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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 ➡︎

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 … Read more ➡︎

NPOs Provide Support for LGBT Job Hunters

 Being Yourself as LGBT <3> Job Hunting Support Nishinihon Shinbun 5/21/2015 Distress and anxiety are an unavoidable part of the job hunting experience. It is even greater for … 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 ➡︎

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 ➡︎

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 ➡︎

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 ➡︎