Saturday, May 13, 2006

Japan/sexual harrasment

"In many companies (in Japan, sexual harassment) has yet to be taken seriously," Nakashita said, adding she does not think many firms here have a zero-tolerance policy.

According to the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry, sexual harassment complaints filed at equal employment opportunity offices nationwide rose to 7,706 in fiscal 2004 from 2,534 in fiscal 1997.

Nakashita said the reason the number has risen is because more women are getting the courage to expose the problem.

"But this is still the tip of the iceberg," she said.japan times


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