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The U.S. State Department has raised the issue of persistent sexual harassment in the workplace in Japan in its annual human rights report, released Wednesday.

The U.S. report cited a first-of-its-kind survey conducted in 2016 by the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry saying that 30 percent of women in full- and part-time jobs in the country complained of “being sexually harassed at work.” The figure stood at 35 percent among full-time workers, it added.

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