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Assoc.prof. of Kanazawa University Auditor of Japan Alliance for Legislation to Remove Social Barriers based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity?(Japan Alliance for LGBT Legislation, J-ALL)
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Iwamoto edited an entry in Japan.
Right to change legal gender: Legal, but requires surgery from Dec 19, 2008 to Mar 31, 2022.
Amended Act No.111 of 2003 requires for transgender people to change their legal gender, (1) be at least 20 years of age, (2) not currently married, (3) no child less than 20 years, (4) infertile (no gonads or persistent lack of gonadal function), (5) and has a body which appears to have genital parts of those of the opposite sex. And also requires medical certificate by two or more psychiatrist.
Iwamoto edited an entry in Japan.
Right to change legal gender: Legal, but requires surgery from Apr 1, 2022 to now.
Amended Act No.111 of 2003 requires for transgender people to change their legal gender, (1) be at least 18 years of age, (2) not currently married, (3) no child less than 18 years, (4) infertile (no gonads or persistent lack of gonadal function), (5) and has a body which appears to have genital parts of those of the opposite sex. And also requires medical certificate by two or more psychiatrist. On October 16th 2023, a Japanese transgender man won his case in court to allow him to change his legal gender without sterilization. The law was deemed unconstitutional. It remains to be seen what changes will be made to the law and when they will come in effect.
Iwamoto edited an entry in Japan.
LGBT employment discrimination: No protections from past to now.
Laws in force in Japan do not offer protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) in employment. In 2019, Japan amended its labor policy law to prevent workplace harassment, but the law only mandates the prevention of harassment and is not an inclusive law protecting individuals from discrimination based on SOGI.
Iwamoto edited an entry in Japan.
LGBT discrimination: No protections from past to Jun 22, 2023.
Japan does not have LGBT protections from discrimination in employment, housing, etc.
Iwamoto edited an entry in Japan.
LGBT discrimination: Ambiguous from Jun 23, 2023 to now.
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.
Iwamoto edited an entry in Japan.
Right to change legal gender: Legal, but requires surgery from Dec 19, 2008 to Mar 31, 2022.
Act No.111 of 2003 requires for transgender people to change their legal gender, (1) be at least 20 years of age, (2) not currently married, (3) no child less than 20 years, (4) infertile (no gonads or persistent lack of gonadal function), (5) and has a body which appears to have genital parts of those of the opposite sex. And also requires medical certificate by two or more psychiatrist.
Iwamoto edited an entry in Japan.
Right to change legal gender: Legal, but requires surgery from Jul 16, 2004 to Dec 18, 2008.
Act No.111 of 2003 requires for transgender people to change their legal gender, (1) be at least 20 years of age, (2) not currently married, (3) no child, (4) infertile (no gonads or persistent lack of gonadal function), (5) and has a body which appears to have genital parts of those of the opposite sex. And also requires medical certificate by two or more psychiatrist.
Iwamoto added an entry in Japan.
Right to change legal gender: Legal, but requires surgery from Apr 1, 2022 to now.
Amended Act No.111 of 2003 requires for transgender people to change their legal gender, (1) be at least 18 years of age, (2) not currently married, (3) no child less than 18 years, (4) infertile (no gonads or persistent lack of gonadal function), (5) and has a body which appears to have genital parts of those of the opposite sex. And also requires medical certificate by two or more psychiatrist. On October 16th 2023, a Japanese transgender man won his case in court to allow him to change his legal gender without sterilization. The law was deemed unconstitutional. It remains to be seen what changes will be made to the law and when they will come in effect.
Iwamoto added an entry in Japan.
Right to change legal gender: Legal, but requires surgery from Dec 19, 2008 to Mar 31, 2022.
Amended Act No.111 of 2003 requires for transgender people to change their legal gender, (1) be at least 20 years of age, (2) not currently married, (3) no child less than 20 years, (4) infertile (no gonads or persistent lack of gonadal function), (5) and has a body which appears to have genital parts of those of the opposite sex. And also requires medical certificate by two or more psychiatrist.
Iwamoto edited an entry in Japan.
Right to change legal gender: Legal, but requires surgery from Jul 16, 2004 to Dec 19, 2008.
Law 111 of 2003 requires for transgender people to change their legal gender, (1) be at least 20 years of age, (2) not currently married, (3) no child, (4) infertile (no gonads or equivalent situation), (5) and has a body which appears to have genital parts of those of the opposite sex. And also requires medical certificate by two or more psychiatrist.