Japanese women have launched a campaign urging the government to require salarymen to wear high heels at work.

Yumi Ishikawa, an actor and writer, handed a petition signed by nearly 20,000 people to Japan’s Labour Minister on Monday.

The campaign to fight gender-based dress codes has been called #YouToo, mirroring the #MeToo movement – although, “you” in Japanese also means foreigner.

In the online petition, Ms Ishikawa writes that “men should suffer the same health-related issues as women who are forced to wear high heels all day at work”.

“Ideally we’d like all men to have to wear high heels to work and short skirts to their local konbinis,” she said.

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Source: J. Vath