Japanese male volleyball players kissed to stop a fight


Yu Yamamoto, 24, and Takuya Takamatsu, 29, had a small disagreement about whether one side had fouled. As they pushed each other, the sportsmen locked lips to let people know that the conflict is over. Takuya Takamatsu later said that he treats Yamamoto like a brother. There are no openly gay pro volleyball players in Japan, and the attitude to the LGBT community is rather conservative. Japan is not a homophobic country, there are many gay tourist destinations. But as for locals, they respect customs and traditions their ancestors followed, so their views are hardly changeable. Although, when the boys kissed, this gesture received a lot of positive feedbacks. We wish all conflicts to end like this, it is always better to kiss than to fight.


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