Yearly Archive: 2017

Fukuoka Organizations Appeal for Same-Sex Partnership, LGBT Services

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 hall to deliver a petition appealing for the creation of a partnership system that recognizes same-sex couples. LGBT Alliance Fukuoka consists of 7 Fukuoka City-based organizations working to expand awareness and secure the rights and➡︎

Fuji TV Variety Sketch Deemed Homophobic, President Issues Apology

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 the use of homophobic language in the network’s variety program Tonneruzu no Minasan no Okage Deshita – 30th Anniversary Special which aired on September 28th. The company received 104 objections to the content of the program➡︎