Partners in Law

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Fumi and Kazu are life partners, both at work and at home. Together, they run Japan’s first and only law firm set up by an openly gay couple. As legal advisors, they fight for the rights of minorities, as well as people with low-income or those with no nationality. The film gives us a candid glimpse into the couple’s professional and personal lives as they struggle to help others who have been marginalized by society.

Director Hikaru Toda
Location Japan
Duration 28 min.
Genre Social Issues / Family / LGBT
Air Date (JST) Monday, June 8, 2015
Monday, June 13, 2016 *rerun

About Director

Hikaru Toda

Hikaru Toda


Born and raised in Japan, Hikaru completed her studies at Goldsmiths and the University of London, earning a dual MA in Visual Anthropology and Performance Making. She travels between London, Tokyo and Amsterdam, directing and editing TV documentaries. Her specialty lies in adopting a practical approach to research and carrying out site-specific ethnographic studies of human expressions and emotions.


Love Hotel, 2014