349 Couples Using Partnership Systems Across Japan
Nijiiro Diversity has released the latest statistics regarding the usage of partnership systems that have been implemented in eleven municipalities across Japan.
Like Grains of Sand 「渚のシンドバッド」 Ryosuke Hashiguchi (director, writer) December 16th, 1995 129 minutes DVD Like Grains of Sand is a genre-defining coming-of-age film that sets the bar for Japanese high school dramas. It checks all the boxes: Love, loneliness, jealousy, teenaged hijinks and a search for identity – splashed across a quintessential Japanese summer backdrop.
A Touch of Fever「二十才の微熱」 Ryosuke Hashiguchi (director, writer) September 4th, 1993 114 minutes DVD A Touch of Fever (which is also referred to by the title’s direct translation, Slight Fever of a Twenty-year-old) is the debut work of director Ryosuke Hashiguchi, who would later go on to create two more iconic gay-themed films, Like Grains of Sand (1995) and Hush! (2001).
Kalanchoe (カランコエの花) Nakagawa Shun (director, writer, editor) July 14, 2018 39 minutes Limited Release Kalanchoe is an LGBT-themed film that made its debut at Rainbow Reel Tokyo 2017. The film received the festival’s highest honor, and since July 2018 has been making rounds at theaters nation-wide as a limited release.
On the November 29th broadcast of AmebaTV NewsBAR Hashimoto, lower house member Inada Tomomi spoke about the so-called “LGBT Awareness Promotion Law” which is currently being created with the intention of being presented to the diet.
At a press conference on August 8th, Kumamoto City Mayor Onishi Kazufumi announced the creation of a handbook aimed at educating city officials about LGBT issues. The city hopes the move will promote proper understanding of LGBT issues and allow the city to better support these citizens.