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2017.08.10 Japanese students may learn from LGBT books
In March this year, an online survey conducted by Takarazuka University professor Yasuharu Hidaka found that nearly 60 percent of people of a sexual minority had been bullied at school. Japan’s ministry of education urged better awareness of the issue, distributing pamphlets in April 2015 to educational boards in Japan.

Otsuki Shoten Co., a Tokyo-based publisher, released ‘Watashirashiku, LGBTQ’ this year, translated from the English-titled ‘Living Proud! Growing up LGBTQ’ series by Robert Rodi and Laura Ross. Japan Today states, ‘Q can mean "questioning" or "queer," an umbrella term non-specific to sexual orientation or gender.’ There are a total of four volumes, each selling for 2,160 yen. Such books will support Japanese teachers and students in understanding what it means to belong to a sexual minority.

Also reported by Japan Today were the following comments on the subject; by education commentator Naoki Ogi, ‘Despite this being an important issue, efforts for the LGBT community by teachers and schools in Japan have fallen behind [, but] I feel like the tide has finally turned (for the better),’ and from a teacher in Tochigi Prefecture, ‘If you look at recent survey results there is inevitably at least one LGBT child to a classroom. In order to build a relationship of trust with students, it is important for teachers to acquire proper knowledge.’

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