Entry #12414: LGBT discrimination in Japan

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RegionJapan
IssueLGBT discrimination
Statusambiguous
Start DateJun 23, 2023
End Datenow
DescriptionThough a new law was passed in June 2023, this law merely "promotes the understanding of SOGI" and only refers to anti-discrimination in principle. It does not specifically ban or illegalize LGBTQ discrimination.
Sourceshttps://www.hrw.org/news/2023/07/12/japan-passes-law-promote-understanding-lgbt-people https://elaws.e-gov.go.jp/document?lawid=505AC1000000068 (in Japanese)


Revision History (7)

Revision by Doomdorm64. Tweaking description

Old Value New Value (Current)
ValueNo protections(REMOVED)
Value Special(REMOVED)Ambiguous

Revision by Notdog1996. Fixing dates

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Start Date2018Jun 23, 2023
End DateJun 23, 2023(NONE)

Revision by danlev. Reverting plagiarism.

Old Value New Value
Value(REMOVED)No protections
End Date(NONE)Jun 23, 2023
NoteIn October 2018, the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly passed a law prohibiting all discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The law, which took effect in April 2019, also commits the Metropolitan Government to raise awareness of LGBT people and "conduct measures needed to make sure human rights values are rooted in all corners of the city". The law outlaws expressing hateful rhetoric in public. Prior to this, the wards of Shibuya and Setagaya had already passed explicit protections for LGBT people.
basis of sexual orientation.[72][73]

In March 2019, legislation banning discrimination against "sexual minorities" was passed in Ibaraki Prefecture.

In April 2022, legislation prohibiting discrimination among others sexual orientation and gender identity came into operation in Akita Prefecture.
Though a new law was passed in June 2023, this law merely "promotes the understanding of SOGI" and only refers to anti-discrimination in principle. It does not specifically ban or illegalize LGBTQ discrimination.
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In October 2018, the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly passed a law prohibiting all discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The law, which took effect in April 2019, also commits the Metropolitan Government to raise awareness of LGBT people and "conduct measures needed to make sure human rights values are rooted in all corners of the city". The law outlaws expressing hateful rhetoric in public. Prior to this, the wards of Shibuya and Setagaya had already passed explicit protections for LGBT people. basis of sexual orientation.[72][73] In March 2019, legislation banning discrimination against "sexual minorities" was passed in Ibaraki Prefecture. In April 2022, legislation prohibiting discrimination among others sexual orientation and gender identity came into operation in Akita Prefecture. Though a new law was passed in June 2023, this law merely "promotes the understanding of SOGI" and only refers to anti-discrimination in principle. It does not specifically ban or illegalize LGBTQ discrimination.

Revision by ernylucas. Edit law

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ValueNo protections(REMOVED)
Start DateJun 23, 20232018
NoteThough a new law was passed in June 2023, this law merely "promotes the understanding of SOGI" and only refers to anti-discrimination in principle. It does not specifically ban or illegalize LGBTQ discrimination.In October 2018, the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly passed a law prohibiting all discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The law, which took effect in April 2019, also commits the Metropolitan Government to raise awareness of LGBT people and "conduct measures needed to make sure human rights values are rooted in all corners of the city". The law outlaws expressing hateful rhetoric in public. Prior to this, the wards of Shibuya and Setagaya had already passed explicit protections for LGBT people.
basis of sexual orientation.[72][73]

In March 2019, legislation banning discrimination against "sexual minorities" was passed in Ibaraki Prefecture.

In April 2022, legislation prohibiting discrimination among others sexual orientation and gender identity came into operation in Akita Prefecture.
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Though a new law was passed in June 2023, this law merely "promotes the understanding of SOGI" and only refers to anti-discrimination in principle. It does not specifically ban or illegalize LGBTQ discrimination. In October 2018, the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly passed a law prohibiting all discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The law, which took effect in April 2019, also commits the Metropolitan Government to raise awareness of LGBT people and "conduct measures needed to make sure human rights values are rooted in all corners of the city". The law outlaws expressing hateful rhetoric in public. Prior to this, the wards of Shibuya and Setagaya had already passed explicit protections for LGBT people. basis of sexual orientation.[72][73] In March 2019, legislation banning discrimination against "sexual minorities" was passed in Ibaraki Prefecture. In April 2022, legislation prohibiting discrimination among others sexual orientation and gender identity came into operation in Akita Prefecture.

Revision by Iwamoto. Add the severe limitation of the new law and replace the source, which cites EAJ campaign site expr essing the demands of the LGBTQ community for anti-discrimination law.

Old Value New Value
ValueIllegal in some contextsNo protections
Start Date2023Jun 23, 2023
Note a new. law was passedThough a new law was passed in June 2023, this law merely "promotes the understanding of SOGI" and only refers to anti-discrimination in principle. It does not specifically ban or illegalize LGBTQ discrimination.
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a new. law was passed Though a new law was passed in June 2023, this law merely "promotes the understanding of SOGI" and only refers to anti-discrimination in principle. It does not specifically ban or illegalize LGBTQ discrimination.
Sourceshttps://www.hrw.org/EqualityActJapanhttps://www.hrw.org/news/2023/07/12/japan-passes-law-promote-understanding-lgbt-people
https://elaws.e-gov.go.jp/document?lawid=505AC1000000068 (in Japanese)
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https://www.hrw.org/EqualityActJapan https://www.hrw.org/news/2023/07/12/japan-passes-law-promote-understanding-lgbt-people https://elaws.e-gov.go.jp/document?lawid=505AC1000000068 (in Japanese)

Revision by Samuel_NOT_Samuele. added

Old Value New Value
Start Date(NONE)2023
End Date2023(NONE)
Reports (4)
  • Newer law has been passed "The new law, LGBT understanding promotion law, doesn't prohibit disicrimination on LGBT. "
  • Note field is incorrect "The note is unclear and the link is to an old article trying to promote LGBTQ support before the Olympics that occurred in Tokyo. I didn't see any mention of new laws being passed."
  • Sources are invalid or broken "The source cited is EAJ, which is a campaign site expressing the demands of the LGBTQ community for anti -discrimination law. It needs to be updated since the newly introduced law has failed to meet our demands to illegalize LGBTQ discrimination in any specific way."
  • Status is not correct "Though a new law was passed in June 2023, this law merely "promotes the understanding of SOGI" and only refers to anti-discrimination in principle. It does not specifically ban or illegalize LGBTQ discrimination."

Revision by Samuel_NOT_Samuele. aderd

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueNo protectionsIllegal in some contexts
End Date(NONE)2023
NoteParagraph 2 on the source says that there is no protection on lgbtq discrimination a new. law was passed
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Paragraph 2 on the source says that there is no protection on lgbtq discrimination a new. law was passed

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