JAPANESE #ME TOO SYMBOL WINS CIVIL COURT CASE TWO YEARS AFTER SHE ACCUSED A PROMINENT JOURNALIST OF RAPING HER
December 18, 2019
Julia Hollingsworth, Junko Ogura
Tokyo, Japan (CNN Business)A freelance journalist who became a symbol of Japan’s #MeToo movement has won a civil case against the high-profile journalist she accused of raping her.
In a packed Tokyo District Court room on Wednesday, a judge ordered Noriyuki Yamagchi to pay 3.3 million yen, or more than $30,000, in damages to Shiori Ito. Ito sought 11 million yen, or more than $100,000, in damages to compensate for her physical and emotional suffering.
Ito alleged that in 2015, Yamaguchi — a former reporter for Tokyo