13 LGBTQ+ couples chose Valentine’s Day to launch what is the first lawsuit against the Japanese government to get the right to marry.
Tokyo adopted an ordinance prohibiting anti-LGBT discrimination to anticipate the 2020 Olympics Games.
Iwanami Shoten, the publisher of Kojien, Japan’s most authoritative dictionary, revised the definition of 'LGBT' after making a big mistake for lack of knowledge. They also apologized.
Out actress Ellen Page and her friend Ian Daniel went to meet the LGBTQ community around the world and shared their experiences in a series entitled "Gaycation" which is now available.
Things are speeding up in Japan for the LGBTQ community. Indeed, after many Japanese districts, the country's Supreme Court has made a decision that may legalize marriage equality in the country.
After KDDI, it was the turn of IBM Japan to allow its LGBT employees to enjoy the same benefits as others.
And three! A Japanese city of Takarazuka has officially recognized same-sex relationships.
After Shibuya, it is now the turn of Setegaya to legally recognize same-sex couples.
KKDI, a leading Japanese telecommunications company that provides mobile phones, will include same-sex couples after Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward has started issuing partnership certificates for LGBT couples to let them get the same benefits as any married couple enjoys.
As announced at the beginning of the year, the Shibuya district of Tokyo now allows same-sex couples to seek recognition of their union, but also to access to the same rights as married couples.