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LDP Chairman Opposed to Same-Sex Partners at Imperial Banquets

Asahi Shinbun 2017/11/23 Liberal Democratic Party Assembly Chairman Wataru Takeshita on November 23rd expressed opposition to the idea of same-sex partners of state guests attending imperial banquets hosted…

NPO Creates Disaster Prevention Guidebook for LGBT

Sakigake Shinpou 2017/11/19 Masataka Masaki of Sexuality and Human Rights Network ESTO, an organization that works to create support for LGBT individuals, announced the “Disaster Prevention Guidebook for…

Fukuoka Organizations Appeal for Same-Sex Partnership, LGBT Services

Mainichi Shinbun 2017/11/14 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…

700 Students Attend LGBT Career Fair in Tokyo

Mainichi Shinbun 2017/10/21 RAINBOW CROSSING TOKYO, an event that aims to connect job hunting college students with companies proactively making efforts to support the LGBT community in Japan…

“Rainbow March” Held in Sapporo After 4 Year Hiatus

Mainichi Shinbun 2017/10/09 “Rainbow March”, an event created to appeal for a greater understanding of LGBT and other sexual minorities, was held on October 8th in Sapporo City…

Fuji TV Program Draws Ire of LGBT Community, President Issues Apology

Mainichi Shinbun 2017/09/29 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…

Sapporo City to Introduce “LGBT-Friendliness Index”, Evaluate Local Workplaces

Hokkaido Shinbun 2017/09/26 On September 25, Sapporo City announced that in an ongoing effort to create LGBT-friendly workplaces, the city will introduce an “LGBT Friendliness Index” system beginning…

3200 Attend ‘Pink Dot Okinawa 2017’ in Celebration of Diversity

The Ryukyu Shimpo 2017/9/24 Pink Dot Okinawa 2017, an event that aims to create a society where sexual minorities can live comfortably, was held on September 23 at…

Fukuoka City Same-Sex Partnership, LGBT Support Under Consideration

Nishinihon Shinbun 2017/9/15 On September 14, the city of Fukuoka announced that it is considering implementing a “partnership system” recognizing same-sex couples. According to the city, it is…