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Japan oil giant Eneos says misconduct against woman led to CEO resignation

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One the positive side this means that finally accusations are now important enough to make important people lose their careers because of their actions, but on the negative side it makes apparent the culture of excesses and harassment of woman is still present and common enough that people that should know better still do this kind of things thinking it will not become a problem.

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Eneos said the company had refrained from making the incident public until now to protect the victim's privacy.

Riiiiiight. That was the real reason. Sure it was.

The article said he not only harassed, but also injured, a bar hostess.

Why the hell wasn't he arrested for assault and battery, then?

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Good to learn of a board with ethics and morals. We need more board of directors like this.

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Eneos's Wednesday follow-up came just after a weekly magazine alleged in an online report that he had sexually harassed and injured a hostess at a bar in the southern prefecture of Okinawa.

An overpaid oligarch abuses women, the planet and underlings for his own satisfaction.

News at 11.

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Allowing these people to resign means they collect their hefty severance package. They should be canned, no package on their way out the door.

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No doubt after he realized he was in trouble, he used his considerable assets to coerce her to not file charges and receive monies instead.

Thats why he isn’t charged criminally. Interesting how in other cases the cops come down on you anyways and regardless, but this guy can get away with actually breaking her bones???

Money don’t talk, it speaks and gets the last word too.

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a weekly magazine alleged in an online report that he had sexually harassed and injured a hostess at a bar in the southern prefecture of Okinawa.

Japanese tabloids carry on a distinguished muckraking journalistic tradition that is absent in the mainstream, Dentsu controlled Japanese mass media and the conspiracy rightist disinfo noise of Western tabloids.

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Well done, until some men learn that women are just as equal and have all the rights as men these abusers shall continue to CRUMBLE.

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He might have got excused from going to prison with probably a single known statement "I am drunk and I don't remember a thing." and also "I even don't know why they asked me to step down as CEO"

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He might have got excused from going to prison with probably a single known statement "I am drunk and I don't remember a thing."

Yeah, because that ever happens in real life, right?

Oh dear, I hope you weren't expecting me to point out how stupid this claim is.

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Its nice to see that no-one is expecting the victim to brush off sexual abuse because she is a hostess. Anything a woman does not consent to is sexual assault. It doesn't matter what her job is.

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Why did you have to harass and injure the woman when you can pay and get her consent? Unless you are perverted and that is your thing.

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A broken rib? How aggressive was this guy?

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Sugimori groped the hostess and forced a kiss on her. She sustained an injury requiring two weeks to heal, with her rib broken as she tried to resist him, the report said.

Eneos said the company had refrained from making the incident public until now to protect the victim's privacy."

Yeah right, who believes this bs?

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The hostess should have given the guy a judo chop!

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> No doubt after he realized he was in trouble, he used his considerable assets to

> Money don’t talk, it speaks and gets the last word too.

How do you know? Or are you just assuming this is so?

Oh and if money talked as you state, this wouldn’t be an article here!

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people have come to take their questionable behavior in both official and private settings as a sign of a lack of leadership skills.

I agree and believe many people think that kind of behavior is a sign of poor leadership skills, except perhaps the extremists who want 'strongman' leadership, people who think virtues are for the weak, people who want their leader to be a narcissistically impaired.sociopath willing to set loose his forces to grab land and resources for him to control.

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Baby steps....at least they removed him.

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Sugimori joins a growing list of prominent Japanese men who were forced out of their jobs because of sexual misconduct.

sniff you're breaking my heart. #dimeadozen #justgetthenextoyajiinline

Toyota Motor Corp said earlier this month it was terminating a contract with Teruyuki Kagawa, a popular actor who has appeared in the automaker's TV ads and online publication

big loss...........#who?

Tokyo Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori was forced to quit in February last year

moron

Why do we have to replace only cashiers and train drivers with robots?

Why don't we just replace these losers with cute puppies?

They'll do the exact same job, with much less pay.

People will also like them better.

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He should do the dogeza on TV.

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Snow Peak Inc announce that its president has stepped down, saying Risa Yamai offered to resign as she dated a married man and became pregnant

Interesting case of questionable behavior by a Japanese female company president. However she and this married man obviously agreed to this sexual relationship. The only victim I see is the married wife of this stupid irresponsible guy.

Sugimori groped the hostess and forced a kiss on her. She sustained an injury requiring two weeks to heal, with her rib broken 

Idiot, this guy has plenty of money, he needs only to request an escort to visit him in his hotel room. There is no excuse for being violent and to injure and to sexually harass any woman, bar hostess or not.

the former prime minister's remarks accusing women of talking too much

This was a general remark, not very nice, but he did not sexually harass and injure any woman.

Not sure how to compare these 3 cases mentioned in this article and why they are reported within the same article - they are quite different from each other.

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Sugimori's abrupt departure was announced Aug 12, with the company citing "personal reasons"

Yeah, he's sorry he got caught and he knows he's a jerk.

dbsaiyaSep. 22  07:48 am JST

Allowing these people to resign means they collect their hefty severance package. They should be canned, no package on their way out the door.

Now this lunkhead gets a severance package, a going-away party, maybe retirement + benefits and a slap on the back. Bye bye, abusive jerk.

PTownsendSep. 22  12:52 pm JST

people have come to take their questionable behavior in both official and private settings as a sign of a lack of leadership skills.

I agree and believe many people think that kind of behavior is a sign of poor leadership skills, except perhaps the extremists who want 'strongman' leadership, people who think virtues are for the weak, people who want their leader to be a narcissistically impaired.sociopath willing to set loose his forces to grab land and resources for him to control.

After the grossly sexist (amongst other disgusting traits) of a certain notorious person in America, maybe this is a call to the world that women everywhere shouldn't have to take this crap anymore. Maybe.

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