Homosexuality has been an integral part of Japanese culture, presumably from prehistoric times. Mentions of it are to be found in the earliest known texts, and it occupies a central position in the culture up to the Meiji restoration of the late 1800's, when the Japanese felt the need to emulate the Western intruders and classified homosexuality as deviant.
Intersections: Male Homosexuality and Popular Culture in Modern Japan
Analysis of modern Japanese queer identities and constructions.
Queer Samurai Japan for Gay/Lesbian Teens and Youth
History, literature, culture and self-help for gay youth.
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