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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.

Have you changed government documents in JAPAN concerning your gender identity? How easy was the process?

The majority of people visiting this site have said I have not tried to change official documents

I could change official documents easily (0 %) I changed official documents, but with much stress (33%) I could not change my official documents (0 %) I have not tried to change official documents (66%)

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!

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Readers Experiences

This is what people are saying about life for LGBTI people in JAPAN...
Theresa Thacker (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for lesbian readers on 26/04/2011 tagged with adoption, lgbt families, laws and leadership , marriage / civil unions +5
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We are TWO LESBIAN moms of 9 adopted children in a WEDDING CONTEST trying to stay in the top 100 couples to spread awareness for MARRIAGE EQUALITY - please support us with your VOTE - it's a quick and easy one-time vote, just CLICK the BOLD PRINT! Need 1000 VOTES by 4/30. We can do this, YES WE CAN - PLEASE REPOST!!
http://www.ultimateweddingcontest.com/entry/160170?=fsqiu
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Theresa Thacker (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for lesbian readers on 26/04/2011 tagged with adoption, lgbt families, laws and leadership , marriage / civil unions +5
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We are TWO LESBIAN moms of 9 adopted children in a WEDDING CONTEST trying to stay in the top 100 couples to spread awareness for MARRIAGE EQUALITY - please support us with your VOTE - it's a quick and easy one-time vote, just CLICK the BOLD PRINT! Need 1000 VOTES by 4/30. We can do this, YES WE CAN - PLEASE REPOST!!
http://www.ultimateweddingcontest.com/entry/160170?=fsqiu
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