Top Japan official denies sexual harrasment
TOKYO The top bureaucrat at Japans Finance Ministry denied yesterday a recent magazine report alleging that he sexually harassed female reporters.
Junichi Fukuda, vice finance minister, is also preparing to file a suit against the magazines publisher, saying that the report is not true and constitutes defamation, according to the Finance Ministry.
I have never made remarks that would make a female reporter feel uncomfortable and that can be taken as sexual harassment, Fukuda was quoted as saying during an interview with ministry officials following the report by
In its latest edition that went on sale last Thursday, the weekly magazine reported that Fukuda made sexually suggestive comments to female reporters while drinking. He denied the allegations when confronted by a reporter for the magazine, the article said.