Senior gov't officials in Japan required to attend sexual harassment courses amid rising cases
Source: Xinhua   2018-06-06 18:53:59

TOKYO, June 6 (Xinhua) -- Senior government officials in Japan will be required to attend sexual harassment awareness courses aimed at preventing a recent blight of cases involving bureaucrats of standing and municipal chiefs, sources said Wednesday.

Those who had assumed director or higher-ranking positions as senior government officials have thus far not been obliged to take the standard sexual harassment prevention course as it was only mandatory for newly-promoted senior officials to do so, Kyodo News, citing a government source as saying.

Along with a new channel to be created by the government so that citizens not working for the government can report cases of harassment by bureaucrats, the Cabinet Bureau of Personnel Affairs will also work towards making attending the course a prerequisite for officials before being promoted.

Japan has been rocked by a series of government-related sexual harassment scandals, with the latest move by the government aimed at clamping down on such cases, particularly following Junichi Fukuda resigning as vice finance minister recently for sexually harassing a female reporter.

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Senior gov't officials in Japan required to attend sexual harassment courses amid rising cases

Source: Xinhua 2018-06-06 18:53:59
[Editor: huaxia]

TOKYO, June 6 (Xinhua) -- Senior government officials in Japan will be required to attend sexual harassment awareness courses aimed at preventing a recent blight of cases involving bureaucrats of standing and municipal chiefs, sources said Wednesday.

Those who had assumed director or higher-ranking positions as senior government officials have thus far not been obliged to take the standard sexual harassment prevention course as it was only mandatory for newly-promoted senior officials to do so, Kyodo News, citing a government source as saying.

Along with a new channel to be created by the government so that citizens not working for the government can report cases of harassment by bureaucrats, the Cabinet Bureau of Personnel Affairs will also work towards making attending the course a prerequisite for officials before being promoted.

Japan has been rocked by a series of government-related sexual harassment scandals, with the latest move by the government aimed at clamping down on such cases, particularly following Junichi Fukuda resigning as vice finance minister recently for sexually harassing a female reporter.

[Editor: huaxia]
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