#MeToo in Japan and South Korea: #WeToo, #WithYou

  title={\#MeToo in Japan and South Korea: \#WeToo, \#WithYou},
  author={Linda Hasunuma and Ki-Young Shin},
  journal={Journal of Women, Politics \& Policy},
  pages={111 - 97}
ABSTRACT This article compares the impact of the #MeToo movement in South Korea and Japan. In South Korea, #MeToo inspired many women to go public with their accusations in numerous high-profile cases. Those accusations inspired the mobilization of mass demonstrations and demands for legal reform. In South Korea, the movement’s impact is evident in policy proposals and the revision of laws on sexual harassment and gender-based violence. In Japan, however, the movement has grown more slowly… Expand
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