Japan sends officials on sexual harassment courses after high-profile scandals

Mandatory programme comes in response to several cases, including one involving a senior bureaucrat

Senior officials in Japan will be required to attend sexual harassment awareness sessions or risk damaging their career prospects under a proposal being considered by the government.

Japanese media said on Thursday the cabinet was preparing to approve the training programme as early as next week, in response to several high-profile sexual harassment cases, including one involving a senior bureaucrat at the finance ministry.

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