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USG report cites widespread sexual harassment in Japan

  • April 22, 2018
  • , Asahi, Yomiuri
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Sunday’s Asahi reported on the 2017 Human Rights Report released on Friday by the State Department, which mentions widespread sexual harassment in workplaces in Japan and concerns voiced by female workers about unfair treatment, such as lower wages compared with their male colleagues. In a section on corruption and lack of transparency in government, the DOS document also addresses the Moritomo and Kake Gakuen scandals involving Prime Minister Abe by saying: “While the media reported allegations that Prime Minister Abe might have attempted to influence government decisions in favor of two educational institutions, the prime minister categorically denied involvement in the government’s decisions.” Yomiuri also took up the USG report, highlighting its description of serious human rights violations by North Korea and China.    

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