142 Couples Using Same-Sex Partnership Systems Across Japan
On February 1st, Nijiiro Diversity released the latest statistics regarding the usage of same-sex partnership systems that have been implemented in six municipalities across Japan.
On October 24, the publishers of the Kojien Dictionary, regarded as the most authoritative dictionary of Japanese, announced that it would be issuing the volume’s first revision in 10 years. When the dictionary’s 7th edition hits shelves on January 12, the acronym ‘LGBT’ will be included among 10,000 new entries. 2017 saw the expansion of same-sex partnership systems and local➡︎
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.
Okoge (おこげ) Takehiro 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 in Japan and the sentiments of Japanese society towards homosexuality in the early post economic bubble years.
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 and sexual minorities in Japan. Please enjoy, and have a happy and safe LGBT Pride Month!