In the lead-up to their programming for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, the Pride House Tokyo Consortium delivered a series of activities and events during the Rugby World Cup in Tokyo, Japan between September 2 and November 12, 2019.

A summary of the events are as follows:

Duration September 20 – November 4th (Closed Tuesday every week & Oct 12 due to a typhoon)

Location: SubaCO Harajuku 6-31-21 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Pride House Tokyo 2019 in numbers:

Number of days opened: 39 days
Number of visitors: 3000 visitors
Number of volunteers: Total 36 volunteers
Number of NPOs and activists involved: 30 organisations and individuals
Number of Corporate sponsors:  18 companies
Number of Embassy backings: 15 embassies and delegations
Number of LGBTQ Children’s books donated:  58 titles, 71 books from 11 embassies.
 
Pre-Pride House Events in 2018 (2 events)

Sep 6 – Pride House Tokyo Press Conference @ Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

Dec 20 -「The history of ”Gay Town” Shinjuku Nichome」Roundtable discussion @ subaCO 

Pre-Pride House Events in 2019 (21 events)

Feb 21 – 「Artist Asao Tokolo discusses his logo design」@subaCO

Mar 2 – Tokyo Rainbow Marathon2019@Showa Memorial Park

Mar 12 – Panasonic hosts with Pride House Tokyo「DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

~The many Values of differences 」@Panasonic Center Tokyo

Mar 28 –  Workshop on 「World LGBTQ+ Children’s books library」@subaCO

Apr  25 – ~Denim Day & LGBT victims of sexual violence~ @subaCO

Apr 28- 29 – Tokyo Rainbow Pride 2019 Booth and float

Apr 17 to Jul 26 – Crowd Funding Project 「Translating the “The Century-Long Struggle for LGBT Rights『Gay & Lesbian History for Kids』” and deliver it to libraries and schools around the nation.”

May 4-5 – PRIDE CUP  Volley Ball & Tennis @Setagaya Recreation Center, Futsal @Futsal Odaiba

May 17 – UNAIDS・PRIDEHOUSE TOKYO Sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) @UNAIDS Secretariat (Geneva, Switzerland )

May 19 – Panasonic hosts with Pride House Tokyo「 Kalanchoe 」Movie viewing & Workshop @Panasonic Center Tokyo

May 30 – ~How to make the Sporting World more LGBTQ+ Friendly ~ @subaCO

Jun 15 – Participated in 「EURO PRIDE 2019 Vienna」

Jun 30  – Participated in「WORLD PRIDE 2019 New York」

Jul 25 – ~ EURO PRIDE Vienna report ~@subaCO

Aug 3 – Participated in「Amsterdam Gay Pride With a float boat

Aug 25 – Workshop with Japan Rugby Football Players Association & Pride House Tokyo @Nomura Securities

Aug 29 -「Pride House Tokyo 2019 」Volunteers’ Seminar @subaCO

Aug 30 – Nomura Holdings hosts with Pride House Tokyo「LGBT、Paralympic Athlete discuss how to create a team where everyone participates」@Nomura Securities Otemachi Headquarters

Sep 7 – Panasonic hosts with Pride House Tokyo The 5th DIVERSITY & INCLUSION Event 「The Power of Manga」

Sep 8 – Origami Paper Crane Workshop @subaCO

Sep 12 – Sony Corp hosts 「Diversity Talks with UDA」With :Pride House Tokyo @Sony Headquarters
 
Pride House 2019 (13 events)

Sep 19 (Thu) – Pride House Press event

Sep 20 (Thu) – Opening event kicked off by Louisa Wall, New Zealand openly gay MP and former rugby player, attended by 50 guests including embassy personnel and corporate sponsors

Oct 3  (Thu) – Roundtable discussion with LGBTQ friendly educators on “How to End Bullying in Schools.”

Oct 3  (Thu)  Ben Kimura “Rugby” art exhibition

Oct 5  (Sat) –  International Inclusive Challenge Volunteer Support International Amateur Rugby gathering @Rugby Field Misato, Saitama

Oct 9  (Wed) – Roundtable discussion event with producers on the Pridehouse LGBTQ video

Oct 10 (Thur) – Roundtable discussion event on sexual health and UNAIDS

Oct 19  (Sat) – One-day Pridehouse Sexual Health hotline for overseas visitors

Oct 21 (Mon) – Roundtable discussion event on being LGBTQ outside the cities and the importance of Ibaraki prefecture’s same-sex partner certificates

Oct 23 (Wed )- Roundtable discussion event with publishers on the state of LGBTQ children books in Japan and overseas

Oct 31 (Thu)-  Townhall event with Gareth Thomas, openly gay rugby legend and activists who recently came out as HIV Positive.  Attended also by one of Japan’s few newly appointed female Japan Rugby Union directors.  This event was organised with the help of the UK embassy.

Nov 2 (Sat)- New Zealand Sports Minister Grant Robertson visitors the Pridehouse Tokyo with a partner. Discusses the importance of diversity in Sports.

Nov 4 (Mon) – Closing event and party

Post-Pride House 2019 events (4 events)

Nov 8 (Fri) – Panasonic D&I talk session and workshop in Ariake with NHK Japan Show themed movie from Australia on LGBTQ children

Nov 9 (Sat)  Roundtable discussion event about  children, poverty and diversity

Nov 16 (Sat) 「Watch sitting volleyball together with former volleyball Japanese women’s national team member Naomi Masuko 」

Dec 6 (Fri) Live Pride concert staring MISIA and Yumin Matsutoya, among others.

Sponsors

<Diamond Partners>

Nomura Holdings,

Nomura Holdings Inc,

Cisco System Inc,

ViiV Health Care K.K.

<Gold Partners>

Panasonic Corp,

Visa Worldwide Japan Co. Ltd,

TRUNK

<Silver Partners>

Sony Corp, salt consulting,

Nippon Life Insurance Company, MARUI GROUP Co. Ltd

Accenture, Alfa Romeo FCA Japan Ltd,

EF Education First Japan, SportOne Co,

Tokyu Land Corporation, BASE Q,

R&C Co. Ltd, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

< Special support>

Embassy of the The Netherlands in Japan.

<Nominal Support >

Japan Rugby Football Union / Embassy of the United States of America, Embassy of Iceland, Embassy of Ireland, British Embassy Tokyo, Embassy of Israel, Embassy of Australia Tokyo, Delegation of the European Union to Japan, Embassy of Canada, Embassy of Sweden, Royal Danish Embassy, Embassy of New Zealand, Embassy of Norway, Embassy of Finland, Embassy of France (in Japanese alphabetic order).

<Amsterdam Canal Parade 2019 supporters >

Embassy of Japan in the Netherlands, the City of Amsterdam

< Cooperating organisations>

【Signed Agreements】

United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)/Tokyo Marathon Foundation/ Japan Rugby Football Union
【Handbook Cooperation 】

Japan Sports Association Sports Medicine and Science Committee (Research survey team on the considerations needed for LGBT individuals in sports guidance)

【Special Cooperation on World LGBT Picturebook cooperation】

Nederlands Letterenfonds/Embassy of Germany & Goethe-Institut Tokyo

【Furniture and Interior support】

IKEA Japan