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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 … Read more ➡︎

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 … Read more ➡︎

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 … Read more ➡︎

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 … Read more ➡︎

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, … Read more ➡︎

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 … Read more ➡︎

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 … Read more ➡︎

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 … Read more ➡︎

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 … Read more ➡︎