Woman's rights stand strong despite harassment claims

Woman's rights stand strong despite harassment claims

The Hokkaido mountain town of Niseko draws winter sports lovers from all over the world, but underneath this youthful and dynamic image is a male-dominated local assembly that has seen accusations of harassment against its lone female member.

Third-term councilor Umeko Saito, 75, said she has been targeted on a number of occasions, including being inappropriately touched by a councilman and being intimidated by male colleagues who refused to countenance her right to pose questions.

She has remained firm in her belief that women's perspectives are indispensable in politics despite this, despite the fact that she remained steadfast in her mission to represent the town of approximately 5,000 residents. Everyday life and politics are linked. This could be due to a conflict with your adblocking or security software. There is a list of allowed sites that include jp and piano.io. If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see this FAQ. We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.