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In Patriarchal Japan, Saying ‘Me Too’ Risks Being Blamed, Ignored

Japanese women who say “Me too” do so at their own risk. Online comments accused Rika Shiiki of lying and being a publicity hound when she tweeted that she lost business contracts after refusing to have sex with clients. Some said that by agreeing to dine with a man, she led him on. “The comments I received were disproportionately negative,” the 20-year-old university student and entrepreneur told a TV talk show in December. “We need to create a society where we can speak up. Otherwise...

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