Same-Sex Marriage in Japan

  title={Same-Sex Marriage in Japan},
  author={Masami Tamagawa},
  journal={Journal of GLBT Family Studies},
  pages={160 - 187}
  • Masami Tamagawa
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • Journal of GLBT Family Studies
  • ABSTRACT Despite its apparent gay friendliness, Japanese society has witnessed few public debates or social movements in support of same-sex marriage. It seems that Japanese scholars and activists are only just beginning to advocate the legal protection of homosexual couples. Although Japan has witnessed a few recent developments toward same-sex marriage, an anti-same sex marriage perspective seems to dominate, even among Japanese scholars and activists who are gay and lesbian themselves.In… CONTINUE READING
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