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121 Couples Utilizing Same-Sex Partnership Systems Across Japan

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…

Review: ‘Okoge’

Okoge (おこげ) akuakehiro Nakajima (director, writer) September 13, 1993 120 minutes DVD, Digital Okoge, is a 1993 film by Takehiro Nakajima which depicts the hardships of gay people…

YouTube Japan Compiles “Pride Playlist” of Educational LGBT Videos

In celebration of LGBT Pride Month, YouTube Japan has compiled a ‘Pride Playlist’ of 20 videos that offer insight about being LGBT in Japan.

LGBT In Japan Pride Month Reading Roundup

In celebration of LGBT Pride Month, we’ve prepared a roundup of our best original posts and translated articles that offer insight into the history, experiences, and progress of gender…

Japan Society’s “A Third Gender” Exhibition Highlights the Bishounen of Centuries Past

Last week, I finally had a chance to visit the Japan Society to experience their latest exhibition, A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints.

Japanese Idol Group “Tacoyaki Rainbow” Sing LGBT Diversity; Progress or Pandering?

“7 billion people, rainbow!” “Male and female, rainbow!” “Gloomy and cheerful, rainbow!” “Niche and major, rainbow!” “Love comes in all colors, Rainbow!” So begins RAINBOW~Because I’m Me~ (RAINBOW~私は私やねんから〜), released…

Review: My Brother’s Husband – Volume 1

My Brother’s Husband (弟の夫) Gengoroh Tagame (Author), Anne Ishii (Translator) May 2, 2017 Pantheon Graphic Novels, 352 Pages Print/Digital While I’m not an avid reader of gay manga,…

Japanese-Language LGBT Resource Roundup

Over the past few years, the amount of information in Japanese about LGBT related topics in Japan has exploded, with internet resources being no exception. While some of the…

Google Japan Airs Commercial Featuring Gay Man During Prime Time Music Program

Google Japan made a bold move during NHK’s annual Year-end Song Festival (紅白歌合戦), airing a commercial that featured, among others, a gay man. The Year-end Song Festival is aired every New…

LGBT Rights in Japan 2016: The Year in Review

On December 14, Google revealed its annual Year in Search, shining a light on the most popular search queries of 2016. The breakout searches were to be expected:…

Osaka’s Yodogawa Ward Launches First-Ever LGBT Awareness Poster Campaign

Yodogawa Ward in Osaka City is unique in that it became the first municipality in Japan to declare support for LGBT individuals back in 2013. And according to…

10 Issues Facing Japanese LGBT Jobseekers

On October 11th, Huffington Post Japan revealed the results of a survey of LGBT job seekers and transferees regarding issues they’ve faced on the job or while job…