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Otsuka Takashi, Pioneer of the 90’s Gay Boom, on LGBT Progress in Japan

“We must take action lest we allow the movement to fade” Huffington Post Japan 4/2/16 Fuelled by the introduction of same-sex partnership systems in various municipalities across Japan, … Read more ➡︎

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 … Read more ➡︎

My Coming Out / My Good Day

(English below) こんにちは。 お久しぶりです。 つい先週、僕は両親にカミングアウトをしました。 少し複雑なので詳しくは書きませんが、どうぞ見ていって ください。

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 ➡︎

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. … Read more ➡︎

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 … Read more ➡︎

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 … Read more ➡︎

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 … Read more ➡︎

“Don’t judge a book by its cover!” ; Japanese Drama ‘Gomen Ne Seishun’ Tackles Transgender Acceptance

This Autumn, I’ve been watching the TBS Drama 「ごめんね青春」(Gomen-ne Seishun), a drama about a teacher, Heisuke Hara (Kanjyani 8’s Nishikido Ryo), a man still filled with guilt over … Read more ➡︎