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Ex-SDF member Gonoi settles with 3 sexual assault perpetrators

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involves them apologizing and paying a sum of money,

Bow & money, that's pretty Japanese way.

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If she accepts money, she has accepted the harassment.

I don't see the point.

Please harass me !!!

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Good news! Those idiots lost their job. It's going to be very hard for them to find next job.

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If she accepts money, she has accepted the harassment.

I don't see the point.

Obviously you don't see the point. The criminal case was settled, and this was a civil case. Knowing the difference explains the situation 100%

Oh and BTW, you are totally mistaken if you think accepting the money is okaying the actions.

Making them literally PAY for it, forces them to accept their guilt, not just criminally but civilly as well!

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No Jonathon above.

Money payments and apologies are standard results in civil law matters.

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Jonathan PrinToday 07:17 am JST

If she accepts money, she has accepted the harassment.

I don't see the point.

Please harass me !!!

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that you've never actually experienced harassment, because if you had, you wouldn't be taking it so lightly. I know having empathy in a situation you have never experienced is difficult, but at the very least you could refrain from making flippant comments.

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Wonder how much she received

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Wonder how much she received

More than likely not as much as she should have! I would bet any money that it was between ¥1,000,000 to ¥2,000,000 from each, IF that much.

Odds are pretty high she would not have seen even close to anywhere near that much if she took the case to court. Japanese courts dont make people rich here.

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If she accepts money, she has accepted the harassment.

I don't see the point.

Please harass me !!!

Someone clearly does not know the difference between the criminal and civil justice systems in Japan.

You realise the case has long concluded in the criminal system, right?

Brave Ms Gonoi has never at any stage "accepted the harassment". What a bizarre claim.

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Good for her!!!!!! She deserves every yen & probably 10x more than she received.

Japan is a land of mysogyny and sexual predators. Nothing will change until they are regularly charged, arrested, prosecuted and punished for their abuse and crimes.

I'm happy for her and hope more women in Japan are as brave as her!

-10 ( +11 / -21 )

She will go down in history as a culture changer.

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Jonathan PrinToday  07:17 am JST

If she accepts money, she has accepted the harassment.

I don't see the point.

Please harass me !!!

How would you compensate her for the time, effort, embarrassment and stress she has endured?

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Glad she was made whole. And those harassers will be having to explain their well-deserved dishonorable discharge any time they apply for a job in the civilian world, for as long as they live. Maybe they should have thought about that when they chose to sexually harass a subordinate.

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Fighto...I've seen your prior posts where you called for ail time for negligence matters.

I corrected you.

Can I take credit for the above post where you see the distinction between civil and criminal law matters ?

lol

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

Should read "Jail ", not "ail "

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Why would you post the womans Photo?

Japantoday you have no diginity!

Shame on you!

-4 ( +4 / -8 )

Ken...I wonder who moderates my comments.

So yeah, agree JT is a strange beast.

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I'm guessing other news sources must have posted the photo first but yeah the timing of some of the comments being locked is weirdly convenient for some users

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Article should be posting all the abusers/criminals photos with names, not the victim's.

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kenToday 11:43 am JST

Why would you post the womans Photo?

Japantoday you have no diginity!

Shame on you!

Her story and various pictures of her are out in many webpages on the internet, partially done by herself in several languages.

Her identity is not a secret since many months, so why not to post her story and a picture of her in Japantoday?

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Why would you post the womans Photo?

Japantoday you have no diginity!

Shame on you!

Huh? Are you new to Japanese news?

Ms. Gonoi's name, press conferences and photos have been published and in the news for the past few years. She willingly allowed it to explain to the public the ordeal she went through. Ms Gonoi pursued justice initially through social media.

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The Fukushima district court sentenced Shutaro Shibuya, Akito Sekine and Yusuke Kimezawa to two years in prison, suspended for four years, for “forced indecency” against Rina Gonoi during a military drill in 2021

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Jonathan PrinToday 07:17 am JST

If she accepts money, she has accepted the harassment.

I don't see the point.

Please harass me !!!

It was a civil case about compensation and both sides agreed to settle it.

It is however a good opportunity for men to think about how to avoid such a situation in future.

Some guideline what to say and what to do or not to say and not to do might be useful.

JDoeToday 09:16 am JST

Japan is a land of mysogyny and sexual predators. 

I think you have no idea about the rest of this world. Japan is compared to many countries worldwide surely a safe place for living regardless your gender.

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Japan has the widest gender gap among developed countries, ranking 73rd among 190 economies in a World Bank report released on March 4.

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Since when does an apology bargained as part of a settlement mean anything?? Unless it comes willingly from the perpetrator without any legal pressure, it's worthless!!

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In Court you get an "outcome ", not justice.

{Actually, Dr. Phil wrote that but it kinda true }

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There is so much more to this story that is not being reported.

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