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“Same-Sex Partnership: After an Incomplete Certificate What’s Next?

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.

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Against the Mainstream, Feminist Zines in Japan

Written by Elif Erdogan Translated to Japanese by Ayşe Haruka Açıkbaş Oshima Jigsaw Zine, Issue #3, 1991 Source: https://thequietus.com/articles/11245-riot-grrrl-20-years-retrospective Zine is a self-published, do it yourself (DIY) type of fanzines that rejects the mainstream ideas that are imposed on us such as we should be silent or we should behave like  “good girls”. Feminist zines …

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