Presentation at the 5th “Rainbow Parliament” Event

On April 27, I was invited as an expert to deliver a presentation titled, “Attitudes toward Anti-Discrimination Laws Based on SOGI: Findings from the second ‘National Survey of Attitudes toward Sexual/Gender Minorities in Japan’” at the 5th “Rainbow Parliament” YouTube Streaming Event: Pass the Equality Act in Japan!, hosted by Equality Act Japan (Japan Alliance for LGBT Legislation, Human Rights Watch, Athlete Ally, and ALL OUT). See here for more details about the event. The slides that I used in my presentation (in Japanese) are available here. The recordings (in Japanese) are also available on YouTube (full presentation, event highlights)

4月27日に、「Equality Act Japan – 日本にもLGBT平等法を」キャンペーン(LGBT法連合会、Human Rights Watch、Athlete Ally、ALL OUT)主催の「第5回レインボー国会 – もう待てません!今国会でのLGBT・SOGI法制定を!理解を進め、差別をなくし、平等な社会の実現へ」にて、有識者コメントとして「SOGIに基づく差別禁止法に対する態度――「性的マイノリティについての意識:2019年(第2回)全国調査」の分析結果から」という報告を行いました。イベントの詳細につきましてはこちらをご覧ください。報告時に使用したスライド資料はこちらからご覧いただけます。また、当日の録画につきましてもYouTubeから視聴可能です(報告全体ダイジェスト)。

New Article Published in the Journal of Population Problems

My first article in English has just been released in the Journal of Population Problems, published by the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research! This article is part of the special issue “Demography of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: Building a Foundation for Research in Japan (Part 1).” See here for the full issue. *A full Japanese translation of this article is available in the Journal of Population Problems 77(1):45-67 (added on March 25, 2021).

Abstract: Most studies on the measurement of sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) in representative surveys are conducted in Western countries. Whether the findings from these studies are applicable to countries with legal, religious, and cultural contexts regarding sexual and gender minorities distinct from Western societies is yet to be explored. To fill this gap, this paper summarizes the findings from focus groups and a pilot survey conducted to develop SOGI questions in the Japanese context. For sexual orientation identity, a six-category question that includes definition of each category, and for transgender status, a three-step method, are suggested for general use. The paper also reports on percentage distributions of SOGI by assigned sex at birth and by age group based on the Osaka City Residents’ Survey, one of the first population-based surveys in Japan with SOGI questions. Overall, our findings illustrate the significance of examining the measurement of SOGI beyond Western societies.

Keywords: recommended survey questions on SOGI, measurement, population-based survey, LGBT, focus groups




Presentation at the 2020 Japan Sociological Society conference

On Saturday, October 31, my co-author, Saori Kamano, presented our joint work “Are All of the ‘Undecided’ Sexual/Gender Minorities? A Queer Demographic Analysis of an Experimental Study to Improve SOGI Questions” at the 93rd Annual Meeting of the Japan Sociological Society held online. The presentation slides (in Japanese) are available on the project webpage of the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research.


Report Meeting of the “niji VOICE 2020” Survey

On Saturday, December 5, I will be presenting the results of “niji VOICE 2020” (A Web Survey on LGBT Issues and the Workplace Environment in Japan) at the Report Meeting of the “niji VOICE 2020” Survey, co-sponsored by the Center for Gender Studies at International Christian University and the certified nonprofit organization Nijiiro Diversity.

12月5日(土)に、国際基督教大学ジェンダー研究センターおよび認定NPO法人虹色ダイバーシティ共催の「LGBTと職場環境に関するWebアンケート調査 niji VOICE 2020報告会」にて、「niji VOICE 2020」の調査報告を行います。今年は新型コロナウイルス関連の新規設問を加え、自由記述の質的分析も行っています。詳細はこちらのリンク先をご覧ください。みなさまのご参加をお待ちしております!

Report Meeting of the second “National Survey of Attitudes toward Sexual/Gender Minorities in Japan”

I’ll be one of the presenters at the upcoming Report Meeting of the second “National Survey of Attitudes toward Sexual/Gender Minorities in Japan,” to be held online on Sunday, November 29.
*This report meeting is part of the outreach activities of the research supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number JP18H03652 “Research on the Transformation of Attitudes and Policy toward Sexual Minorities” (PI: Kazuya Kawaguchi, Hiroshima Shudo University).

※本報告会は、JSPS科研費 基盤研究(A)「セクシュアル・マイノリティをめぐる意識の変容と施策に関する研究」(課題番号 18H03652、代表 広島修道大学 河口和也)の社会還元の一部です。