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It is time for Japan to say 'I do' to marriage equality

Sapporo District Court to hand down first legal ruling on same-sex unions

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A lesbian couple is getting married in Tokyo: legalizing same-sex marriage could be a boost for business.   © Sipa/AP

Masa Yanagisawa is head of prime services at Goldman Sachs in Japan and co-chief of staff for the company's Asia Pacific LGBTQ+ Council.

On Wednesday, the Sapporo District Court will be the first of several regional courts in Japan to rule on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage.

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