Lawmakers begin work on LGBT legislation
NHK -- Jan 28
A nonpartisan group of Japanese lawmakers is set to start working on legislation to eliminate discrimination against sexual minorities.

About 20 lawmakers from both the ruling and opposition blocs met in the Diet on Wednesday.

Education minister Hiroshi Hase, who heads the group, said the status of sexual minorities in Japan will draw international attention in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. He said that now is the time for full-scale discussions on legislation on the issue.

News source: NHK
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