for those of you who don’t know, last month (4/30/15) the NHK series Heart Net TV (ハートネットTV) aired an episode that discussed problems that X-gender / Xジェンダー* people face in Japan.
more specifically, they:
- read fanmail sent in by a person in their 40s who’s questioning and was given shitty “advice” from a support hotline
- interviewed an FtX person who is out in their workplace
- discussed issues live on air with two guests, an FtM** and an FtX** person
aside from Japan’s continuous failure to distinguish between sex, gender and sexuality, it was a good episode, imho. you should definitely check it out if you missed it (and can understand Japanese)!
the episode will be reaired tomorrow, 5/7 (Thurs) @1:05PM on NHK Eテル. you can also watch it online here!
* for those wondering, X-gender / Xジェンダー
is the Japanese equivalent of genderqueer and/or non-binary in English.
** Japan loves these acronyms even though i don’t personally care for them.