Tag: Japanese Society

“You’re not alone” – LGBT Youths Address Students at School Visits

Yahoo News 2016/4/28 “I was uncomfortable taking baths with everyone, and I didn’t attend school trips or excursions.” Yamashita Subaru (25) reflects on his middle school days. “At that…

LDP: “We have a duty to facilitate the understanding of LGBT”

TV Asahi News 2016/4/28 The Liberal Democratic Party has turned it attention toward eliminating discrimination towards Lesbian, Gay and other sexual minorities, claiming it is “the government’s obligation”…

Otsuka Takashi, Pioneer of the 90’s Gay Boom, on LGBT Progress in Japan

Huffington Post Japan 2016/4/2 Fuelled by the introduction of same-sex partnership systems in various municipalities across Japan, the conversation surrounding LGBT people and sexual minorities has become prominent…

Japanese Ministry of Justice Releases “Human Rights Public Awareness Video” Explaining LGBTQ

This morning, I came across a wonderful (Japanese only) video resource titled “Living As Yourself – Sexual Minorities and Human Rights” (あなたがあなたらしく生きるために・性的マイノリティと人権), which was recently created by the…

Expat and Gay in Japan: Dating A Japanese Guy

As the title implies, I’ll be writing about my experience being in a gay relationship and dating a Japanese guy. Of course, I don’t like to generalize according…

Expat and Gay in Japan: An Introduction

Much has been written about heterosexual expats and their experiences dating in Japan, but what about the gay male expat population? In general, foreigners are still relatively rare…