In a public statement on its internal charter, Nintendo confirms that it recognizes and offers the same benefits to same-sex couples.
Nintendo is outlawed. The company has updated its “social responsibility charter”, released on its official website, which allows all current and future employees to know the guarantees on personal and professional life by signing with Big N. Thus, to offer “a work environment that supports and empowers each of our unique employees.”the company states:
Although same-sex marriages are not currently recognized under Japanese law, this system ensures that employees who are in a domestic partnership with a same-sex partner receive the same benefits as those in an opposite-sex marriage. We have also established that a common-law marriage between couples will be observed in the same manner as a legal marriage.
According to Nintendo, this internal law was introduced since March 2021 already, and all employees in a “de facto union” (equivalent to a pacs in our country, authorized by hundreds of cities), regardless of gender, have the same benefits within the company.
In this public message, the group reaffirms its inclusiveness and its fight against discrimination, including origins, sex and gender.
In parallel with the introduction of the partnership system in Japanwe informed our employees about the issue of gender diversity through a message from our president to raise awareness about the meaning of diversity. In this message, the president called on all employees to adopt a new understanding that even words and actions that are not intended to harm can cause significant emotional pain, asking for understanding and support to create an environment in which everyone can work comfortably.
Today, gay marriages are not recognized by the Japanese governmentthe only country of the G7 in this case, despite a large part of the population in favor. Also in the law, the transgender people must be sterilized and surgically transitioned to gain legal recognition of their new identity. A few weeks ago, an Osaka court ruling upheld a ban on three gay couples from marrying, after they filed a lawsuit against the state, claiming the decision was unconstitutional.