Mar 31, 2015

Ministry to outlaw maternity discrimination

The labor ministry has decided to make it unlawful to demote, reassign or otherwise treat female employees unfavorably during a yearlong period following their return from child-care leave.

Feb 13, 2015

Man exonerated of assaulting Kyoto bar worker

A 42-year-old man sentenced last July to two years in prison for assaulting a female worker at a bar in Kyoto was exonerated Friday by the Osaka High Court. The higher court overturned the Kyoto District Court’s ruling on the basis that the victim’s ...