LGBT+ Representation in Japanese Media

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Northern Kentucky University
This research is on the representation of LGBT+ people in Japanese forms of entertainment media. The purpose of this research is to determine how queer people as a whole are treated in Japanese media, and whether this treatment reflects or influences how queer people are treated in reality. I will collect online survey responses from a variety of people to learn how the media they interact with treats LGBT+ characters, and what each participant thinks about the character’s treatment. I will also ask their opinions on real LGBT+ issues, and how they personally view the lives and struggles of the queer community. This research is to be presented at the Celebration of Student Research and Creativity and Northern Kentucky University.
2020 Celebration of Student Research and Creativity presentation
Sexual minorities, Mass media Japan