Japan's LGBT community enjoys greater rights in Tokyo

FRANCE 24 English -- Jan 20

Although #Japan is the only G7 country where same-sex marriages are illegal, there have recently been some positive changes for the #LGBT community.

Last November, Tokyo's metropolitan government introduced partnership certificates that entitle gay couples to certain public services that were once reserved for straight couples. According to some opinion polls, more than half of Japanese people agree that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry. But the ruling conservative party remains firmly opposed.