Tokyo: Jugatsusha, 2003. 141 p, very good in wraps; text in Japanese.
Torai is a leading FTM activist in Japan, publisher of FTM Japan, a periodical newsletter. He reflects on his experience identifying as a man but being in a woman’s body; notes how he decided to seek gender reassignment surgery in the US, and his efforts to have his status recognized in Japan. Discusses subsequent developments in Japan: including the decision of one Japanese hospital (in Saitama) to recognize gender reassignment surgery as a viable medical procedure. Discusses the visit to Japan of Jamison Green, FTM activist and scholar.