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Interview: The Invisible Struggle of Japan’s Transgender Population

What is life like for transgender people in Japan? In Japan, the struggles for transgender people are largely invisible. Especially how hard it is to become legally recognized. In general, most people don’t know that Japanese law requires trans people to undergo medical exams and irreversible surgeries. They don’t really think about what it’s like to be compelled to do these things to be legally recognized. The report is about the hurdles transgender people have to get over and the rights violations they experience when they try to change their legal gender. It also looks at the harm transgender…

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