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Shop owners form union to resist control by major platformer Rakuten

Rakuten, a major Internet shopping service company, will start "free shipping" from March of next year for all orders over a certain price level and will impose shipping charges on shop owners, sparking criticisms and arousing discontent from many shop owners.

Rape victim wins in court, giving boost to '#Me Too' movement

The Tokyo District Court acknowledged that a female freelance journalist had been raped by a former TBS Washington bureau head, and ordered the ex-TBS chief, the defendant, to pay the plaintiff compensation, which will certainly add momentum to movements to address the issue of sexual assaults in Japan.

Japan drops to record-low of 121st place in global gender equality ranking

Japan ranked 121st among 153 countries, a record low, in the Global Gender Gap Report 2020 which was released on December 17 by the Switzerland-based think tank World Economic Forum.

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