Ken Hasebe

Creating a 21st Century City of Diversity

Shibuya – the city that continuously creates new cultures and sets trends all around the world.

Hasebe, the former congressional deputy for Shibuya, suggested the nations first “same sex partnership ordinance” and has been elected as the new Mayor of Shibuya Ward, Tokyo. This topic is still in the midst of a worldwide debate, and he brought about this movement in the hopes of gaining a deeper understanding of sexual minorities (LGBT) in Japan. What does Hasebe’s vision for the future of a city that places great importance on diversity – look like?