This is Kanako Otsuji, Japan’s first openly gay politican. She’s in the Osaka city assembly right now, but she has her sights set on the federal parliament. So far public reaction has been positive, probably because of her message:
I think there is a tendency to put forward one set of values and make it seem as though that is the only beautiful or right way. But the reality is becoming more diverse. Japanese society is not engaging with the wide range of people living in diverse ways, in terms of nationality, race, sex, age and disabilities.