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Japan's First Lady Marches In Tokyo's Pride Parade

"I want to help build a society where anyone can conduct happy, enriched lives without facing discrimination," First Lady Akie Abe posted to her Facebook.

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Japan's First Lady Akie Abe participated in Tokyo's Rainbow Pride Parade yesterday.

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The 51-year-old spouse of conservative Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe – who has a reputation for being extremely outspoken – stood atop a float during the celebration.

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Nearly 3,000 people traveled through the Shibuya district during the parade.

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The first lady also posted several photos to her facebook.

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According to the AFP, she wrote, "I want to help build a society where anyone can conduct happy, enriched lives without facing discrimination."

"I had the pleasure of spending fun time filled with smiles. Thank you," she added.

Same-sex marriage is not legal in Japan. The constitution defines marriage "based on the mutual consent of both sexes."

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And a recent poll claims that the majority of Japanese citizens don't support same-sex marriages.

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Scroll down for more images from the parade.

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Check out this video of the parade:

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