Compare LGBT Rights in Japan & Netherlands

Equality Index ?
63 / 100
81 / 100
Legal Index ?
70 / 100
90 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
56 / 100
72 / 100
Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1881
Legal
Since 1945
Same-sex marriageVaries by Region
Since 2023
Legal
Since 2001
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2022
Legal, but requires medical diagnosis
Since 2013
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1995
Legal
Since 1996
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedRecognized
Since 2018
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2018
Illegal
Since 2023
LGBT employment discriminationVaries by RegionSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1993
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Since 1993
Same-sex adoptionAmbiguousLegal
Since 2000
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedNot banned
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1947
Legal
Since 1974
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (6-month deferral)
Since 2011
Legal
Since 2024
Conversion therapyNot bannedNot banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1947
Equal
Since 1978
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