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Japan bans homophobic discrimination in the wake of Olympics

Tokyo has adopted an anti-discrimination ordinance considering that fact that the country expects a flood of tourists (including LGBT tourists) in two years, because...

Japanese city issues cards to prove same-sex partnerships in emergency cases

The Japanese city of Sapporo has started issuing cards which prove same-sex couples are in relationships for emergency cases like hospitalization of one of...

Influential Japanese businesswoman Kazuyo Katsuma has a girlfriend

Kazuyo Katsuma, who was previously named on the Wall Street Journal‘s ’50 Women to Watch’ list, told Buzzfeed that she is in relationships with...

Japanese city with 1.5-million population recognizes same-sex partnerships

Same-sex couples living in Fukuoka, a Japanese city of 1.5 million people, are now able to enter unions that would be legally recognized. Last...

Japan orders hotels to finally accept gay customers

The Japanese Government has ordered hoteliers in the country to stop discriminating against their guests ion the basis of their sexuality. Under a...

Japan’s leading dictionary has added in a definition of LGBT

LGBT is now officially a part of the Japanese basic vocabulary, however not everybody would agree with the way the acronym is defined. The...

Japan still forces trans people to get sterilized

Despite strides forward in terms of LGBT equality in recent years, the Human Rights Watch says Japan does not recognize transgender people by their...

Former MP is baffled as Japan considered him a gay icon

Maurice Williamson, who used to represent Pakuranga in Eastern Auckland, New Zealand, was shocked to discover that Japanese gays like him. In 2013...

Japanese TV station apologises for mocking gays

A TV station in Japan has been forced to issue an apology, after re-running a show as a gay character was laughed at there....

Books teaching children about LGBTQ issues in Japan drew the attention...

Lately, a number of books that provide insight into LGBTQ issues for deeper understanding of sexual minorities being have been published in Japan. These...

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