Rugby Aug 6, 2020

Nihon University rugby chief apologizes for coach's abuse of players

The director of Nihon University's rugby department apologized on the team's website on Wednesday for the repeated abuse of players by the school's former head coach. According to the post by the director of rugby, Satoshi Hirayama, students' statements accused the head coach of abuses ...

Coronavirus sparks harassment at workplaces in Japan

National Apr 20, 2020

Coronavirus sparks harassment at workplaces in Japan

As fear over the coronavirus grips Japan, labor unions say they are receiving a growing number of reports from people who have faced discrimination at the hands of their bosses and harassment by customers frustrated with merchandise shortages. A 73-year-old woman working at a manufacturing ...

Japan to require firms to clearly ban power harassment

National Nov 21, 2019

Japan to require firms to clearly ban power harassment

A subcommittee of a labor ministry panel on Wednesday gave its approval to draft guidelines on preventing power harassment in workplaces, requiring companies to clearly ban such practices. The draft, approved by the Labor Policy Council subcommittee, lists detailed examples of problematic actions, such as ...

Editorials Nov 7, 2019

Defining what constitutes power harassment

The parties involved should think again whether specifying examples that do not constitute acts of harassment will result in narrowly defining power harassment — and whether that will serve the intended purpose of the legislation.