Japan has yet to officially recognize same-sex marriage. For binational spouses, this makes things even harder. We examine the issue from the perspectives of a Japanese-American gay couple kept apart by entry restrictions in Japan, and 2 women living together in Kyoto Prefecture - one US-born and the other Japanese - who wish to have kids but are worried because their marriage isn't recognized.
For over a year, Komori Shunsuke and his husband Danny Taing have been living apart due to restrictions on entry into Japan
Sakata Machi and Theresa Stieger have been living together in Japan for over 10 years
Lawyer Nagano Yasushi says the issue of binational same-sex couples in Japan has been given little to no attention