Aya Kamikawa

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Aya Kamikawa

Country

Japan

Birth - Death

1968 -

Occupation

Politics

Description

Transgender, elected municipal official as an independent in the Setagaya ward assembly of Tokyo in 2003 and re-elected in 2007. The first open LGBTQ person elected in Japan. Works for various groups: the disabled, single-parent families, homeless people to evening junior high school students, LGBT people and to improve rights for women, children, the elderly. Committee member for Trans-net Japan (a self-support group for transgender people).

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