Monthly Archives December 2018

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare issues notifications to prohibit unfair treatment against same-sex couples in hotels.

Hotel Palm Royal Naha is famous for its LGBT friendliness. Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare revised the guidelines for lodging businesses on January 31st. The new guidelines clearly state it is a violation of the guidelines when hotels deny service to people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. It has always been a violation of the laws, but in reality, it has been quite common in Japan. This time, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare aims to inform all the municipalities of this problem again. The new guidelines, issued by Japanese government and sent to all the
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