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November 28, 2014

Taiga Ishikawa could become the first out male lawmaker in the country

A LGBTI Tokyo assemblyman has announced that he will run for parliament in next month's elections.

If successful, Taiga Ishikawa, 40, will become the first gay male lawmaker in the conservative country.

'My goal is to promote diversity in the community,' he told the Wall Street Journal.

May 20, 2012

Takeshi ‘Beat’ Kitano says gay marriage would be followed by marriage with beasts

Renowned Japanese actor and director Takeshi 'Beat' Kitano has raised eyebrows for comparing gay marriage to bestiality on national television.

Kitano enraged fellow guests and gay rights activists with the comparison, made after seeing footage of people celebrating President Obama’s recent gay marriage remarks on a popular current affairs show.

‘Obama supports gay marriage,’ said the 65-year-old best known for his yakuza gangster films. ‘You would support a marriage to an animal eventually, then.’