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Japan: End Workplace Harassment, Violence

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(Tokyo) – The Japanese government should reform its laws and policies to end violence and harassment in the workplace, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to Japan’s Labor Policy Council. The council, an advisory body with representatives of workers, employers, and the public interest sector, is considering a first draft of proposals from the Health, Labor, and Welfare Ministry on measures to respond to harassment at work. A decision is expected by the end of 2018. The Labor Ministry proposals, submitted on November 19, include amending existing laws to define and prevent “power harassment” – a…

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