[APYLP x Asia21 Joint Session] What the Future Holds for an LGBT-inclusive AsiaVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Over the last two decades, 28 countries and regions have extended marriage rights for lesbian and gay couples. This year, Taiwan became the first in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage. What can we learn from the journey of Taiwan, and what is Japan doing to promote marriage equality? In this session, we will have three LGBT human rights advocates from Japan, Taiwan and Vietnam as panelists to explore LGBT issues in Japan and Asia, and what equal marriage rights means from the legal, human rights, personal, mental health and business perspectives. We will also invite Japanese political leaders to discuss their thoughts on the equal marriage rights campaign in Japan. From there, we will think about what each of us can do to create a more inclusive society.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 6:00 - 8:00 pm (Doors open at 5:30 pm)
*Reception to follow (to 9:00 pm).
Part 1 “Equal Marriage Rights in Japan”
Panelists: Ibaragi Governor, Kazuhiko Oigawa
Moderator: Kanae DOI (Japan Director, Human Rights Watch)
Part 2 “Equal Marriage Rights in Asia”
Keynote Speaker: LUONG The Huy (Director, iSEE Institute / Vietnam)
・Fumino SUGIYAMA (CEO, New Canvas)
・Joyce TENG (Deputy Coordinator and Lobbying Manager, Marriage Equality Coalition Taiwan)
Moderator: Daisuke KAN (Executive Director, Cheerio Corporation)
Caroline KENNEDY (Trustee, Asia Society; former US Ambassador to Japan)
Rika BEPPU (Partner, Squire Patton Boggs, Tokyo)
Co-organized by Asia Society Japan Center & APYLP
English / Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)
Guests: 3,000 yen (Students: 1,500 yen) *Including reception
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Iwasaki Koyata Memorial Hall, International House of Japan