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A department store in Osaka that suspended a campaign that encouraged female staff to wear badges indicating they were having their periods is planning to restart it using a different badge design.

The “period badges” introduced at Daimaru department store’s Umeda branch were aimed at breaking a taboo in Japan on openly discussing problems related to menstruation, but prompted criticism from opponents who said the initiative invades privacy and is akin to sexual harassment.

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