The 5th LGBT Symposium in Chiba City

We will hold the 5th LGBT symposium in Chiba city -Education and LGBT <for environment where all the people can accept and learn each other> – on 13th October.

=> We decided to postpone the symposium due to the typhoon. Updates will be posted on our web site, Twitter and Facebook.

The theme is school education. Situation of children who are sexual minority will be reported. After understating their current situation in school, our speakers from different position will tell you why actions in school are expected, what actions should be taken and actual case by a high school student. In the panel discussion we will deepen our opinion about issues and expectations through voices of people involved in the theme.



From 2pm to 5pm on 13th October 2019 (The venue will open from 1:40pm.)

=> We decided to postpone the symposium due to the typhoon. Updates will be posted on our web site, Twitter and Facebook.



Funabashi central community centre (2-2-5, Hon-cho, Funabashi city)

=> We will announce the new venue later on the web site, Twitter and Facebook.



  • A seven minute walk from JR Funabashi station
  • A five minute walk from Keisei Funabashi station

* Please come by public transportation.


[Content of the symposium]

1. Situation of pupils who are sexual minority (15 min)

Speaker: Yoko Kataoka (Professor of education at Chiba University)

2. Actions taken in Kashiwa city (15 min)

Speaker: Rie Nakamitsu (Vice-principle of Kashiwa municipal primary school)

3. Actions to be taken in junior high school (15 min)

Speaker: Megumi Momose (Teacher of Funabashi municipal junior high school)

4. What is possible to do as a high school student -How NFT was made and how it works- (15 min)

Speakers: Yume Ezaki (Representative of NFT (nonprofit organization)), Tomoko Karino (A member of NFT, mother having transgender child)

5. What we are doing as a school uniform manufacture (15 min)

Speaker: TOMBOW Co.,Ltd

6. Panel discussion


Yoko Kataoka



  • Satoru Ito (Sukotan Social Service)
  • Haruka Kami (Co-representative of Rainbow Chiba Association)
  • Rie Nakamitsu
  • Megumi Momose
  • Yume Ezaki
  • Tomoko Karino

* Other panellists may join.



Application is not needed. Please come to the venue on the date.


[Attendance fee]




Chiba Prefectural Board of Education, Funabashi City, Funabashi City Board of Education, Kashiwa City Board of Education, Chiba City Board of Education, Chiba Bar Association, the group of Funabashi City Council members who work on issues related to LGBT



Chiba Prefecture Human Rights Universal Commissioned Project (the 1st year of Reiwa era)