Tag - power-harassment



The proportion of recent graduates in Japan who have worked as interns have experienced sexual harassment during their internship was 30.1%, according to a labor ministry survey, up 4.6 percentage points from the previous survey in fiscal 2020.
JAPAN / Society
May 18, 2024
Japan survey finds 30% of student interns experience sexual harassment
The proportion of such respondents was 30.1%, up 4.6 percentage points from the previous survey in fiscal 2020.
Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers participate in a seminar to prevent harassment at the GSDF's Camp Asaka in Tokyo on April 16.
May 13, 2024
Japan's military needs more women. But it's still failing on harassment.
Nine months after the Defense Ministry pledged to take drastic measures, it has no plans to implement a national system for reviewing training standards.
A Towa Bank employee's suicide in 2017 has been recognized as a work-related accident.
JAPAN / Society
May 8, 2024
Towa Bank employee suicide linked to overwork and harassment
Findings from the Labor Standards Inspection Office showed the man was under extreme stress due to unmanageable work pressures.
Kenji Imata, mayor of Togo, Aichi Prefecture, speaks during a news conference in the town on Thursday after a third-party committee found he had continuously engaged in "power harassment" and sexual harassment against several town employees.
Apr 26, 2024
Two town mayors in central Japan resign over harassment scandals
Kenji Imata of Togo, Aichi Prefecture, and Kazuo Okazaki of Ikeda, Gifu Prefecture, have stepped down.
The plaintiff in the case against Mizuho Bank had sought about ¥33 million in damages, including wages he should have received.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 24, 2024
Mizuho ordered to pay ¥3.3 million to ex-employee over labor dispute
The bank had — citing problematic behavior — told him to stay home at reduced pay without any work for five years.
Maritime Self-Defense Force Chief of Staff Adm. Ryo Sakai during a news conference at the Defense Ministry on Tuesday
JAPAN / Society
Mar 27, 2024
Japan MSDF punishes two officers for 'power harassment'
One was hit with a three-month suspension, while the other will see his pay cut by one-sixth for one month.
Gen. Hiroaki Uchikura, the Air Self-Defense Force's chief of staff, speaks during a news conference at the Defense Ministry on Thursday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 22, 2024
ASDF lieutenant general suspended over workplace bullying
It is the first punitive action against an ASDF lieutenant general for harassment.
Lawyer Hiroshi Kawahito, who represents the bereaved family of a Takarazuka Revue member who died last year, speaks during a news conference in Tokyo on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Society
Feb 28, 2024
Takarazuka Revue admits power harassment against dead member
According to the lawyer, Takarazuka Revue has indicated its readiness to apologize.
Bajaku Yoshiwara, a former pupil of "rakugo" storyteller Sanyutei Enka IV, speaks to reporters on Friday.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jan 28, 2024
Rakugo storyteller ordered to pay damages over power harassment
Bajaku Yoshiwara, who was studying the art of traditional Japanese storytelling under Sanyutei Enka IV at the time, sought ¥3 million in compensation.
Members of the Ground Self-Defense Force take part in a joint military drill in Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture, in January.
Dec 23, 2023
Japanese major general demoted over power harassment
The punishment was the second heaviest available after dismissal and the first two-rank demotion at the GSDF.
Nihon University Vice President Yasuhiro Sawada (right) has sued Mariko Hayashi, the university's chairperson, over power harassment claims.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 27, 2023
Nihon University vice president sues chairperson over power harassment
Yasuhiro Sawada has claimed Mariko Hayashi used her superiority to paint him as being solely responsible for the mishandling of a drug scandal.
Filmmaker Takeshi Kitano speaks at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan in Tokyo on Wednesday.
Nov 16, 2023
'Bad treatment happens' in Japan's showbiz world: Takeshi Kitano
The country's entertainment industry has always tended to treat performers as commodities, the iconic Japanese filmmaker and comedian said.
Two Japan Sumo Association officials have been sanctioned.
Oct 1, 2023
Sumo association officials punished over harassment claims
The association will suspend Tetsuji Miyata, its administrative affairs chief, for one month, and demote the head of the office in charge of accounting.
Former Ground Self-Defense Force member Rina Gonoi speaks to reporters in Yokohama in July after exchanging opinions with members of an expert panel set up by the Defense Ministry.
Aug 18, 2023
SDF's harassment consultation system seeing limited use
A survey found that many SDF personnel are distrustful of the consultation system.
A man (left) holds a news conference along with his supporters in Tokyo on Monday after having been granted workplace compensation for being outed by his boss without his consent.
Jul 25, 2023
Tokyo man deemed eligible for compensation after outing by boss
The case is likely the first time an outing has been recognized as a work-related injury.
Japan Times
Jul 16, 2023
Record number of government employees file workplace complaints
Among the consultations and complaints, harassment topped the list, followed by problems related to working hours and other workplace issues.
Japan Times
May 24, 2023
Swatch executive in Japan suffers mental illness after bullying by boss
The woman was allegedly frequently reprimanded with insults by the president, such as being told she was stupid, and accused of low performance.
Japan Times
Mar 9, 2023
Japanese head of WHO regional office fired for misconduct
Takeshi Kasai had been suspended as regional director for the Western Pacific since August after allegations of racist and abusive behavior toward staff members.
Japan Times
Dec 14, 2022
Japan MSDF captain demoted for power harassment
The ministry also demoted one of the captain's superiors by one rank, citing negligence in investigating the charges.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 9, 2022
Ukrainian woman sues Japanese firm over harassment
The woman filed the suit against Akagi Helicopter, an air freight company based in Tokyo's Koto Ward, demanding the firm pay her some u00a55.5 million.


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