Women across Japan are fed up with to wear high-heeled shoes to work. One woman is so fed up that she started a to end the requirement for female to wear the shoes. The movement has the hashtag KuToo. This is a of the Japanese words "kutsu" (which means shoe) and "kutsuu" (which is the Japanese word for ). The movement was started by Japanese actress Yumi Ishikawa. She tweeted about her that employers in Japan should not require workers to wear high heels. Ms Ishikawa also launched an petition. It asks Japan's Ministry of Health, and Welfare to forbid employers from requiring women to wear types of shoes.
Ishikawa's tweet is spreading across other parts of Asia. Many women in China and South Korea have started their campaigns against having to wear high heels. Ishikawa told TIME : "I thought that if there are so people who feel the same as me, why not start sort of movement." Many women supported Ishikawa on social media. They complained about feet, bleeding heels, back pain and other health . A visually impaired woman in her 20s who has to wear high heels at work said it is for her to keep her balance and not fall over. A survey found that over 70 per cent of women working in Tokyo wear high heels to work at once a week