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Awareness of the meaning of the term LGBT Japan 2018

This statistic depicts the results of a survey conducted in October 2018 in Japan asking individuals about their awareness of the term "LGBT" and its meaning. During the surveyed period, the majority of respondents stated to recognize the term, with over 34 percent knowing that LGBT refers to sexual minorities. In contrast, only 14.6 percent of respondents weren't familiar with the term "LGBT".

Share of respondents who know that "LGBT" refers to sexual minorities in Japan as of October 2018

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Release date

January 2019



Survey time period

October 26 to October 29, 2018

Number of respondents

60,000 respondents

Age group

20 to 59 years

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "Did you know the term 'LGBT' is used to refer to sexual minorities?"

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