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Main reasons for companies to not implement LGBT support policies in Japan 2019

According to a survey conducted in November 2019 about diversity in the workplace, about 50 percent of surveyed companies did not have plans to implement LGBT support policies because they claim to not have any employees or colleagues identifying as members of the LGBT community.
The acronym LGBT stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and has been used since the 1990s. It is an umbrella term for individuals identifying as non-heterosexual or non-cisgender, with the latter meaning that the individual's gender identity does not match their sex assigned at birth.

Leading reasons for companies to not introduce any support initiatives for sexual minorities in the workplace in Japan in 2019

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Release date

September 2020



Survey time period

November 8 to 25, 2019

Number of respondents

1,546 respondents

Special properties

among Japanese companies with 50 or more employees

Method of interview

Postal questionnaire

Supplementary notes

Original question: "What are reasons for you as a company to not have any plans for introducing LGBT support initiatives in your workplace?".

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