Compare LGBT Rights in Japan

Equality Index ?
62 / 100
Legal Index ?
70 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
53 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1881
Same-sex marriageVaries by Region
Since 2023
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2022
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1995
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2018
LGBT employment discriminationVaries by Region
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Same-sex adoptionAmbiguous
Intersex infant surgeryNot banned
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1947
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (6-month deferral)
Since 2011
Conversion therapyNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1947
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