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Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 5, 2021
Assemblyman in central Japan reveals same-sex couple's address online
Takatora Kobayashi, 47, of the ruling LDP posted a photo of an envelope showing the pair's names and postal address to his blog, describing their letter as 'aggressive and malicious.'
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Apr 5, 2021
Nearly 60% of Japanese municipalities say current LGBT system inadequate
Soja City in Okayama Prefecture cited the issue of couples having to cancel their partnership registration whenever they move to a new municipality, as each one has its own system.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Apr 3, 2021
The legal conundrum surrounding same-sex marriage in Japan
Are such relationships better guaranteed by judicial protection or constitutional reform?
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 1, 2021
Tokyo's Adachi Ward responds to controversy by certifying LGBT families
The initiative in the ward is rare in a nation that does not legally recognize marriage between members of the LGBT community.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Mar 31, 2021
Japan edges one step closer to marriage equality
A judge dismissed a claim for compensation for psychological damage but ruled that denying same-sex couples the legal benefits that come with marriage was “unreasonable discrimination.”
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JAPAN / Society
Mar 27, 2021
Japan gave 93 foreign nationals the OK to bring in same-sex spouses since 2013
In order to be eligible, the couple must both be nationals of countries where same-sex marriage is recognized.
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WORLD / Society
Mar 21, 2021
Same-sex parenthood draws unexpected support in Hungary
The Family Is Family campaign has enlisted 140 companies so far, up from 40 in February, in response to steps by the prime minister to effectively ban adoption for same-sex partners.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 17, 2021
Japan court rules failure to recognize same-sex marriage unconstitutional
The Sapporo ruling set a new precedent in the only Group of Seven nation not to fully recognize same-sex partnerships, though it rejected demands for damages to be paid.
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ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Mar 17, 2021
Thailand has three paths to recognizing same-sex partnerships
The country markets itself as a liberal destination for LGBTQ people, yet the nation still doesn't recognize same-sex unions. That could change as soon as this year.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Explainer
Mar 16, 2021
Will Japan’s first same-sex marriage ruling be a beacon of hope?
With the country lagging behind the rest of the developed world on LGBTQ rights, hopes are high for a set of upcoming court rulings.
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COMMENTARY / World
Jan 18, 2021
India must legalize same-sex marriage
India is clearly lagging behind, so much so that the country's courts took close to 25 years to merely decriminalize consensual and private same-sex activity.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 22, 2020
Your sexuality can make you enemy of the state in Poland
Once a model European Union country diligently integrating with its Western allies, Poland stands out even among eastern members for the way it is rebelling against Brussels.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY
Oct 15, 2020
Buddhist monk and makeup artist seeks LGBTQ equality in Japan
Kodo Nishimura has recently released a book about his experiences, and hopes to raise awareness and spark discussion.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 29, 2020
Japan Airlines ditches 'ladies and gentlemen' for gender-neutral greetings
The announcement comes as gender-equality advocates say corporate support for LGBT rights is growing in socially conservative Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Aug 31, 2020
Sapporo and Osaka allow LGBT partners to get victim support money
Same-sex partners of the victims of crime will be able to receive payouts in the same manner as heterosexual couples.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jun 27, 2020
Fighting for the right to recognize same-sex marriage in Japan
The notion of legal partnerships is gaining acceptance and yet entrenched political obstacles remain.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 21, 2020
900 LGBT couples have been certified in Japan since 2015, survey finds
Certifications grew by nearly 500 in fiscal 2019 alone, led by Osaka.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 4, 2020
Japan court rejects notion same-sex couples are de facto marriages
Whether a same-sex partnership could be considered a de facto marital relationship was a major point of contention in the trial.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jun 1, 2020
Okayama to join other Japan cities issuing certificates for same-sex partnerships
The city of Okayama said Monday it will issue certificates recognizing same-sex partnership starting July 1 to couples living in or planning to move to the city.
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WORLD / Society
May 27, 2020
Couples hold first same-sex marriages in Costa Rica
Marco Castillo and his boyfriend, Rodrigo Campos, waited just a few hours to take advantage of a new law in Costa Rica that made the country the first in Central America to allow same-sex marriage.

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