Tag: LGBT

No, there has never been same-sex marriage in Japan

The Japan Times recently ran an article titled “Same-sex marriages? Japan’s been there, done that, kind of” on November 16th as part of its “bilingual” column. The piece…

NPOs Provide Support for LGBT Job Hunters

 Being Yourself as LGBT <3> Job Hunting Support Nishinihon Shinbun 2015/5/21 Distress and anxiety are an unavoidable part of the job hunting experience. It is even greater for…

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

Updated 2017/12/13 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…

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…