LGBT+ Groups & Activities in Japan
As visibility for the LGBT+ community is increasingly growing around Japan, so are the number of groups that promote awareness. If you're looking to get involved, here's a great list of groups to get in touch with.
A Quick Guide to Japanese Gay Bars
Here's a quick, smart guide to a segment of Japanese nightlife you're not going to find in your regular guide book.
36 Kisses, 9 Boys, 1 Great Music Video
This Japanese boy band is taking the internet by storm with their infamous 'Shadow Kiss' music video, featuring all nine of the members giving each other smooches.
EMA: Leading the Fight for Marriage Equality
Founded in 2014, EMA Japan has been one of the driving forces striving to bring about equal rights to same-sex couples. Learn all about this intrepid group and how they are working to ensure marriage equality for all members of the LGBT+ community.
Touching Commercial Highlights Japanese LGBT+
Six Japanese individuals in the LGBT+ community discuss what coming out was like and what they hope to see in the future for LGBT+ rights in Japan.
Same-Sex Couples Can Now Be Foster Parents
One of the most populous cities in Japan has granted a same-sex male couple the right to raise a foster child. Is this a one-off, or has the precedent been set?
Apartment Hunting Made Easier for LGBT Renters
Finding an apartment in Japan is difficult enough, but trying to find a landlord who supports the LGBT community means you could spend weeks hunting for the perfect apartment. However, one realtor is making it easier on people in the LGBT+ community.
How to Draw Intimate 'Boys Love' Scenes
From hugs to piggybacks and intimate kisses, this reference manual is filled with romantic male-on-male BL scenarios.
Sexual Health in Japan
One of the many taboos in Japan is discussing sex and sexual health in an open and proactive way. However, should you end up living or working here, it's important to know what resources are available to keep you healthy and happy.
New Web Series Shines Light on LGBT+ Community
The new web series 'Tokyo Neighbors' explores what it’s like to be gay in Japan.
Students Get Choices For Their Uniform
One brand new middle school is letting students of any gender wear whatever uniform components they feel comfortable in out of consideration to LGBT+ youths.
Top 10 LGBT+ Pride Events Outside Tokyo
While Tokyo Rainbow Pride is probably Japan's best-known pride extravaganza, there are plenty of rainbow flags flying across the country. Here are Japan's best-kept-secret prides!
Necessary Japanese Jargon for Dating Apps
Dating apps are getting more popular Japan, as it gives people easier access to find dates and meet new people. Just like everything else in Japan, there's lots of jargon hiding the true meaning. Here are some common terms we've decoded for you.
Japanese Highschooler Wows With His Cute Looks
Japanese high school boy amazes netizens with his cute girl-next-door looks and giving his female classmates a run for their money!
Top 5 Anime Girlfriends as Voted by Women
Lesbian anime fans make their picks for their favorite animated romantic companions.
LGBT+ Icons in Japan
As the rights of the LGBT+ community are becoming a huge topic in both people's personal lives and the corporate sphere in Japan, a number of Japanese LGBT+ icons have been leading the conversation—some for a very long time!
Kirin Toasts Same-Sex Marriage
Same-sex marriage couples will now receive the same benefits like condolence leave, company housing and other benefits
Venture out to the LGBT-Friendly City of Osaka
It's well known that opinions about same-sex marriage and rights are still divided in Japan. But Osaka seems to be ahead of the curve.
Tokyo Rainbow Pride Guide 2018
Tokyo Rainbow Pride, an annual event taking place in Tokyo every year since 2011, has become a celebration of diversity and more inclusivity for all colors of the sexuality rainbow.
5 Fun Tokyo Events for Golden Week 2018
Looking for things to do in Tokyo over Golden Week? These five fun events happen to line up perfectly with Japan's most anticipated national holiday!