Category: Resources

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…

Expat and Gay in Japan: How to Find Gay Bars (and More!)

Just as is common in other countries, bars have served as a meeting place and safe haven for queer people in Japan. However, while big cities have more…

E-book – “A Glossary of Japanese Gay Terminology”

※3/23/2016 This version of the e-book is no longer available. Please read about the latest copy of the glossary. A little over a month ago, we received a request…

Expat and Gay in Japan: Living in the Closet

Over the past two weeks, the dialogue regarding the legal recognition of same-sex partners reached national news status and became so conspicuous that Prime Minister Abe chose to…

Expat and Gay in Japan: Dating A Japanese Guy

■Updated November 2016 As the title implies, I’ll be writing about what it’s like being in a gay relationship and dating a Japanese guy. Of course, I don’t…

Expat and Gay in Japan: An Introduction

Much has been written about heterosexual expats and their experiences dating in Japan, but what about the gay male expat population? In general, foreigners are still relatively rare…