Japanese journalist Shiori Ito sheds a tear as she speaks to the media outside a Tokyo court after she won a damages suit in which she accused a former TV reporter of rape. Photo: AFP Japanese journalist Shiori Ito sheds a tear as she speaks to the media outside a Tokyo court after she won a damages suit in which she accused a former TV reporter of rape. Photo: AFP
Japanese journalist Shiori Ito sheds a tear as she speaks to the media outside a Tokyo court after she won a damages suit in which she accused a former TV reporter of rape. Photo: AFP

Japanese journalist Shiori Ito wins #MeToo damages case after accusing reporter of rape

  • She sought compensation from Noriyuki Yamaguchi, a former TV reporter with close links to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
  • Ito has become an outspoken symbol for #MeToo in Japan, where it is rare for women to report rape and sexual harassment

Topic |   Japan
Japanese journalist Shiori Ito sheds a tear as she speaks to the media outside a Tokyo court after she won a damages suit in which she accused a former TV reporter of rape. Photo: AFP Japanese journalist Shiori Ito sheds a tear as she speaks to the media outside a Tokyo court after she won a damages suit in which she accused a former TV reporter of rape. Photo: AFP
Japanese journalist Shiori Ito sheds a tear as she speaks to the media outside a Tokyo court after she won a damages suit in which she accused a former TV reporter of rape. Photo: AFP
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