On August 10th, Nijiiro Diversity, a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of equal rights for gender and sexual minorities in Japan, released the latest statistics regarding the usage of same-sex partnership systems that have been implemented in six municipalities across Japan.

Number of Couples Utilizing Same-Sex Partnership Systems by Region (August 2017)

121 Couples
TokyoSetagaya Ward54 Couples
TokyoShibuya Ward20 Couples
Mie PrefectureIga City4 Couples
Hyogo PrefectureTakarazuka City0 Couples
Okinawa PrefectureNaha City17 Couples
HokkaidoSapporo City26 Couples