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Ex-SDF member says high-profile sex assault case fight was not a waste


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hope for her that no appeal will be made....

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Not a waste, it shows to Japan Inc that problem exist and also systemic. Even in military organization that should be strict and top down this thing can happen.


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We'll done.

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Best of luck to you, keep your head up and put this behind you, there are better things coming towards you for sure.

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Well done Ms Gonoi. Now let's bring a civil suit against these three S/Bags and make them work for you for the next 30 years. Ms Gonoi has taken bold action to make the JSDF better, the three simply disgraced it and themselves.

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The Fukushima District Court on Tuesday sentenced Shutaro Shibuya, Akito Sekine and Yusuke Kimezawa to two years in prison, suspended for four years...

No prison. Just as I predicted. I wish someone took up my bet. I'd be Y100 richer!

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It sends a strong message to the male troops and reassures the female ones that sexual abuse and assault will not be tolerated.

The only message that all these suspended sentences send is that people can get away with a lot of stuff in Japan without suffering any appreciable consequences.

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They still received a criminal sentence and a record for life. They lost their SDF jobs. It will make others think twice.

Maybe. But, a prison sentence would make them not only think twice, but thrice.

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suspended for four years

No jail time - shocker.

sexual indecency

What is the definition of this in Japan?

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2 years of legal proceedings just to let the criminals get away.

The j-justice is a big j-joke.

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Reading the ex-SDF testimony in this article is unbelievable. These men really are unapologetic.

they had apologized to her at the instruction of the SDF before being discharged.

They had to be told to apologize to her. That says a lot.

She is truly an exceptional individual. You can tell by her ears, often called cauliflower ears, that she is a high level fighter. She could easily have put them in their place through force. But she chose this way in order to shine a light on it.

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