“Rainbow March” Held in Sapporo After 4 Year Hiatus

Mainichi Shinbun 2017/10/09 “Rainbow March”, an event created to appeal for a greater understanding of LGBT and other sexual minorities, was held on October 8th in Sapporo City…

Fuji TV Program Draws Ire of LGBT Community, President Issues Apology

Mainichi Shinbun 2017/09/29 Warning: This article contains a discussion of homophobic terminology. Fuji Television President Miyauchi Masaki on September 29th held a press conference where he apologized for…

Sapporo City to Introduce “LGBT-Friendliness Index”, Evaluate Local Workplaces

Hokkaido Shinbun 2017/09/26 On September 25, Sapporo City announced that in an ongoing effort to create LGBT-friendly workplaces, the city will introduce an “LGBT Friendliness Index” system beginning…

3200 Attend ‘Pink Dot Okinawa 2017’ in Celebration of Diversity

The Ryukyu Shimpo 2017/9/24 Pink Dot Okinawa 2017, an event that aims to create a society where sexual minorities can live comfortably, was held on September 23 at…

126 Couples Utilizing Same-Sex Partnership Systems Across Japan

On September 21st, Nijiiro Diversity released the latest statistics regarding the usage of same-sex partnership systems that have been implemented in six municipalities across Japan.

Fukuoka City to Implement Same-Sex Partnership System; LGBT Support Measures

Nishinihon Shinbun 2017/9/15 On September 14, the city of Fukuoka announced that it is considering implementing a “partnership system” recognizing same-sex couples. According to the city, it is…

Itoshima City to Introduce Guidelines and Training to Create LGBT-Inclusive Schools

Mainichi Shinbun 2017/9/14 The Itoshima City Board of Education in Fukuoka Prefecture has announced that in an effort to cultivate a better understanding of LGBT and other sexual…

Koshigaya City to Revise Forms in Consideration of Sexual Minorities

Sankei Shinbun 2017/9/5 Koshigaya City in Saitama Prefecture announced that in consideration for sexual minorities, it will begin to revise how an individual’s sex is indicated on official…

Niigata Organization Releases Manga Featuring LGBT Experiences

Niigata Nippo More 2017/6/9 The Niigata City based LGBT support group Niigata LGBT Love 1 peace has released a booklet called Diverse People, Diverse Minds, which features the…