Toyota lawsuit a reminder that changes in Japan are coming too slowly

Lawyers have said that over the past decade, firms in Japan have improved their policies against sexual harassment due to changes in the law and an increased awareness of their corporate social responsibility.

However, they said companies are not doing enough to educate their male employees that their behavior victimizes women and has serious consequences, including severe emotional damage.

Some firms are simply trying to protect their images and not dealing with discrimination, the lawyers charged.