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Nagano Prefecture partnership notification system has started

Published 2023 years 10 month 16 Date

Last updated 2023 years 10 month 18 Date


 This system aims to remove barriers in the lives of sexual minorities so that they can live their own lives with their loved ones. (Effective August 5, 8)

System summary

○If two people, one or both of whom are sexual minorities, wish to use the system, they must notify the prefecture that they will become life partners.

○The prefecture will issue a “Notification Receipt” etc. to prove that the notification has been received.

 *The entries in the family register and resident record will not be changed.

Requirements for persons subject to notification

○Both parties must have reached the age of majority (18 years old)

○Both parties are not married or in a partnership with another person.

○Both parties are not in a relationship that prohibits marriage under civil law (excluding cases where both parties have adopted based on a partnership relationship)

○At least one person must have an address within the prefecture or plan to move to the prefecture.

Method of notification etc.

 For details on the system and how to submit a notification, please see the Nagano Prefecture website.

 https://www.pref.nagano.lg.jp/jinken-danjo/sogi/partnership.html<External link>


 Board of Education, Education Division, Human Rights and Gender Equality Section (inside Nagato Fureai Hall)
 Phone: 0268-68-4400 Fax: 0268-68-4402