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DEEP DIVE

Episode 55: The case to legalize same-sex marriage in Japan

by Oscar Boyd

STAFF WRITER

Japan is the only country in the G7 not to offer any form of legal recognition to same-sex couples, despite a 2018 survey showing almost 80 percent of 20-to-59-year-olds in Japan are in favor of same-sex marriage.

Alexander Dmitrenko, head of Asia sanctions at law firm Freshfields and co-representative director of the Lawyers for LGBT & Allies Network (LLAN), joins to discuss the case for same-sex marriage being made by his organization and the many others fighting for equality on the issue.

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