Mrs. Abe, the wife of the current Japanese prime minister, was in Shibuya yesterday joining a Gay Pride Parade. Interesting to see her there, as her husband is rather conservative. I’d like to have been a guest at their dinner table while they were talking about it. Actually, I don’t know anything about what Mr. Abe thinks about same-sex marriage, personally or politically. It’s not a political topic I hear about in the J-news-media. Tokyo Rainbow Week started on 4/26 and goes to 5/6 this year.
It’s a topic with plenty of things to discuss.
Here are three short news articles about Mrs. Abe’s participation in the parade:
Akie Abe joins gay parade (Japan Today)
Japan’s first lady Akie Abe joins gay parade (Straits Times, from Singapore)
The Rainbow Week site is in Japanese, although there are a few things in English on it.