes same-sex couples, nine couples have registered between July 11 and September 29. This…

“Goodbye, LGBT”; The true meaning of Makimura Asako’s Statement

withnews 4/30/2016 “Dear concept of LGBT,” Talent Makimura Asako (28) contributed this letter which was published in Modern Philosophy (現代思想, from publisher Seidosha) in October 2015. LGBT is…