For decades, Japanese society accepted sexual harassment as part of a normal workplace environment. This article argues that unless the social beliefs of gender stereotypes and discrimination can be changed, the soft approach as manifested by the Equal Employment Opportunity Law will achieve little in rectifying the situation.
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Errata: In the September/October 2016 issue (volume 56 number 5, pages 836 and 849), there was a technical printing error in Figures 1b and 2 of the article by Ajay Raina that resulted in a loss of data on the graphs. This online article contains the restored figures in their original, correct state. The error is regretted.