After two years of a fully online celebration, Tokyo Rainbow Pride makes a partial return to in-person events with advanced registration and COVID protocols.

The theme this year is “Change the Future Together” with lead organizer Fumino Sugiyama telling The Japan Times that the LGBTQ community hopes to start tackling the challenges it faces in this country.

“Within the past 10 years could make our community more seen,” Sugiyama says. “Now that most people have heard the term ‘LGBTQ,’ our next step is to make society recognize the problems that we are facing.”