I also think I confused people, but I never said Japan was an easy country to get into. I was talking about myself and my move goals. I was recommending Western Europe as a place to get in easily, and mentioned my own goals. Sorry for the confusion.
FYI, if you're transgender living in Japan is going to be harder. Count all the yaoi/yuri you want, in daily lives most Japanese aren't very supportive of LGBTQ. All those things are behind closed doors, let alone something like a Pride Parade.
Japan's very difficult to move to even for cis men fluent in Japanese.
I used to know someone who moved there, got married, and ended up moving back to the US because he couldn't earn a living wage despite having a master's degree from MIT.
Yeah, I get it. Actually, even though I'm trans, I prefer that fact to be hidden to be honest. I'm not very open about it even where I am now. So, yeah.
Regardless, I know Japan is hard to get into, that's why I have back-up countries to move to in case that does not work out. I also know Japan… is not good with people who have mental illness either. But yeah, I just really want a quiet life on the countryside away from people lol
Even with obstacles, I will try regardless even if it is hard for me. But this goal of mine won't be for a while since I got other things I need to work on.
Yeah, the U.S. just made a historic Supreme Court decision to protect LGBTQ rights but in Japan your career is essentially over if you come out as gay. Trans people would not have a career to begin with. Add being a foreigner on top of that and you're bottom of the barrel. Probably wouldn't give you a job or visa. If you were gay and never came out you could pull it off, although I did know one guy at my company who was gay but I guess he dealt with the foreigner part of the company who didn't care and maybe the Japanese part didn't know.
Though, it's much easier if you a foreigner in being LGBT then a person who is Japanese.
In a sense, I think as a foreigner here I get a kind of “free pass” sometimes with issues like this. Colleagues regularly ask me about my partner and invite us both to events. I feel, however, that these experiences would be very different if I were Japanese. As a foreigner, I feel like I have more freedom to be myself than some Japanese people may feel, and that seems incredibly unjust. That said, my work environment has been wildly supportive. If someone does have a problem with me for being gay, they haven’t mentioned it to me, and that suits me just fine.
So, I think I be quite fine with being LGBT. I'm more worried about not getting into the country for my mental issues, that's why I'm hoping when that time comes, I will be more mentally stable. They are way more strict with mental illness from my research in the past.