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Tokyo Same-Sex Partnership
Tokyo will begin to recognise same-sex partnerships in a step forward for LGBTQ+ rights in Japan.    There is hope other Japanese jurisdictions will follow as the country edges slowly closer to advancing LGBTQ+ rights. The Tokyo metropolitan government have unveiled a draft plan to accept registrations starting in October from same-sex...
Next year’s Olympics host nation may be about to become more LGBT+ inclusive. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is being called upon by Japanese LGBT+ activist groups to introduce a law which would protect LGBT Japanese against discrimination. 96 Human Rights and LGBT+ groups have signed and sent a letter...
Taiga Ishikawa has made history by becoming the first openly gay man to be elected to the Japanese Parliament. The Same-sex marriage campaigner and local government politician was elected to the Upper House of Parliament, also known as the National Diet, following his win against the Constitutional Democratic Party of...
History has been made in Japan following the nation granting a refugee asylum on the grounds of sexual orientation for the first time. According to Japan’s Immigration Services Agency, the anonymous person had served two years in jail in their home country for consensual same-sex activity and was released on...

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