Sexual orientation protected in some cities, though not nationally . Also, same-sex marriages performed abroad are not legally recognized in Japan and bi-national same-sex couples cannot obtain a visa for the foreign partner based on their relationship. Homosexuality in Japan Sexual minorities in Japan. In MarchJapan began allowing Japanese nationals to marry same-sex partners in countries where same-sex marriage is legal. Blood donations by MSMs in Japan?
Since Apriltransgender people have been covered for sex reassignment surgery as long as they are not receiving hormone treatment.
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As an added note, even though the age of consent in Japan can be 13, the voting age is On 24 Februarythe Hyogo Lawyers' Association pronounced a recommendation for a transgender woman in a male prison to be transferred to a female institution. It would enable couples to become recipients of each other's life insurance money, among other benefits. Companies in Japan consisting of ten or more employees are required to establish work regulations. Recognition of same-sex unions in Japan.
In Februarythe National Diet debated whether same-sex marriage should be recognized under Japan's Constitution. In Octoberthe Tokyo Metropolitan Government passed a law prohibiting all discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Retrieved 30 September Banned regardless of sexual orientation. Companies in Japan consisting of ten or more employees are required to establish work regulations. In Februarythe district of Shibuya in Tokyo announced plans for a procedure of the recognition of same-sex couples for situations such as hospital visits and shared renting of apartments.