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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…

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…

Winter Days and LGBT News from Japan

I hope that everyone’s years are off to a good start! Taku and I have been hanging out as we normally do. After the nine day New Year’s holiday we…

Happy New Year!! 〜あけましておめでとう〜

あけましておめでとうございます。 皆様にとって、2014年はどんな一年でしたか? 僕にとって、2014年は激動の年でした。

Happy New Year 2015!

Happy New Year! 明けましておめでとうございます! Now that it’s all over, I can honestly say that 2014 was my best year in a long time. I’m certainly going to make the best…

Hakata Light Up Walk 2014

This weekend, Taku and I enjoyed the Labor Thanksgiving Day long weekend, the second holiday we’ve had this November, the first being the Culture Day (文化の日) long weekend we…

紅葉よりまんじゅう~ Our trip to Hiroshima

We took our first overnight trip together to Hiroshima this weekend!  For those who aren’t aware, Hiroshima, like other prefectures in Japan, has a very rich old history….

Expat and Gay in Japan: Dating A Japanese Guy

■Updated November 2016 As the title implies, I’ll be writing about what it’s like being in a gay relationship and dating a Japanese guy. Of course, I don’t…