Website aims to help LGBT job seekers find a comfortable workplace

May 20, 2015

Website aims to help LGBT job seekers find a comfortable workplace

A sexual minorities support group has launched a job hunting website to help students discover which employers are proactive on issues specific to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff. Information that the LGBT Shukatsu website offers includes the names of companies that hold recruitment ...

Rainbow parade celebrates LGBT equality push

Apr 26, 2015

Rainbow parade celebrates LGBT equality push

by Tomohiro Osaki

Some 3,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people paraded through Tokyo’s Shibuya district Sunday afternoon to demonstrate their hope that Japanese society will continue to forge ahead with recent moves to embrace equality and diversity. In a nation where prejudice against sexual minorities persists, ...

Shibuya's same-sex move kicks off debate

| Feb 28, 2015

Shibuya's same-sex move kicks off debate

by Philip Brasor

On Feb. 13, Asahi Shimbun’s daily Vox Populi, Vox Dei column mentioned Morizo and Kiccoro, the official mascots of the 2005 World Expo held in Aichi Prefecture. These two “woodland fairies” supposedly hailed from Seto, which issued them the same resident cards (jūminhyō) held ...