But the good news is this TV drama series which aired in Japan in 2006 gives me hope that things are changing even in Asia. Tokyo Love Collection (TLC) is a heartwarming story about love and relationships in modern day Tokyo where the lead characters are a lesbian couple (Natsuki & Yamada) and a gay couple (Kai & Osamu). I was pleasantly surprised at the way they portrayed these relationships --- with sensitivity, depth, realism and lots of humour. So, it you want a glimpse into the lives and relationships of the gay, lesbian and bisexual community in Tokyo, this might be an interesting series to catch.
Original Title: ラブ・コレ 東京 Love Collection
Rio Matsumoto as Natsuki Suzuki, Noriko Aota as Midori Yamada,
Toshinobu Matsuo as Yutaka Kai & Kazuki Namioka as Osamu.