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We want to show "herstory" in East Asia from local perspectives with a timeline and a map in our local languages, so that people from different regions of East Asia can learn more about the stories and rights women and LGBETQ+ have fought for.

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Japan Court Rules That Married Couples Must Use the Same Last Name

On December 16, 2015, the Grand Bench of the Supreme Court issued its first ruling on a case in which the unconstitutionality of the "Do not accept separate surnames" provision of the Japanese Civil Code was disputed. The Supreme Court ruled for the first time that "the provision is constitutional."

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