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In the past few weeks, two high-profile cases demonstrated that sexual misconduct and predation are less likely to be overlooked - not least because of the investigative tenaciousness of Japanese tabloids. The first case involved the famous (kabuki) actor Kagawa Teruyuki (香川照之), who groped a Ginza hostess in 2019. Kagawa apologised publicly but saw his advertising contract with Toyota terminated, and TV appearances cancelled. Another of Kagawa's sponsors, Suntory, hasn't pulled the plug yet.

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Yesterday, it was reported that Eneos CEO Sugimori Tsutomu had to resign in August because he molested a hostess in Okinawa. "Molested" might not be the right word, as she had suffered a broken rib. Eneos said they had refrained from making the incident public until now "to protect the victim's privacy". :rolleyes:

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And let's not forget Tokyo Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori who was forced to quit in February 2021 after his remarks accusing women of talking too much caused a barrage of criticism.

 
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