The KuToo hashtag first appeared in January 2019 after Yumi Ishikawa tweeted about being forced to wear painful high heels at work. Photo: Shutterstock
The KuToo hashtag first appeared in January 2019 after Yumi Ishikawa tweeted about being forced to wear painful high heels at work. Photo: Shutterstock
Japan

Japan’s #KuToo movement says a high-heels dress code is workplace harassment

  • Activists want the government to revise laws on power harassment, or ‘pawa hara’, to include forcing female employees to wear heels
  • The KuToo movement has gained momentum, and is one of 10 ‘memorable buzzwords’ for Japan in 2019

The KuToo hashtag first appeared in January 2019 after Yumi Ishikawa tweeted about being forced to wear painful high heels at work. Photo: Shutterstock
The KuToo hashtag first appeared in January 2019 after Yumi Ishikawa tweeted about being forced to wear painful high heels at work. Photo: Shutterstock
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