Compare LGBT Rights in Japan & North Korea

Equality Index ?
62 / 100
38 / 100
Legal Index ?
70 / 100
38 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
53 / 100
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Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1881
Since 1948
Same-sex marriageVaries by Region
Since 2023
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipState-enforced
Since 1948
Right to change legal genderLegal, but requires surgery
Since 2022
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1995
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal in some contexts
Since 2018
No protections
Since 1948
LGBT employment discriminationVaries by RegionNo protections
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
Same-sex adoptionAmbiguousIllegal
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedUnknown
Serving openly in militaryLegal
Since 1947
Since 1948
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (6-month deferral)
Since 2011
Conversion therapyNot bannedUnknown
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1947
Since 2009
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