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Japan's Supreme Court made a historic ruling on Tuesday, overturning a government agency's decision to prohibit a transgender employee from using the women's bathroom. This landmark decision marks the first time the country's top court has addressed the rights of sexual minorities in the workplace, as reported by NHK, a...
LGBTQ+ Japan
In a recent development that has ignited concerns among advocates for LGBTQ+ rights, Japan's proposed legislation to protect the rights of the rainbow community has faced significant dilution amidst an ongoing culture war. Originally introduced as a promising step forward, the legislation aimed to provide legal protections against discrimination...
Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida
A senior executive in Japan's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), Toshiaki Endo, announced plans to push for the passage of a law promoting LGBTQ+ rights before the nation hosts the G7 summit in less than a month. Endo, the head of the LDP's general affairs council, has expressed his plans...
Any woman not married to a man will be banned from using fertility services, as will gay men.  Japanese lawmakers will soon consider a draft law which will explicitly ban doctors from providing fertility treatment to any woman who is not married to a man.  Human Rights Watch reports that the...
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...
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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