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Time to confront workplace sexual harassment in Asia

Patriarchal managers and expectations of favors enable abuse

| China
A woman attends a rally in Seoul on March 8 to support the #MeToo movement.

The #MeToo movement against sexual harassment that kicked off in the U.S. is starting to gain momentum in Asia. Actresses in Hong Kong, a prosecutor in South Korea, a journalist in Japan and even factory workers in China have spoken out about their experiences with workplace sexual harassment, putting to rest any notion the problem is not a concern in Asia.

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