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At least 1 in 11 people in Japan identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, according to a survey conducted by advertising giant Dentsu Inc., while more than two-thirds of respondents were familiar with the acronym LGBT.

Of the 60,000 people aged between 20 and 59 who responded online in October, 8.9 percent self-identified as LGBT, a rise of 1.3 percentage points from the previous survey conducted in 2015, the company said.

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