The Immigration Services Agency of Japan said long-term resident status based on marriage to a Japanese national is not available to same-sex couples. Photo: Getty Images
The Immigration Services Agency of Japan said long-term resident status based on marriage to a Japanese national is not available to same-sex couples. Photo: Getty Images
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Japan court rejects long-stay visa for US man in same-sex marriage

  • Andrew High married Kohei, his Japanese partner of 18 years, in 2015, and has applied unsuccessfully for a Japanese long-term visa five times since 2018
  • Long-term resident status based on marriage to a Japanese national is not available to same-sex couples, they could have a ‘designated activities’ visa instead

The Immigration Services Agency of Japan said long-term resident status based on marriage to a Japanese national is not available to same-sex couples. Photo: Getty Images
The Immigration Services Agency of Japan said long-term resident status based on marriage to a Japanese national is not available to same-sex couples. Photo: Getty Images
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