Tag: 同性愛者

Otsuka Takashi, Pioneer of the 90’s Gay Boom, on LGBT Progress in Japan

“We must take action lest we allow the movement to fade” Huffington Post Japan 4/2/16 Fuelled by the introduction of same-sex partnership systems in various municipalities across Japan,…

LGBT Rights in Japan 2015: The Year in Review

Since 1995, a “kanji of the year” has been selected by national ballot and announced on December 12. The kanji is meant to represent the events of the…

No, there has never been same-sex marriage in Japan

The Japan Times recently ran an article titled “Same-sex marriages? Japan’s been there, done that, kind of” on November 16th as part of its “bilingual” column. The piece…

Japanese Ministry of Justice Releases “Human Rights Public Awareness Video” Explaining LGBTQ

This morning, I came across a wonderful (Japanese only) video resource titled “Living As Yourself – Sexual Minorities and Human Rights” (あなたがあなたらしく生きるために・性的マイノリティと人権), which was recently created by the…

Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward to Recognize Same-Sex Partnerships

Back in February, I wrote about how the municipal government of Shibuya was considering creating non legally-binding certificates stating that a same-sex couple was in a relationship “equivalent…

日本で暮らすゲイ達へ。

こんばんわ。 どうも、Takuです。 いつもReiにブログを書いてもらっていて、少し罪悪感を感じ投稿。 今回は日本に住むゲイの皆さんの生活を知りたくて書き始めました。僕がゲイの先輩方に聞きたい質問をいくつか書き出しておりますので、お時間のある方は是非ご回答をお願いします。 もしかすると日本人で、このブログを読んでいらっしゃる方はいないかもしれませんが、とりあえず進めていきます。

A Visit to Dazaifu Tenmangu and Deciding My Future

This weekend, the weather in Fukuoka warmed up considerably, and Taku and I took the opportunity to visit Dazaifu Tenmangu, a famous Shinto shrine in Dazaifu City. The…

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…