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Human rights lawyer urges Japan to stop forcing trans people into...

Michael Kirby, 80, who is co-chair of the International Bar Association Human Rights Institute and a former justice of the Australian High Court, said...

Japanese transgender people are now allowed to choose bathrooms

A trans woman brought her case against the government to a court in Tokyo, arguing that her workplace discriminated against her when they barred...

Japanese trans woman was outed on TV against her will

The woman was featured on television show Shumatsu Chigumaya Kazoku, which translates as ‘Weekend Yamaguchi Family’ on Television Yamaguchi Broadcasting Systems earlier this month....

Japan has granted asylum to an LGBT+ refugee

Even though Japanese are relatively more LGBT-accepting than other Asians according to researches, the country has a small amount of laws that could have...

Trans women were not allowed to enter women-only event in Japan

Gold Finger, a Japanese women-only event, has been accused of transgender erasure. Gold Finger bills itself as “Japan’s hottest, biggest and longest-running fantasy club...

Protesters demand Japanese politician to apologize for anti-LGBT remarks

In a video released on social media last Tuesday a group of people surrounds Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) lawmaker Mio Sugita. The video...

Same-sex couples in Japan talk about the perspective of marriage

Thirteen same-sex couples filed a lawsuit against the Japanese government in February, claiming that if Japan accepts gay people (technically it does – homosexuality...

90% of trans Japanese have problems with employment

Researchers carrying out the study for the nonprofit organization ReBit asked people to choose the most appropriate answers from a list of job-hunting problems...

Japan elected its first trans assemblywoman

Ayako Fuchigami won one the seat for Sapporo’s Higashi Ward district, in a move hailed as a step forward for trans rights in...

Soccer player Shiho Shimoyamada is a lesbian

Japanese soccer player Shiho Shimoyamada has come out to inspire other LGBT athletes to do the same ahead of the Olympic Games that her...

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