Third of Japanese Working Women Report Harassment
A Japanese government study reports almost one-third of women say they have been sexually harassed at work.
The women said they had suffered from unwanted physical contact, insulting comments and other harassment.
It is the first government study of the sexual harassment of Japanese women at work. It was released Tuesday.
Researchers said more than 9,600 women employees answered questions by mail or online. They said 18 percent of the women who were asked to take part in the study agreed to do so.
29 percent of those who answered said they suffered sexual harassment at work.
54 percent of that group said their face, body or age was discussed.
40 percent said they suffered unwanted touching.
38 percent were asked sexually related questions.
27 percent were asked to eat a meal together or go on a date.
Researchers said they also reported receiving many complaints from pregnant women who said they were bullied into quitting their jobs.
In many Japanese companies, women and men are treated differently. Gender roles remain traditional in Japan, observers say.
I'm Jonathan Evans.
1.sexually harassed 性骚扰
Almost one in five women has felt sexually harassed on the job, but most did not report it.
2.suffered from 遭受；遭遇
The operation was successfully performed, but the patient suffered from shock.
3.physical contact 肢体接触
The appropriateness of physical contact varies between different cultures too.
4.go on a date 约会
Would you like to go on a date with me?
1.They said 18 percent of the women who were asked to take part in the study agreed to do so.
take part in 参加；参与
Take part in the physical exercises and build up your strength.
He thought they ought to take part in the plant design.
2.Researchers said they also reported receiving many complaints from pregnant women who said they were bullied into quitting their jobs.
bully into 威胁；被动地
He must be bullied into stealing.
He bullied the boy into telling a lie.