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EMA日本は今回、米国NGOであるFreedom to Marryの創立者・代表、エヴァン・ウォルフソン氏を日本に招聘します。ウォルフソン氏は長年、NGO代表、そして弁護士として米国の法廷内外で同性婚の実現に尽力し、2015年6月の連邦最高裁において同性婚支持の判決に至る道のりを切り開きました。私たちは今回のレセプションが米国の最前線に立ち、平等な結婚制度を実現させた同氏と直接会うことのできる貴重な機会として、皆様に有益な時間をご提供できることを願っております。



Dear EMA Japan Supporters!

EMA Japan was officially incorporated as an NPO in Japan on February 19, 2014 and in the two years since its inception, there has been significant movement in LGBT rights in Japan. Throughout Japan, LGBT rights have become a much more commonly discussed issue resulting in several victories for the cause such as same-sex partnership certification in Shibuya and Setagaya Wards and the foundation of LGBT Parliamentary League.

In honor of all the work that’s been done and in anticipation of all the work to come, EMA Japan is hosting a 2nd Anniversary Reception Party and we hope you can join us!

The event will be a wonderful opportunity to join other supporters of marriage equality in Japan and learn more about EMA Japan, plus a chance to exclusively meet our special guest Evan Wolfson*!

Date: Saturday, February 20, 2016
Time: 19:30 – 21:30, check in begins at 19:00
Where: Jinnan Cafe, Shibuya (〒150-0041 Tokyo, Shibuya, Jinnan, 1 Chome 17-5, Kura Building), a 7-minute walk from JR Shibuya Station
Cost: ¥6,000 includes all you can eat and drink for the evening!
Attire: This is a cocktail event, so semi-formal attire is requested.

Due to the limited space available for this event, we ask that you RSVP as soon as possible.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact!
We look forward to seeing you on February 20th at 19:30!

The EMA Japan Team

* About Evan Wolfson and the EMA Anniversary Events for the weekend of February 20th – 22nd:
Partnering with Evan Wolfson, Founder and President of the US-based organization Freedom to Marry, we will be providing the legal, consular, and general community within Japan with a unique opportunity to meet first hand with someone at the forefront of a successful battle for Marriage Equality. Mr. Wolfson is a lawyer with many years of proven successes in and out of the courtroom and was instrumental in the successful ruling from the US Supreme Court in June of 2015 in favor of Equal Marriage.

The three-day Tokyo event will see Mr. Wolfson and EMA Japan partnering with local lawyers, the US Embassy and its constituents, Japanese Diet Members, and various other members of the equal rights and anti-discrimination work in Japan. From a cocktail reception, to a lawyer’s panel, to a lecture and Q&A series, Mr. Wolfson will be providing information and feedback to help inspire and motivate the Japanese legal and civil leaders to move forward in the fight for Marriage Equality in Japan.