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LGBTI Rights in Japan


ADDED ON: 05/29/2018

Osaka Lavatory Signs Do More Harm than Good, Say Members of LGBT Community

Restroom signs for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people have drawn an unexpected backlash from sexual minorities in Japan. The city of Osaka put a rainbow-colored sticker representing sexual diversity on the…

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ADDED ON: 05/07/2018

Japan’s Largest LGBT Parade Held in Tokyo

Sexual minorities and their supporters have paraded in central Tokyo to promote equality and greater awareness of LGBT issues. The participants in Sunday's event in the Shibuya and Harajuku districts included lesbian,…

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ADDED ON: 03/14/2018

Japan: LGBTI Pioneer Calls for Strategy to Spread Message

Evan Wolfson, one of the chief architects of a movement that helped win same-sex marriage equality in the United States, told a seminar in Tokyo on Tuesday that the time is ripe…

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ADDED ON: 02/04/2018

Japan: NHK Tries to Clear Up LGBT Misconceptions

Last month, publisher Iwanami Shoten was criticized for its definition of “LGBT” in the newest edition of Kojien, which is considered to be the most authoritative dictionary of the Japanese language. The…

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ADDED ON: 01/31/2018

New Data Released on Attitudes Toward Transgender People

Today, the global research firm IPSOS released the results of a 23 country survey, including the US, on attitudes toward transgender people. The data was collected online between October 24th and November…

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ADDED ON: 01/18/2018

Japanese Dictionary’s Definition of ‘LGBTI’ Draws Criticism for Inaccuracy on the ‘T’ Part

Following the release of its first edition in 1955, publisher Iwanami Shoten’s Kojien has become one of the most respected and widely used dictionaries in Japan. Since 1998, the tome has been on a 10-year update…

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