Nagasaki city ordered to pay reporter over sexual assault by official


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Great news! It's time to punish these sexual predators especially those who are in political positions.

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That's it? Less than $20,000 for constant suffering, hospitalization, PTSD, and more since the assault in 2007??

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Might want to recheck your math there, Mr. Smith.

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20M¥ is not gonna be enough to pay the legal fees.

The rapist should go jail.

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Glad she has won if proof we existing. Minimum damages she should have got long time ago because of the behaviour of that city official.

The system was rotten. The criminal who committed suicide showed his culpability although we all wished he faced the charges and would still be alive by now perhaps.

May the future be more shining.

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Slowly,and I mean super slowly,Japan is starting to move from the Dark Ages into the 21st Century.

Once the self-entitled oyaji have died off things might speed up a tad.

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Don't any of these officials have names? They should be named and shamed.


The rapist is dead.

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The rapist should go jail.

"The senior official died in an apparent suicide in November 2007 after the city conducted an internal probe into the case."

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This story is sick on so many levels, even after reading it 3 times I get the idea it’s all her fault? Her attacker killed himself out of not being man enough to face his shamefully bad actions, his friend then for his own reasons starts a vicious campaign against the victim? And then the court sort of agrees but only to a poultry financial limit.

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The reporter was sexually assaulted by the official, who was then the head of the city's atomic bomb survivors' department, in July 2007

Long time but good she got some sort of justice, hope this will encourage others to fight back also

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That's it? Less than $20,000 for constant suffering, hospitalization, PTSD, and more since the assault in 2007??

19.75 million yen is about 155,000 USD. But I get the point... She asked for 74 million, and got 1/3.

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There are more such cases in the private sector, most are nicely covered up.

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She asked for 74 million, and got 1/3.

Japanese courts have a history of no handing down judgements that make someone "instantly" rich.

I am rather surprised they awarded her this much. Glad to see the court believed her, particularly after the guy that allegedly raped her was dead.

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Good for Japan,. Good for Women, Good for the justice system and all the victims who are living daily nightmares due to these predators actions.

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The perpetrator has already committed suicide. She was paid 15 million yen by a court decision. She kept on milking on this case because she thinks she can receive more money by suing The city govt that has nothing to do with what that man did.

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No mention of the criminal trial? This case seems to be merely a civil defamation case. It would be useful to know about the prosecution of the suspects, etc.

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I wonder if the gov is going to fight THAT lawsuit....

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Wonderful news! This woman is so brave to stand up and have her voice heard. And there might be some hope women will begin to see at least some justice after all.

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