• SHARE

Tokyo’s Setagaya Ward has said it may follow Shibuya’s lead in recognizing long-term same-sex couples, days after the neighboring district announced a vote on the matter.

Mayor Nobuto Hosaka of Setagaya, Tokyo’s most populous ward, said Shibuya’s move to consider declaring such relationships as “equivalent to marriage” was a precedent which prompted Setagaya to examine what it can do to aid its own residents.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW