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JAPAN

Male to Male relationships: Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: No law
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Age of consent: Equal for heterosexuals and homosexuals
Is it possible to change your gender on official documents?: Yes, but only with sex reassignment surgery

Your Views

Are you LGBTI? We want to hear from you! Help us inform other users of the site with your views on this country. Below is a random question about this country. If it is relevant to you please answer it.

Do you feel safe when gathering with other LGBTI people in public spaces in RWANDA?
No, there is no police protection (0 %) No, the police might harass us (0 %) No, owners of establishment won’t allow us to gather (0 %) Yes (0 %)

The Your Stories section is all about you! Please take a minute to tell visitors of the ILGA website about what LGBTI life is like in reality. Please submit your personal story and share your experience!

YOUR STORIES
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Readers Experiences

This is what people are saying about life for LGBTI people in JAPAN...
ami (user currently living in JAPAN) posted for bisexual readers on 08/05/2013 +12
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I am a japanese girl.
Please help us!!
My country,especially japanese politicians(a lot of males)ignore LGBT.Recently,Prime Minister work out The policy of a "female notebook".This contents, the government informs teenager girls and young women of suitable age for pregnancy. The government will distributes it to all "women" . Many japanese politicians think a woman is an existence for bearing a child,and don't think those whose hurt and body do not correspond!!
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ami (user currently living in JAPAN) posted for bisexual readers on 08/05/2013 +12
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I am a japanese girl.
Please help us!!
My country,especially japanese politicians(a lot of males)ignore LGBT.Recently,Prime Minister work out The policy of a "female notebook".This contents, the government informs teenager girls and young women of suitable age for pregnancy. The government will distributes it to all "women" . Many japanese politicians think a woman is an existence for bearing a child,and don't think those whose hurt and body do not correspond!!
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