Company manager arrested for trying to kiss job applicant during interview
A senior manager at a tile company in Sakura City, Tochigi Prefecture has been arrested on a sexual harassment charge after he tried to kiss a female applicant during a job interview in October.
According to police, Hidefumi Ihara, 42, forcefully threw his arms around a 30-year-old woman who had come to the office for an interview and started kissing her, NTV reported. The job had been advertised in a job information magazine.
Police quoted the woman as saying that Ihara “started making inappropriate comments” and then starting hugging her. Police said Ihara has denied acting inappropriately.