A narrative analysis of judicial attitudes towards sexual harassment in Japan

Leon Wolff

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This study applies a narrative analysis of the first two judicial decisions on sexual harassment in Japan to test claims of a culture of gender bias in Japanese judicial attitudes towards victims of sexual violence.
Although the results do not provide an unambiguous support or rebuttal of gendered justice in Japan, they do reveal some of the dangers of narrative analysis as a basis for making generalizable claims about how law functions in Japanese society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-52
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Liberal Arts and Social Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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