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More than 1 in 10 working men have experienced “paternity harassment,” in which they have been barred from taking child care leave or subjected to harassment for even applying, according to a survey released by the Japanese Trade Union Confederation (Rengo).

Rengo, the nation’s biggest umbrella body for labor unions, polled 1,000 men aged between 20 and 59 on paternity harassment, a relatively new term referring to problems dads face when they try to balance work and family.

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