LGBT rights in Japan in the lead up to the Tokyo Olympics | Melbourne Asia Review

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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 Professor Akiko Shimizu and Dr Claire Maree join host Ali Moore to discuss. 


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