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Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Feb 24, 2023
South Korea inches toward same-sex equality, but broader bill is stalled
As long as the conservative People Power Party — and opposition from the country's Christian population —remains strong, the bill is unlikely to reach a vote.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 17, 2023
Kishida steps up efforts to quell criticism over LGBTQ rights
During a meeting with members of groups supporting LGBTQ people, Kishida also apologized for remarks made by a former aide that cast the spotlight on the issue in Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 16, 2023
U.S. envoy to Japan hopes for 'clear, unambiguous' LGBTQ legislation
Calls for change have grown since an aide to the prime minister made discriminatory remarks against LGBTQ people earlier this month.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 15, 2023
Momentum behind same-sex partnership systems continues to build in Japan
A survey found that 245 municipalities and 10 of the country's 47 prefectures had same-sex partnership systems as of Jan. 10.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 13, 2023
64% favor recognizing same-sex marriage in Japan, poll finds
In the telephone survey, 88.4% also said recent remarks hostile to LGBTQ people by an executive secretary to Prime Minister Fumio Kishida were inappropriate.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 12, 2023
Japan's ruling party vows to promote debate on bill for LGBTQ community
The ruling Liberal Democratic Party will accelerate discussion on a bill that would promote understanding of sexual minorities, a senior lawmaker said Sunday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 7, 2023
LDP flips on LGBTQ bill after gaffe by Kishida aide
The party will prepare to submit a bill encouraging understanding of LGBTQ issues, seeking to repair the damage from the former aide's discriminatory comments.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 6, 2023
Kishida apologizes for aide’s anti-LGBTQ comments
Masayoshi Arai, a secretary to the prime minister, was dismissed from his post over the weekend for telling reporters that he didn’t want to have same-sex couples live next door to him.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 5, 2023
Kishida fires senior aide over homophobic comments
Masayoshi Arai, the now-dismissed executive secretary to the prime minister, said he would 'not want to live next door' to an LGBT couple.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 30, 2023
Over 500 women in Japan used overseas sperm bank in 3½ years through October
Cryos International has sold sperm to single women, sexual minorities and women with infertile husbands in Japan since officially launching local consultation services in March 2019.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 26, 2023
Prime Minister Kishida remains cautious about same-sex marriage
Japan has not acknowledged same-sex marriage, as many members of the conservative Liberal Democratic Party, led by Kishida, have opposed the concept.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Dec 14, 2022
Biden signs same-sex marriage bill in ‘vital step’ to equality
The bill signing at the White House was a celebration for supporters of the measure, with prominent members of the LGBTQ community and allies in attendance.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 13, 2022
Plaintiffs appeal Tokyo court ruling on same-sex marriage
The Tokyo District Court rejected their damages claim but said that the existing legal system is in a 'state of unconstitutionality.'
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal / EXPLAINER
Dec 2, 2022
Mixed messages: What the Tokyo Court's same-sex marriage ruling really means
In saying the prohibition of same-sex marriage is both constitutional and in a “state of violating” the Constitution, the court was signaling that it wants parliament to settle the matter.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 30, 2022
Japan court rules same-sex marriage ban constitutional, but advocates hold out hope
Japan remains the only Group of Seven country that refuses to recognize same-sex marriage.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 30, 2022
U.S. Senate passes same-sex marriage bill with bipartisan support
The bill, named the Respect for Marriage Act, passed with 12 Republicans joining all Democrats present in support.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Nov 1, 2022
Tokyo begins recognition of same-sex partnerships
However, same-sex marriage is prohibited nationwide, meaning various legal protections only afforded to married couples remain unavailable as well.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Oct 21, 2022
'Robbing women': Japan's sperm donation law spurs controversy
A draft of the new law shows that it would only authorize the process for legally married couples, mostly those affected by male infertility.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Oct 11, 2022
Tokyo begins accepting applications under same-sex partnership system
The system does not offer the legal benefits of marriage for same-sex couples but has been welcomed by LGBTQ rights groups as a small step forward.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 30, 2022
Tokyo court gives same-sex married couple partial win in residency ruling
The court ruled that denying an American man a “designated activities” residency status was against the constitutional guarantee of equality under the law.

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