Japan has a groping problem. Almost every woman has encountered 'chikan', men who molest them in public places, often in crowded subway cars. Now one woman is fighting back - but she is an exception.
One woman has stated that Placido Domingo aggressively groped her, while another said young women could not be in the same rehearsal room as him. The women also say that superiors turned a blind eye to the abuse.
With men dominating Japanese society, politics, the media and upper echelons of the business world, women have been reluctant to break social norms to reveal instances of sexual harassment. But that may soon change.
A Japanese school's confession that it discriminated against female applicants on the grounds they would leave the profession after marriage has triggered an angry backlash in the country. Julian Ryall reports.
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