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Women across Japan are fed [down / up] with having to wear high-heeled shoes to work. One woman is [so / such] fed up that she started a movement to end the [requirement / require] for female employees to wear the shoes. The [moment / movement] has the hashtag KuToo. This is a [combine / combination] of the Japanese words "kutsu" (which means shoe) and "kutsuu" (which is the Japanese word for pain). The movement was started by Japanese actress Yumi Ishikawa. She tweeted about her [believe / belief] that employers in Japan should not [require / requirement] female workers to wear high heels. Ms Ishikawa also launched an [online / inline] petition. It asks Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare to [outbid / forbid] employers from requiring women to wear certain types [for / of] shoes.

Ishikawa's tweet is now spreading across [another / other] parts of Asia. Many women in China and South Korea have started their [down / own] campaigns against having to wear high heels. Ishikawa [told / tell] TIME magazine: "I thought that if there are so [much / many] people who feel the same [was / as] me, why not start some sort of movement." Many women supported Ishikawa on social media. They [complained / compiled] about sore feet, bleeding heels, back pain and other health issues. A visually [repaired / impaired] woman [in / on] her 20s who has to wear high heels at work said it is difficult for her to keep her balance and not fall [under / over] . A recent survey found that over 70 per cent of women working in Tokyo wear high heels to work at [least / lest] once a week.

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