Sounds like a sick joke, but really just sick.
Power harassment, the act of a person in authority at a workplace bullying those in lower positions, is an ongoing problem in Japanese society. In response the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare has set up countermeasures and public awareness campaign, but sadly they haven’t proven effective enough at eliminating this social problem.
In fact, the problem of power harassment is so prolific it appears to have even infiltrated the ministry itself. If that wasn’t bad enough, it was one of the ministry’s very own appointed “power harassment counselors”