Records of men who have sex with men in Japan date back to ancient times. Western scholars have identified these as evidence of homosexuality in Japan.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) rights in Japan are relatively progressive by Asian are reportedly in favor of accepting homosexuality, with a poll indicating that 54 percent agreed that homosexuality should be accepted by.
Research has found percent of Japan's population identify as LGBT. Dentsu, Japan's largest advertising agency, surveyed 60,
Of the 60, people aged between 20 and 59 who responded online in October, percent self-identified as LGBT, a rise of percentage.