Et Cetera

COMMITTING SEKU HARA. For the first time in Japan's history a judge granted damages to a female office worker -- $12,400 in this case -- because of verbal sexual harassment by her boss. The decision marked one of the first victories for Japan's nascent feminist movement. But seku hara, in the form of suggestive remarks and touching, remains common in the workplace.

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