Tokyo adopted an ordinance prohibiting anti-LGBT discrimination to anticipate the 2020 Olympics Games.
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.
Again a district of Tokyo will recognize the relationships of same-sex couples in the form of partnerships certificates.
During last weekend, the Gay Pride of Tokyo took place and Akie Abe, the first lady of Japan, attended it. A manner for her of showing her supports to LGBTQ rights.