• Kyodo


A businesswoman in Shizuoka Prefecture who changed her registered sex from male to female due to gender identity disorder has won a damages suit with a golf course operator that refused her membership based on the sex change.

The Hamamatsu branch of the Shizuoka District Court on Monday ordered the members-only golf course in the city of Kosai to pay ¥1.1 million in damages to the 59-year-old plaintiff, who had demanded a total of ¥5.88 million.

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