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The Best of Takurei’s Room [Part Two]

We’re counting down the top ten most popular posts since the inception of Takurei’s Room two years ago. In part one, we counted down the posts ranked 10-6, and…

The Best of Takurei’s Room [Part One]

Takurei’s Room will be two years old on August 31st, 2016! To celebrate this milestone, I’ve decided to put together a list of our top ten most popular…

Citizen’s Group Proposes LGBT Anti-Discrimination Legislation

Huffington Post Japan 5/21/2015 The LGBT Law Association (LGBT法連合会), which seeks the development of broader legislation aimed at helping sexual minorities, announced at a Tokyo press conference on…

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…

My Successful Visit to America

My trip to America has come and gone, and I’ve returned to Japan. In the weeks leading up to my departure, I had become extremely tense and anxious,…

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…

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…