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Itoshima City to Introduce Guidelines and Training to Create LGBT-Inclusive Schools

Mainichi Shinbun 2017/9/14 The Itoshima City Board of Education in Fukuoka Prefecture has announced that in an effort to cultivate a better understanding of LGBT and other sexual…

Koshigaya City to Revise Forms in Consideration of Sexual Minorities

Sankei Shinbun 2017/9/5 Koshigaya City in Saitama Prefecture announced that in consideration for sexual minorities, it will begin to revise how an individual’s sex is indicated on official…

Niigata Organization Releases Manga Featuring LGBT Experiences

Niigata Nippo More 2017/6/9 The Niigata City based LGBT support group Niigata LGBT Love 1 peace has released a booklet called Diverse People, Diverse Minds, which features the…

Toyoake City, Aichi Declares Support for LGBT

Chunichi Shinbun 2017/8/23 On August 22, the city of Toyoake in Aichi Prefecture declared its support for sexual minorities and made a “Living Alongside LGBT Declaration”.

Wakui Kanako on Why Women Enjoy Boy’s Love Comics

GetNaviWeb 2017/7/2 The other day, a man asked me frankly, “What’s so good about BL?” I suppose it’s difficult for men to understand. Even women in real relationships…

Bank of the Ryukyus to Allow Joint Home Loans for Same-Sex Couples

Ryukyu Shimpo 2017/7/26 Bank of The Ryukyus have announced that from August 1, same-sex couples will be allowed to apply for joint home loans. This is the first…

Editor, Activist and Drag Queen Ogura Tou on Preserving Japanese LGBT History

Huffpost Japan 2017/5/7 On May 4th during Rainbow Week, a talkshow entitled Archives of Sexuality – Conveying the Past to the Future was held. Ogura Tou participated in…

Are Japanese Corporations Truly Turning Their Attention to LGBT?

NHK Newsweb 2017/7/5 While it seems that we are less likely to hear the question “What does LGBT mean?” as often as in past years, there is still…

Corporate Policies for LGBT in Japan Remain Largely Unsuccessful

Nikkan Spa 2017/6/27 It is estimated that the LGBT population in Japan ranges from 6~8%, representing a potential market of about 6 trillion yen (53.4 billion USD). With…