Rina Gonoi, 22, alleges that she was assaulted by multiple male colleagues while on a training exercise in 2021, a year after she joined the country’s Ground Self-Defence Forces. Photo: Reuters
Rina Gonoi, 22, alleges that she was assaulted by multiple male colleagues while on a training exercise in 2021, a year after she joined the country’s Ground Self-Defence Forces. Photo: Reuters
Japan

Japan ex-soldier calls for probe into her alleged sex assault in the military

  • The petition is a rare allegation of sexual assault in a country where just 4 per cent of rape victims report the crime, government data show
  • Japanese women are highly educated and are well-represented in the workforce but ranks consistently low in the WEF’s Global Gender Gap report

Rina Gonoi, 22, alleges that she was assaulted by multiple male colleagues while on a training exercise in 2021, a year after she joined the country’s Ground Self-Defence Forces. Photo: Reuters
Rina Gonoi, 22, alleges that she was assaulted by multiple male colleagues while on a training exercise in 2021, a year after she joined the country’s Ground Self-Defence Forces. Photo: Reuters
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