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Opposition lawmakers protest at Japan's Diet following allegation of sexual misconduct against Finance Ministry's top official.   © Kyodo

Japan's attitude to sexual harassment toughens

Data highlight country's intolerance of misconduct despite low traction of #MeToo

BEN HEUBL, Data Journalist | Japan

LONDON -- Despite Japan's reputation for lagging behind other advanced economies in its treatment of sexual harassment cases, its citizens appear less tolerant of such behavior than their peers in other Asian countries and they want tougher penalties for offenders, according to a recent survey run by market research company Kantar on behalf of Nikkei Asian Review.

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