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“You’re not alone” – LGBT Youths Address Students at School Visits

Yahoo News 2016/4/28 “I was uncomfortable taking baths with everyone, and I didn’t attend school trips or excursions.” Yamashita Subaru (25) reflects on his middle school days. “At that…

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”…

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

Huffington Post Japan 2016/4/2 Fuelled by the introduction of same-sex partnership systems in various municipalities across Japan, the conversation surrounding LGBT people and sexual minorities has become prominent…

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…

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….

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…

“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…