Keep your smells to yourself: addressing ‘smell harassment’ in Japan

Jul 24 · 9 min read

So what is ‘smell harassment’?

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What does this mean within the context of Japan?

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What are brands doing to help?

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Guidelines on preventing smell harassment

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But it’s not all about etiquette

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Cultural insight agency connecting Europe and Japan. Tokyoesque’s Market Readiness Score measures how to succeed in the world’s third largest market.

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