Entry #12113: Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Japan

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RegionJapan
IssueLegal recognition of non-binary gender
StatusNot legally recognized
Start Datepast
End Datenow
DescriptionNon-binary gender is not legally recognized in Japan. However, the city of Yokosuka recognizes the relationships of people of all genders, including "x-gender", the common term for non-binary in Japan.
Sourceshttps://www.hrw.org/report/2021/05/25/law-undermines-dignity/momentum-revise-japans-legal-gender-recognition-process, https://www.hrw.org/report/2019/03/19/really-high-hurdle/japans-abusive-transgender-legal-recognition-process https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/backstories/576/
Reports (1)
  • Status is not correct "Varies by Region (description says it's allowed in cities)"


Revision History (2)

Revision by Notdog1996. Entry was wrong. Non-binary gender is not recognized in Japan.

Old Value New Value (Current)
ValueRecognizedNot legally recognized
Start DateJun 12, 2019(NONE)
NoteAlthough non-binary gender recognition and changing gender is legal, it is a regressive and harmful progress.Non-binary gender is not legally recognized in Japan.

However, the city of Yokosuka recognizes the relationships of people of all genders, including "x-gender", the common term for non-binary in Japan.
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Although non-binary gender recognition and changing gender is legal, it is a regressive and harmful progress. Non-binary gender is not legally recognized in Japan. However, the city of Yokosuka recognizes the relationships of people of all genders, including "x-gender", the common term for non-binary in Japan.

Revision by Buzdolabimotoru

Old Value (Original) New Value
Start Date(NONE)Jun 12, 2019
Sourceshttps://www.hrw.org/report/2021/05/25/law-undermines-dignity/momentum-revise-japans-legal-gender-recognition-process, https://www.hrw.org/report/2019/03/19/really-high-hurdle/japans-abusive-transgender-legal-recognition-processhttps://www.hrw.org/report/2021/05/25/law-undermines-dignity/momentum-revise-japans-legal-gender-recognition-process, https://www.hrw.org/report/2019/03/19/really-high-hurdle/japans-abusive-transgender-legal-recognition-process
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/backstories/576/
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https://www.hrw.org/report/2021/05/25/law-undermines-dignity/momentum-revise-japans-legal-gender-recognition-process, https://www.hrw.org/report/2019/03/19/really-high-hurdle/japans-abusive-transgender-legal-recognition-process https://www.hrw.org/report/2019/03/19/really-high-hurdle/japans-abusive-transgender-legal-recognition-process https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/backstories/576/

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