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The Grey, Grey Rainy Season and My Lonely Summer Forecast

Hello everyone! For my readers in Japan, I hope that you’re enjoying a relatively dry and very safe rainy season. Here in Kyushu, the rain has been causing…

Otsuka Takashi on the Importance of Same-Sex Marriage in Japan

Huffington Post Japan 2016/4/9 As the efforts of local governments to introduce same-sex partnership systems and local enterprises guarantee equal treatment to same-sex couples in regards to marriage…

LDP: “We have a duty to facilitate the understanding of LGBT”

TV Asahi News 2016/4/28 The Liberal Democratic Party has turned it attention toward eliminating discrimination towards Lesbian, Gay and other sexual minorities, claiming it is “the government’s obligation”…

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…

Kyushu Rainbow Pride 2015

Kyushu Rainbow Pride 2015 was held on Sunday, November 22, and my friend and I went to check it out!

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…

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….