A new report by the Japanese LGBT rights group, the LGBTQ Association, finds that Japan is a homophobic society.
“This was not a surprise,” said Masako Yamamoto, the executive director of the LGBTQ group.
“People were already aware of this fact, but they did not have a lot of information.
It is hard for us to believe this many people have already started to become closeted.”
Among the LGBT people interviewed for the report were men, young people, trans people and gay men, and the majority of them identified as heterosexual.
“It’s an extremely hard situation for us, but it is not something that we should feel ashamed of,” said one of the men, who asked not to be identified for fear of reprisal.
He said he is trying to find work and have a normal life.
Some people have been in relationships with their partner but the majority are still attracted to other people, such as gay men.
One person said she was “frightened” when her boyfriend told her he had left her and wanted to marry someone else.
“I was so shocked, but I kept thinking I could never do that, I always said no to him,” she said.
The report also found that many people are still unsure about what is a sexual act and what is not.
For example, many people believe that if a person is kissing someone, it is a heterosexual act and if they are touching a body part, it may be a gay act.
“Some people think that if they touch someone they are doing something ‘homosexual’,” said Yamamoto.
Many people feel it is better to avoid touching the genitals or breasts of people with whom they have sexual relations.
This is because it is considered a form of “perversion” and they believe it is wrong to touch anyone’s genitals or breast, the report said.
Another study conducted by the LGBTQ association also found many people think they have to hide their sexuality to get by in Japan.
In one survey, more than half of respondents said they felt they had to hide things from their friends, relatives or colleagues because they do not want to offend anyone.
In another, the majority said they were afraid of being labeled as a “gay person” or “transgender person” in the workplace.
Some also feel it can be difficult to tell others about their sexual identity.
“Many people are embarrassed to tell their friends and family about their sexuality,” said Yamakawa.
“If you are transgender, you have to keep it a secret.”