Monthly Archives November 2017

Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo established guidelines for school teachers and city officials on how to deal with LGBTs to stop discrimination and harassment.

Bunkyo ward issued and handed out this card for residents’ education. On April 5th, Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo established the guidelines for school teachers and the city officials on how to deal with LGBTs to stop discrimination and harassment. It is such a rare case for a local municipality to establish the specific guidelines for dealing with LGBTs, according to Japan Alliance for LGBT Legislation(J-ALL) I will introduce some of what is written in the guidelines. The guidelines start from explaining the basic knowledge of LGBTs, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Chapter 2 : Dealing with residents.  “When it comes to
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Osaka the first city that allows same-sex couples to be foster parents.

A gay couple living in Osaka City has been recognized as foster parents in Osaka City. It is the first case in Japan that a gay couple became foster parents, according to municipal and central government officials. (there used to be a lesbian couple who was allowed to be a foster parent respectively and they started to live together with the foster child in Kanto region.) Last September, the gay couple sent their application form to the child guidance center to be foster parents. After taking multiple seminars required to deeply understand foster care system and its principles, the couple
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