Five chambers ask Japan to allow same-sex marriage

UK-Japan News October 2018

The British Chamber of Commerce in Japan (BCCJ), along with four other foreign chambers of commerce, called on the Japanese government to legalise same-sex marriage, The Mainichi reported on 20 September.

The BCCJ, along with the American, Canadian, Irish as well as the Australian and New Zealand chambers of commerce in Japan, said that marriage equality would “strengthen the international competitiveness of business in Japan” by boosting recruitment from LGBT communities, the report said.

The statement from the chambers said allowing same-sex marriage would also create more diversity, and allow LGBT workers to feel comfortable in their workplaces.