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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”…

LGBT Rights in Japan 2015: The Year in Review

Since 1995, a “kanji of the year” has been selected by national ballot and announced on December 12. The kanji is meant to represent the events of the…

Kyushu Rainbow Pride 2015

Kyushu Rainbow Pride 2015 was held on Sunday, November 22, and my friend and I went to check it out!

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…

Japan’s Endless Summer, and Small Victories for LGBT Activists

Hello everyone! Here in Fukuoka, it’s been nothing but day after day of hot, stuffy weather. Everyone just accepts it, drearily wiping their faces and necks with handkerchiefs…

Naha City Second in Japan to Declare Support For Sexual Minorities

Ryukyu Shimpo 2015/6/19 On July 19, Naha City, with the goal of realizing a society which is easy for anyone to live in, will announce its “Declaration of…

Wrapping Up Life in Kitakyushu

Hi everyone, Rei here. These days, I’ve been preoccupied with preparing for my big move next month to Fukuoka City. As I mentioned before, I’m going to become…

Japanese Companies Beginning to Learn About, Market to LGBT People

Being Yourself as LGBT <5> Understanding Beyond Marketing Nishinihon Shinbun 2015/5/23 “LGBT people make up about 5% of the population. It’s about the same as the ratio of…

Japanese Companies Moving to Extend Benefits to LGBT Individuals

Being Yourself as LGBT <4> Movements to Improve Work Environments Nishinihon Shinbun 2015/5/22 T-Shirts, neckties, shoes, dresses. On the fifteenth, the office of Deutsche Bank Group in Tokyo’s…