Tag - sexual-harassment



Dec 20, 2017
Sex panic harkens back to the era of coddling women
The outcome of #BelieveAllWomen is no utopia. We've seen such a repressive regime before.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Dec 4, 2017
Embattled Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore leads in CBS poll as voters call sex abuse claims false
Embattled Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore led his Democratic opponent by 6 percentage points in a CBS News poll released on Sunday, with most Alabama Republicans saying the allegations of sexual misconduct against him are false.
Japan Times
Nov 29, 2017
Gender equality and the mass media
Mass media in this country remains a male-dominated community and its understanding of gender equality is far too insufficient.
Nov 28, 2017
Will sexual harassment bring an end to America's team politics?
Americans back their party the same way they back their favorite sports team — with automatic, stupid loyalty.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Nov 27, 2017
Al Franken says he is 'ashamed' but won't quit U.S. Senate over groping accusations
U.S. Sen. Al Franken, trying to salvage his political career, said on Sunday he does not plan to resign but called himself "embarrassed and ashamed" by his behavior toward women who have accused him of groping or inappropriately touching them.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Nov 22, 2017
CBS News, PBS, Bloomberg sack Charlie Rose and drop shows after sex harassment allegations
CBS News and other networks said on Tuesday they had fired Charlie Rose, one of the most prominent American interviewers, the day after the Washington Post reported the television host had sexually harassed eight women.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Nov 17, 2017
News anchorwoman accuses U.S. Sen. Al Franken of unwanted groping, kiss in 2006, gets apology
A radio broadcaster accused U.S. Sen. Al Franken on Thursday of touching her breasts while she slept and forcing a kiss on her in 2006 when he was still a comedian and the two were preparing to perform before U.S. troops in the Middle East.
Oct 30, 2017
A turning point in the war on sexual harassment?
The solution to the problem of sexual harassment lies in lifting the sense of immunity that perpetrators feel.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Oct 24, 2017
Megyn Kelly fires back at O'Reilly's claim that no one accused him of sexual harassment during 20 years at Fox
Bill O'Reilly, forced out at Fox News over allegations of sexual harassment, has said no one ever filed a complaint about his behavior with human resources or the legal department in the 20 years he was at the network.
Japan Times
Jul 4, 2017
Several women claim sexual harassment at Cool Japan Fund
Employees of the public-private entity aimed at promoting Japanese culture and products overseas claim they were harassed by executives, including a central government bureaucrat
Japan Times
Jul 1, 2017
Keep your eyes and ears open, and hands inside your pockets
It's a fake world. Alternatively: All the world's a stage.
Japan Times
Jun 14, 2017
Uber leadership team at crossroads as director steps down for sexist comment
Uber Technologies Inc. director David Bonderman said on Tuesday that he has resigned from the company's board following a remark he made during a staff meeting that was widely seen as offensive to women.
Japan Times
May 23, 2017
Scandal-plagued Fox News slapped with more harassment, discrimination suits in U.S. court
Fox News was hit with new sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuits on Monday, adding to the catalog of complaints that has rattled the U.S. cable news network and its corporate parent 21st Century Fox Inc.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Apr 6, 2017
Trump defends Fox News host O'Reilly as 'good person' who did nothing wrong
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended TV anchor Bill O'Reilly after a report that the conservative commentator and his employer, 21st Century Fox, paid five women to settle claims he sexually harassed them.
Japan Times
Sep 8, 2016
Buddhist governing body questions senior Zenkoji abbot over harassment claims
A Buddhist governing body has questioned one of the most senior abbots at Zenkoji Temple in the city of Nagano over allegations he sexually harassed a female staffer in the latest of a monthlong series of hearings, it said Thursday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 19, 2016
Murdochs want Fox News chief Ailes to go but not until after GOP convention: report
Rupert Murdoch, executive co-chairman of 21st Century Fox Inc, and his sons, James and Lachlan, agree that Fox News Channel boss Roger Ailes should leave the company but they have not settled on the timing, New York magazine reported on Monday, citing anonymous sources.
JAPAN / Society
Jun 28, 2016
Japan to define workplace LGBT discrimination as sexual harassment
The labor ministry has decided to name discrimination against sexual minorities as a form of harassment in guidelines for employers.
Japan Times
May 12, 2016
H.I.S. ‘fly with girls of Todai’ campaign crashes as travel agency assailed
Major travel agency H.I.S. Co. has been forced to cancel a sales campaign offering customers the chance to travel with "beautiful girls" from the University of Tokyo after an online backlash.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 5, 2016
Great-nephew of Toyota founder sued over alleged sexual harassment
A woman in her 20s has filed a damages suit against the great-nephew of the Toyota Group founder and his employer, saying the man sexually harassed her as she was interviewing for a job, sources familiar with the matter said Tuesday.
Japan Times
Jan 13, 2016
Refugees, sexual harassment and Angela Merkel
No good deed goes unpunished, and Angela Merkel's Germany is paying a price for its generosity to Middle Eastern refugees — but it's not an unbearable price.


Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals