While homosexuality has never been viewed as a sin in Japanese society and religion, and there is no specific legal prohibition, Western religious thought and a desire to appear “civilized” have historically influenced the way that homosexuality has been viewed both by the Japanese government and by the population at large.
Taken from here.
Good external links from this page here.
Homosexuality in the Japanese Buddhist Tradition by Dharmachari Jnanavira here.
Secrets of Japan by Adam McClusky here.
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