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Tips for Harassment Prevention
The first step of harassment prevention starts from taking good care of
yourself- mentally, physically and spiritually. Using the points below as your
reference, try to be proactive in creating a safer and more secure environment
as best you can:
Do not miss your signs of unwellness
If you have recognized your signs of unwellness, such as sleep disturbance,
lack of appetite, poor concentration, etc., do not ignore/prolong them.
Take care of your various symptoms early on by getting plenty of rest and/or
taking frequent breaks. Try to be flexible regarding your academic/research/work
schedules: Consider coming in/leaving early, taking PTO/time off as needed to
prioritize your health.
Say “NO.” Assert your feelings.
Should you be assigned an unrealistic, overwhelming amount of work, look
for ways in which you can calmly express your concerns, instead of accepting
seemingly impossible tasks non-assertively. Even when you are subjected to
discriminative, biased or degrading remarks from someone else, they may be
oblivious to the negative impacts of their words and actions on your feelings and
dignity. Try to assert your feelings and convey your discomfort.
Remove yourself from the negative situation, run to a safer place,
take a little break to recuperate and THINK.
If it is difficult for you to assert yourself and/or directly convey “NO” to someone,
remove yourself from the situation temporarily and secure a time and space in
which you can calmly gather your thoughts (e.g., take a bathroom break, go out
for lunch instead of eating at your desk, etc.). If you have received some
concerning emails, SNS posts, etc., try NOT to be “pressured” or ”cornered” to
reply ASAP. Hasty, reactive replies written without careful thought may cause even
more trouble. Put your reply/action on hold, so that you can have time to consult
someone regarding safe, appropriate and effective communication.
Record the incident as your evidence.
When you have some concerns about your interaction with a particular person,
save all related texts, emails, call histories, SNS posts, etc., as much as you can.
These records can serve as your evidence and are particularly helpful when you
consult a trustworthy third person about your situation. If the details of your
incident are not easily documented (e.g., a direct statement during a 1:1,
face-to-face conversation, etc.), write them down (e.g., date, time, location, the
course of the incident, the presence/absence of witnesses, effects, your thoughts
and feelings, etc.).
Consider talking to someone you can trust. Consider counseling.
Family, friends, colleagues, bosses, counseling agencies on-/off-campus,
the Harassment Counseling Center, etc.
Training, Workshop & Guidance of Harassment Prevention
We are conducting English harassment prevention training for on- campus. If you wish, please download the following application form,
Please fill in the necessary infomation and apply to Harassment Prevention Training Team<email@example.com> by Service of File-transfer (Proself ver.3) or e-mail attachment.
＜Object example follows: ＞
・ Undergraduate student
・ Graduate student
・International students (English document or friendly Japanese document)
・Faculty - Faculty members Members, lecturers and assistant professors: FD
・Staff - full-time staff, short-term working staff, temporary employment staff, etc. :SD
・Major units, seminars and circles, projects, etc.
＜Time schedule example follows: ＞
・ 10min. (For Guidance)
＜Contents example follows:＞
・Basic knowledge for harassment prevention (compliance law, harassment check etc)
・About the harassment prevention system of our university
・Sexual harassment, academic harassment etc
・How to teach without harassment (for administrators and responsible persons)
・To protect yourself
・Participatory training etc.
-- for more infomation, please contact us.
【Video】University-wide Harassment Prevention Inservice Training 2017/2019
Videos of the Harassment Counseling Center (HCC)’s university-wide inservice training are available on UTokyo. TV. By watching these videos, viewers are expected to gain basic knowledge about harassment, effective harassment handling strategies and the University’s Harassment Prevention Systems, etc.
【The intended audience is University members with UTokyo Accounts ONLY.】
■ University-wide Harassment Prevention Inservice Training 2017
(Japanese ONLY, with sign language interpretation)【Approx. 40mins.】
■ What is harassment?
■ Various types of harassment
■ Background causes of harassment
■ Harassment prevention: Through everyday interaction and communication
■ If you are troubled by harassment: Harassment Prevention Systems and counseling services at the University of Tokyo
■ University-wide Harassment Prevention Inservice Training 2019
(Japanese ONLY, with subtitles)【Approx. 40mins.】
■ Recent court cases
■ Harassment and law
■ Background and prevention of harassment
■ Understanding of Organizations, Individuals, and Diversity
■ Introduction of Harassment Counseling Center
＊ Access to these video contents are limited to internal/on-campus use ONLY.
＊ Click the video you would like to watch and log in with your UTokyo Account.
＊ Please note that some parts (e.g., exercises, Q & A’s, etc.) have been edited out of the video.
＜To the designated Harassment Prevention Personnel in every department＞
Internet access is the only system requirement for these videos. As they may prove to be a time-saving, yet effective learning tool, we encourage you to utilize these videos to assist members of your department in moving toward a campus resilient to harassment and discrimination.
Prevention E-learning for Sexual Harassment
This E-learning material was created by Kavli IPMU, in cooperation with the Harassment Counseling Center, to generate quiz questions.
Any University member, including faculty, staff, or student, is welcome to utilize this E-learning content to further his/her knowledge of harassment prevention.
【Internal Use Only】
■ ”E-learning for Sexual Harassment Prevention” created by Kavli IPMU (English only)
※ Accessing the content is limited to internal use only.
※ The URL is linked to the University of Tokyo Portal Site, “Convenience Guide.”
If you cannot successfully open the link, go to:
Portal Site → “Convenience Guide” → Search, and enter “Ethics/Harassment” as your search words.
※ This E-learning material consists of Part 1 (watching the video) and Part 2 (taking the quiz based on the video).
＜To Harassment Prevention Personnel＞
Please introduce this E-learning material to international students and/or researchers of your departments. Both Parts 1 and 2 are available anytime and anywhere, as long as you have Internet access. We would like to encourage you to utilize this new harassment prevention training tool for all members of your departments.
＜e.g. screenshot from Part 1 ＞
|＜e.g. screenshot from Part 2＞
Notification Poster to find the Designated Harassment Prevention Personnel
As a part of the University’s Harassment Prevention Systems, it is required to designate two or more faculty/staff members to be in charge of harassment prevention in each department. The duties of the Harassment Prevention Personnel are clearly defined in “The University of Tokyo Harassment Prevention Personnel Designation Guidelines” and include, but are not limited to:
● Organizing and implementing educational/awareness-raising activities such as harassment prevention seminars
● Providing information about the Harassment Counseling Center to department members
It often seems to be the case that very few University members are aware/informed regarding the availability of Harassment Prevention Personnel and related resources. We hope that this notification poster will make it easier for University members to identify their go-to persons should difficulties arise.
↓ Click on the image below to download this document in Word format.
Usage of the images in this document is intended ONLY for identifying/notifying the designated Harassment Prevention Personnel in the University. Modification and/or redistribution of the images in any form is prohibited.
©2019 The Harassment Counseling Center, The University of Tokyo
【For All Faculty & Staff】
This training is organized and provided by the Harassment Counseling Center,
under the auspices of the Harassment Prevention Committee.
University-wide Harassment Prevention Inservice Training 2019
In order to prevent harassment and maintain a desirable environment for education, research and
employment, the Harassment Counseling Center annually provides university-wide inservice
training open to all U of T faculty and staff. In hopes of welcoming even more participants
from various departments/disciplines, We are happy to inform you that this year's training
will be held separately at Kashiwa Campus for the first time as well as Hongo and Komaba
Campuses. In both training sessions at Hongo, we will guarantee information accessibility
for participants with disabilities.
All are welcome.
If you would like to attend, please click the “Apply here” button below to register.
※ All training sessions and materials will be in Japanese ONLY.
＜Registration Deadline: October 18, 2019 (Friday)＞
<Basic> October 24, 2019 (Thursday) 10:30 am - 12:00pm
(Signing-in starts at 10:30 am)
<Basic> October 31, 2019 (Thursday) 10:30 am - 12:00pm
(Signing-in starts at 10:30 am)
<Basic> November 7, 2019 (Thursday) 10:30am - 12:00 pm
(Signing-in starts at 10:30 am)
<Advanced> November 7, 2019 (Thursday) 1:30 pm - 3:00pm
(Signing-in starts at 1:30pm)
|| [Komaba] 21 KOMCEE West, B1 Lecture Hall
[Kashiwa] Lecture Room 6th Floor, ISSP Main Building (Bldg. A)
[Hongo] Medical Library, 3rd Floor Room 333
| All faculty and staff members including:
（specially-appointed fixed-term faculty/staff, part-time fixed-term faculty/staff, temp staff, special researchers, and contract researchers. ）
|| Program Contents (as planned)
※Please note that the content of our “Basic” training in 2019 is similar to that of the previous year’s training.
● ＜Exercise＞ Harassment Check: “Is This Harassment?”
● Basic Knowledge on Various Types of Harassment
● The Harassment Prevention System & the Harassment Counseling Center
at the University of Tokyo
● Mock Case Studies
● How to Handle Harassment-Related Issues
● ＜Exercise＞ Communication That May Prevent Harassment, etc.
※Those considering attendance should be aware that for 2019, “Advanced” training will be held only at Hongo Campus.
● Harassment and law
● Gray Areas of Harassment
● Mock Case Studies
● Background and prevention of harassment
● Communications That May Help Preventing Harassment
|| Counselors at the Harassment Counseling Center
||● Each participant will be provided with a certificate
of attendance upon completion.
● Please understand that this training is made
available on a first-come, first-served basis.
● Both presentation materials and handouts are in
● If you would like to request special
accommodations (e.g., sign language
interpreters, front-row seating, etc.), please notify
us upon registration. We will make effort to
accommodate your needs within our abilities and