When the government conducted its first survey on measures to prevent sexual violence at national universities, it was found that only 4% of universities checked their history of disciplinary action due to sexual violence when hiring faculty members.
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) has asked national universities nationwide to establish a consultation system for sexual violence and sexual harassment, to impose strict penalties, and to confirm the history of disciplinary actions so that people who have been disciplined and dismissed for sexual violence are hired while hiding the fact and causing new damage.
When asked whether disciplinary measures against faculty members who have engaged in sexual violence or sexual harassment are indicated in their internal rules according to their egregiousness, 6 universities, or 81%, answered that they do, and 70 universities, or 19%, answered that they did not.
In addition, when we asked faculty members if they were required to report their history of sexual violence or harassment of students on their resumes, 16 universities said they were asking for it, 32 universities were asking for it in some departments, and 4 universities were not asking for it, and 50 universities were already working on it, a rate of only 36%.
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a notice to universities nationwide on March 42 requesting the promotion of initiatives, and will conduct similar surveys at public and private universities in the future.