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A journalist who broke the silence on rape in Japan won her court case

A journalist who broke the silence on rape in Japan won her court case

Shiori Ito accused a senior male journalist of raping her in a Tokyo hotel room in 2017, and won her civil lawsuit.
The sexist comments that show Japanese politicians are stuck in the dark ages

The sexist comments that show Japanese politicians are stuck in the dark ages

Last month, the #MeToo movement finally got underway in Japan, as allegations of sexual misconduct against a top finance ministry official prompted more and more…
#MeToo Becomes #WeToo in Victim-Blaming Japan

#MeToo Becomes #WeToo in Victim-Blaming Japan

The hashtag is meant to be used in social media not only by victims, but by those endorsing an end to harassment.
Scandals Keep Hitting Japan's Finance Ministry, With Abe at Risk

Scandals Keep Hitting Japan's Finance Ministry, With Abe at Risk

The day after playing golf with Donald Trump this month, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was no doubt looking forward to some good press to bolster his falling approval rating. Instead, most papers
On Sexual Harassment Complaint, Japan's Aso Objects to Font Size

On Sexual Harassment Complaint, Japan's Aso Objects to Font Size

When asked about a complaint from a TV station that the most senior official at his ministry sexually harassed a reporter, Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said the font used on the complaint letter
Top Finance Official in Japan Resigns Over Harassment Accusations

Top Finance Official in Japan Resigns Over Harassment Accusations

Junichi Fukuda, the administrative vice minister in Japan’s Finance Ministry, said accusations that he had sexually harassed female journalists were “not factual.”
Top Finance Official in Japan Resigns Over Harassment Accusations

Top Finance Official in Japan Resigns Over Harassment Accusations

Junichi Fukuda, the administrative vice minister in Japan’s Finance Ministry, said accusations that he had sexually harassed female journalists were “not factual.”
Sexual-Harassment Scandal Reaches High Into Japanese Government

Sexual-Harassment Scandal Reaches High Into Japanese Government

Japan’s top finance ministry official is stepping down after allegations that he sexually harassed female journalists.