Japanese women dance for rights, against sexism

Japanese women dance during an event inspired by the global One Billion Rising campaign, a mass action to end violence against women, with #KuToo anti-high heels campaigner Yumi Ishikawa joining the team. The performance took place days after former Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori stepped down following his sexist remarks.

Video Transcript

[MUSIC PLAYING]

- (SINGING) Dance because I've had enough. Dance to stop the screams. Dance to break the rules.

--possession. You never owned me.

Dance because I dream. Dance because I've had enough. Dance to stop the screams.

--invisible. I'm simply wonderful. I feel my--

CHIKAKO HAMA: [NON-ENGLISH SPEECH]

YUMI ISHIKAWA: [NON-ENGLISH SPEECH]

- (SINGING) Dance to turn it upside down. It's time to break the chain.