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Jakarta Post

LGBT rights in Japan in the lead up to the Tokyo Olympics

Thu, December 12, 2019   /   05:00 pm

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Although Japan doesn't prohibit same-sex relations, its laws do little to protect the rights of the LGBT community. With Tokyo maniacally preparing to host the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, how is Japan set to meets its obligations to the International Olympic Committee to ensure a Games free of discrimination against LGBT athletes and event visitors? Japan queer studies experts Prof Akiko Shimizu and Dr Claire Maree join host Ali Moore to discuss. A podcast from Asia Institute of the University of Melbourne. Produced by Music by