People at a pride parade in Tokyo in 2015. Photo: Xinhua

US man in gay marriage sues Japan’s government for same rights to long-term visa as heterosexual foreign couples

  • Andrew High, a US citizen who is married to a Japanese man, is suing for the same rights to stay in the country as a foreign heterosexual couple would get
  • Foreign nationals married to Japanese citizens in heterosexual unions are given long-term residence upon arrival, but those in same-sex marriages are not
Topic |   LGBTI

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People at a pride parade in Tokyo in 2015. Photo: Xinhua
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