Month: March 2021

Ex-JET Teacher Pursues Sexual Assault Lawsuit Against Nagasaki Government

What is it like to speak out about sexual assault? What does the actual lawsuit process look like? Voice Up Japan spoke with an American Ex-JET teacher who filed a lawsuit against the Nagasaki government over incidents of sexual harassment and sexual assault.  An American teacher, who goes by the name Sasebo Anon to protect …

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Beverly Kiyomi Boyd

Japanese School Regulations: What Is The “Correct” Hair?

By Leslie Lee | Translated by Ayşe Haruka Açıkbaş After a student was forced to dye her hair black to comply with school years, she sued Osaka Prefecture and won. However, the court maintains that the school regulations are not illegal. Voice Up Japan talks to Beverly Kiyomi Boyd about Japanese school regulations and its …

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The Difference between HIV and AIDS: HIV is no longer the “DeathSentence”

There is an accumulation of local governments issuing same-sex partnerships certificates. Although the same-sex partnership system brings recognition of same-sex couples, it is still not the endpoint when it comes to equality. As Voice Up Japan, we interviewed people from Nagoya, a city that is going to adopt same-sex partnership in 2021, to understand what the same-sex partnership system is and what it implies for LGBT people in Japan.