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5 Updates to Know About Queer Eye: We’re in Japan! Coming to Netflix Nov. 1

The U.S. got Marie Kondo’ed. Now, it’s time for Japan to get Queer Eye’ed. Arigato, Netflix!

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The Popularity of Gay Manga in Japan: What are ‘Bara’ and ‘Yaoi’ and Who Are Its Fans?

Japanese manga and anime depicting gay sex have a huge fanbase here and abroad. So what's it all about?

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Japan Elects First Openly Gay Man To The National Diet

Japan’s government just got a little gayer, and we’re here for it.

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The ABCs of LGBT+ in Japan

A crash course in Japanese vocabulary to help you navigate all sexualities and genders under the LGBT rainbow 🌈.

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Incident in Tokyo’s Gay District Reignites Debate About Trans Rights in Japan

A trans lesbian was refused entry from a women-only bar in Shinjuku Ni-chome. The result? A positive step forward for trans rights in Tokyo's LGBTQ+ community.

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This Japanese TV Show Panelist Is Being Praised for Calling Out An Offensive Segment about Gender

Koji 👏 Wakaichi 👏 deserves 👏 an 👏 award 👏.

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A Trans Woman’s Marriage in Japan is in Jeopardy Over Legal Limitations

"We've effectively broken the system."

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LGBTQ in Japan: Avoiding the Closet, Revisited

Do people come out of the closet at work in Japan and if so — how?

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Terrace House’s first openly LGBT member proves Japan’s ignorance toward sexual minorities

Shunsuke Ikezoe's bravery challenged Japan's implicit “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

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LGBT in Japan: Yes, it Gets Better!

Being queer in Japan hasn’t always been easy, but I want to be one of many voices that says it gets better.

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Be a Teacher and an Ally in your English Classes in Japan

Students worried about being judged, bullied or rejected miss out on countless educational opportunities. As a teacher, you have the power to minimize that fear. Here are some key tips to create a safe space in class.

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Queer Dating in Japan: Dos and Don’ts

Inter-cultural dating is already challenging, let alone when you include all the difficulties of LGBT life. Read on for tips on dating and communicating with your LGBT Japanese partner.

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