Japan

Survey: Japanese female journalists report sexual misconduct

A survey of women working for Japanese newspapers and TV networks has found 150 cases of alleged sexual misconduct reported by 35 women, about one-third of it involving lawmakers, government officials and law enforcers, a researcher said Monday.

Osaka International University Professor Mayumi Taniguchi, a gender studies expert, said the survey was prompted by a recent and widely publicized case of alleged sexual mistreatment of a journalist by a senior finance ministry official.

She said 40 percent of the cases reportedly occurred at the journalists' workplaces and the remainder involved their news sources and others.

The April 21-30 survey was conducted shortly after...

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