Entry #1687: Homosexual activity in Japan

Original entry by danlev danlev ()

RegionJapan
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusIllegal (other penalty)
Start Date1873
End Date1881
DescriptionSodomy ("keikan") was criminalized in 1873 with article 266 of the Meiji Legal Code, however, it was hardly ever punished, with only 20 recorded instances of sodomy during 1876 to 1881.
SourcesHomosexuality in Modern Japan: Cultural Myths and Social Realities by Mark J. McLelland https://books.google.com/books?id=dc2nHC_YLHoC&printsec=frontcover Male https://iglhrc.org/sites/default/files/87-1.pdf


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NoteSodomy ("keikan") was criminalized in 1873 with article 266 of the Meiji Legal Code, however, it was hardly ever punished, with only 20 recorded instances of sodomy during 1876 to 1881.Sodomy ("keikan") was criminalized in 1873 with article 266 of the Miji Legal Code, however, it was hardly ever punished, with only 20 recorded instances of sodomy during 1876 to 1881.