Tokyo district first to recognise same-sex partnerships
10:26 AM — Shibuya Ward is the first place in Japan to allow same-sex couples to register their partnerships.
18th March 2015
Japanese lawmakers to examine LGBT discrimination ahead of Tokyo Olympics 8
4:52 PM — Polticians have formed a multiparty group to look at LGBT rights before the 2020 Olympic Games.
7th December 2014
Japan: Activist running to become country’s first gay male lawmaker 2
1:55 PM — An LGBT activist running for election in Japan could be on course to become country's first openly gay male lawmaker.
28th April 2013
Japan: Thousands march in Tokyo in support of LGBT rights 3
3:41 PM — Thousands marched in Tokyo this weekend as Japan kicked off its first Rainbow Week, which aims to reach out to LGBT people in the country.
5th March 2013
Japan: Lesbian pair are first same-sex couple to get married in Tokyo Disney 15
12:13 PM — Two women in Tokyo have become the first gay couple to tie the knot in Disneyland, and say they hope the symbolic ceremony will prompt Japan to think about LGBT discrimination.
18th May 2012
Disneyland champions gay rights in Japan 17
9:23 PM — Disneyland has become an unlikely champion of gay rights in Japan, by allowing same-sex couples to marry on its premises, even though same-sex relationships have no legal recognition in the country.
26th April 2011
Japan’s first openly gay politician victorious in election 14
4:40 PM — Japan's first openly gay politician has today hailed his election success as a victory for the rights of sexual minorities.