One of Japan’s Most Powerful Businesswomen Comes Out as Lesbian

Kazuyo Katsuma.

Kazuyo Katsuma revealed on Twitter she is a lesbian.

The economic commentator tweeted she is living with LGBTI activist Hiroko Masuhara. According to Gay Star News, Katsuma has previously been named one of “The 50 Women to Watch” by the Wall Street Journal.

“I had kept the lid on my feelings of attraction to members of the same sex,” she said to BuzzFeed Japan.

Katsuma had been married twice and has three children, but revealed she always had an attraction to women. Masuhara was notably one of the first women in the country to be granted a same-sex partnership certificate in 2015, according to Gay Star News.

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