Top Japanese Dictionary Includes the Term ‘LGBT’, Carelessly Misdefines It

Asahi Shimbun Digital 2018/1/15 It has been discovered that the Koujien Dictionary, the latest edition of which became available for sale on January 12th of this year after…

Trans TV Personality Vexed Over Top Sumo Referee’s Problematic Apology

Warning: This article discusses and contains an account of sexual assault. 

News: January 1 – 8, 2017

In the first week of the year, university students appeal for the acceptance of diversity and corporations make finding a home a little more comfortable for sexual minorities. 

A Year in Japanese LGBT News – 2017

On October 24, the publishers of the Kojien Dictionary, regarded as the most authoritative dictionary of Japanese, announced that it would be issuing the volume’s first revision in…

Okinawa Convention and Visitors Bureau to Join IGLTA

Okinawa Times 2017/12/06 The Okinawa Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCVB) has announced that it will be joining the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA), an organization which…

News: December 2 – 4, 2017

The latest news stories coming out of Japan as we begin Human Rights Week and move towards the close of 2017. 

LDP Chairman Opposed to Same-Sex Partners at Imperial Banquets

Asahi Shinbun 2017/11/23 Liberal Democratic Party Assembly Chairman Wataru Takeshita on November 23rd expressed opposition to the idea of same-sex partners of state guests attending imperial banquets hosted…

NPO Creates Disaster Prevention Guidebook for LGBT

Sakigake Shinpou 2017/11/19 Masataka Masaki of Sexuality and Human Rights Network ESTO, an organization that works to create support for LGBT individuals, announced the “Disaster Prevention Guidebook for…

Fukuoka Organizations Appeal for Same-Sex Partnership, LGBT Services

Mainichi Shinbun 2017/11/14 On November 13, LGBT Alliance Fukuoka representative Igarashi Yuri and six others met with Fukuoka City Mayor Takashima Soichiro and Councilman Kawakami Shinpei at city…