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    • Me Too movement's evolution and recent CEO resignationsThe Me Too movement continues to push for accountability in workplace misconduct, leading to increased CEO resignations in the US, and potential changes in Japan.

      The Me Too movement, which began six years ago and held powerful men accountable for workplace abuse and coercion, is continuing to evolve. The recent resignations of CEOs in the US for failing to disclose personal relationships with colleagues is a sign that companies are taking a harder line against such misconduct. This trend was reflected in the high number of CEO departures last year due to personal misconduct. While the Me Too movement never fully took off in Japan, allegations of sexual harassment there are well-known, and there may be signs of a reckoning in that country as well. The Hollywood Writers Union and Major Studios recently reached a deal, ending a strike, and US President Joe Biden is expected to join a picket line with the United Auto Workers, signaling a continued focus on workers' rights and workplace issues.

    • Workplace misconduct and the need for transparencyCompanies must prioritize transparency and accountability to address workplace misconduct, as recent cases have shown the consequences of failing to do so.

      Companies are continuing to grapple with the issue of workplace misconduct, with recent cases highlighting the importance of transparency and adherence to disclosure rules. The fallout from past scandals led to stricter policies regarding relationships between coworkers, particularly those involving power dynamics. However, instances of CEOs failing to fully disclose past relationships have come to light, leading to their termination. The current climate sees companies re-evaluating their policies and adjusting to the new reality post-COVID. Meanwhile, the Me Too movement is also making waves in Japan, with a sexual abuse scandal involving Johnny Kitagawa, the founder of a prominent talent agency, shaking up the entertainment industry. These incidents underscore the ongoing need for companies to prioritize transparency and accountability in the face of allegations of misconduct.

    • Johnny and Associates scandal highlights power dynamics in JapanDecades of alleged sexual abuse by a powerful figure led to termination of sponsorships and potential demise of agency's brand, underscoring the importance of accountability and media's role in bringing issues to light.

      The powerful Japanese talent agency, Johnny and Associates, faced a major scandal involving decades of alleged sexual abuse by its founder, Johnny Kitagawa. Despite the agency's close ties with media groups and corporate sponsors, it took a BBC documentary and public pressure to prompt an investigation. The damning results led to the termination of corporate sponsorships and the potential demise of the agency's brand. The scandal highlights the importance of holding powerful figures accountable for their actions and the role media can play in bringing such issues to light. The incident also underscores the complex web of relationships between talent agencies, media, and corporations in Japan, which can hinder investigations and accountability.

    • Johnny's entertainment agency scandal sparks debate on sexual harassment in Japan's industryThe Johnny's entertainment agency scandal could lead to a broader investigation into sexual harassment in Japan's entertainment industry, but it's uncertain if it will. Partnering with Bank of America can provide businesses with valuable resources to grow.

      The Johnny's entertainment agency scandal in Japan could serve as a catalyst for a long-overdue reckoning regarding sexual harassment in the country's entertainment industry. While such allegations have been common knowledge, there hasn't been a significant response or investigation into these issues. The Johnny's scandal, which has garnered significant attention, is seen as a turning point for Japan, but it remains uncertain whether it will lead to a broader investigation of other allegations. The public debate around the scandal has primarily focused on Johnny's and its founder, leaving the scope of the issue unclear. For businesses, partnering with Bank of America can provide access to valuable digital tools, insights, and solutions to help capitalize on opportunities and grow.

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      Shopify outperforms other leading commerce platforms by an average of 36%. This means that businesses that choose to grow with Shopify can expect better results compared to other platforms. Shopify's commitment to supporting businesses in their growth journey is evident in their offer of a $1 per month trial period. If you're looking to start or grow your business, Shopify could be a strong consideration. With its proven track record of success, it's an excellent choice for businesses that want to thrive in today's competitive marketplace. Try it out for yourself and see the difference it can make for your business. Visit shopify.com/work to start your trial today.

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