A vendor sells #MeToo badges at a protest march for survivors of sexual assault in the US. In Japan, however, the movement has failed to gain popular support because of its highly patriarchal society. Photo: Reuters

‘Japan lacks such a sisterhood’: why sexual harassment victims risk being ignored, bashed or called unclean if they say ‘Me Too’

There is a strong fear of speaking out in a country where one in 15 women have been raped or forced to have sex, according to an official study

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A vendor sells #MeToo badges at a protest march for survivors of sexual assault in the US. In Japan, however, the movement has failed to gain popular support because of its highly patriarchal society. Photo: Reuters
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