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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…

Japanese Curriculum Guidelines Include Nod to LGBT Students

Yomiuri Shinbun 2017/6/21 On June 21, The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) announced the latest update to the curriculum guidelines supplementary handbook, which will…

Japanese School Officials Consider Gender Identity and School Uniforms

Asahi Shinbun 2017/6/12 On June 11, transgender and genderqueer high school students spoke about school uniforms at an event in Fukuoka City.

Pink Dot Okinawa 2017 to be Held in September 

Okinawa Times 2017/6/8 Pink Dot Okinawa, an event which hopes to build support to create a society where LGBT and other sexual minorities can live comfortably, will be…

Sapporo City to Recognize Same-Sex Partnerships from June 1

Mainichi Shinbun 2017/5/31 Sapporo City will commence its “Partnership Oath System” on June 1st. The system will for the first time officially recognize same-sex couples in the city….

Over 100,000 Attend Tokyo Rainbow Pride; Appeal for LGBT-Inclusive Society

Livedoor News 2017/5/9 Over two days on May 6th and 7th, an estimated 105,000 individuals attended Tokyo Rainbow Pride to appeal for the creation of a society where…

Setagaya Ward Announces Same-Sex Partnership Milestone; 50 Couples Registered

NHK 2017/5/3 It has been announced that 50 couples have registered using the same-sex partnership system in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo. The ward plans to continue to advance its policies…

Tokyo Rainbow Pride 2017 Kicks Off; Democratic Party Leader Makes Address

Blogos 2017/5/1 Tokyo Rainbow Pride 2017 will take place at various locations in Tokyo from April 29th through May 7th. The event aims to deepen the understanding of LGBT and…