Skip to content. This is your chance to support the high-quality, nonprofit, international news you read here. And when you make a gift now, and your donation will be matched. Hana is not her real name. Her boss is in his 50s and has a wife and two daughters who live far away. Hana says at first, she felt it was her job to take care of him.
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More Videos Japan accused of failing sexual abuse survivors Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. As an aspiring young reporter, she says a prominent journalist had taken an interest in her career, and invited her out to dinner. The invitation was made while they were both in the US, but it wasn't until they had both returned to Tokyo that the meeting took place.
Ignored, humiliated: How Japan is accused of failing survivors of sexual abuse
A court ruled the father had sexually abused his child from around the age 13 to 19 and even acknowledged he was violent when she resisted, but he was acquitted because the law requires prosecutors to prove there was overwhelming force, a threat, or that the victim was completely incapacitated. The verdict is being appealed, but it has sparked outrage with hundreds again expected to demonstrate in cities across the nation on Wednesday Sept 11 , while an online petition demanding that any sex without consent be defined as rape - signed by more than 47, people - has been submitted to the justice ministry. For Ms Jun Yamamoto, who was abused by her father between the ages of 13 and 20, the story is sickening familiar.
Almost a third of the female Japanese work force have suffered sexual harassment at work, according to a government study. According to the report, 17 per cent of women said they had been asked to engage in a sexual relationship. A quarter of participants said the harassment had been carried out by their immediate supervisor. Of those women who said they had been harassed, only 10 per cent protested to the perpetrator, while nearly two thirds said they did not take any action at all.