Website aims to help LGBT job seekers find a comfortable workplace

National May 20, 2015

Website aims to help LGBT job seekers find a comfortable workplace

A sexual minorities support group has launched a job hunting website to help students discover which employers are proactive on issues specific to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff. Information that the LGBT Shukatsu website offers includes the names of companies that hold recruitment seminars ...

Rainbow parade celebrates LGBT equality push

National Apr 26, 2015

Rainbow parade celebrates LGBT equality push

by Tomohiro Osaki

Some 3,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people paraded through Tokyo's Shibuya district Sunday afternoon to demonstrate their hope that Japanese society will continue to forge ahead with recent moves to embrace equality and diversity. In a nation where prejudice against sexual minorities persists, the ...

National / Politics Mar 17, 2015

Multiparty group to examine LGBT discrimination

by Mizuho Aoki

A group of lawmakers on Tuesday launched a multiparty caucus to examine discrimination against sexual minorities in a move expected to further intensify debate ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The group, led by Liberal Democratic Party member and former education vice minister Hiroshi Hase, ...

Editorials Dec 23, 2014

Protecting sexual minorities' rights

A Japanese civic group survey has the ruling Liberal Democratic Party standing out from other parties in its failure to view issues involving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual people as human rights problems.

National Mar 18, 2014

52.4% of Japanese say they oppose same-sex marriage

Three in four Japanese adults think society is unkind to sexual minorities, while just more than half oppose same-sex marriage, a recent nationwide poll found. A total of 74.6 percent said they think society is either unkind or somewhat unkind to sexual minorities, including gay ...