Yumi Ishikawa, founder of the #KuToo movement, is campaigning against strict corporate dress codes in Japan that include women not being allowed to wear glasses, and being required to wear high heels, in the workplace. Photo: Reuters Yumi Ishikawa, founder of the #KuToo movement, is campaigning against strict corporate dress codes in Japan that include women not being allowed to wear glasses, and being required to wear high heels, in the workplace. Photo: Reuters
Yumi Ishikawa, founder of the #KuToo movement, is campaigning against strict corporate dress codes in Japan that include women not being allowed to wear glasses, and being required to wear high heels, in the workplace. Photo: Reuters

Japan opponent of mandatory high heels at work fights glasses ban for women, as battle to change country’s sexist office culture hots up

  • She won broad support for her campaign against compulsory high heels in the workplace – now actress Yuki Ishikawa has another office rule in her sights
  • Founder of KuToo movement gathers signatures for petition against employer bans on women wearing glasses at work, part of wider fight to change office culture

Topic |   Fashion
Yumi Ishikawa, founder of the #KuToo movement, is campaigning against strict corporate dress codes in Japan that include women not being allowed to wear glasses, and being required to wear high heels, in the workplace. Photo: Reuters Yumi Ishikawa, founder of the #KuToo movement, is campaigning against strict corporate dress codes in Japan that include women not being allowed to wear glasses, and being required to wear high heels, in the workplace. Photo: Reuters
Yumi Ishikawa, founder of the #KuToo movement, is campaigning against strict corporate dress codes in Japan that include women not being allowed to wear glasses, and being required to wear high heels, in the workplace. Photo: Reuters
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