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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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