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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…

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…

Signs of Spring

Taku and I were able to meet this weekend after a very busy couple of weeks. Since we don’t live close enough to meet during the week, if…

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…

Steady Progression

Hello everyone! For those of you living in colder climates, are you getting through the winter unscathed? Here in Fukuoka, the signs of spring are already revealing themselves….

Recognition of Same-Sex Couples in Japan? Shibuya Ward on the Forefront of Equality

Big news coming out of Japan today. Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward is planning on issuing non-legally binding certificates indicating that same-sex partners are in “relationships equivalent to marriage,” the…