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…

LGBT Japan News: December 2 – 4, 2017

There’s a lot of news 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…

134 Couples Utilizing Same-Sex Partnership Systems Across Japan

On October 31st, Nijiiro Diversity released the latest statistics regarding the usage of same-sex partnership systems that have been implemented in six municipalities across Japan.

700 Students Attend LGBT Career Fair in Tokyo

Mainichi Shinbun 2017/10/21 RAINBOW CROSSING TOKYO, an event that aims to connect job hunting college students with companies proactively making efforts to support the LGBT community in Japan…

“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…