• Kyodo


The Tokyo High Court on Tuesday ordered a former senior television reporter to pay ¥3.3 million ($28,990) in damages to journalist Shiori Ito in a high-profile rape case that helped spark Japan's #MeToo movement.

Upholding a lower court decision in 2019, the high court ruled in favor of Ito, saying Noriyuki Yamaguchi, a 55-year-old former Washington bureau chief of Tokyo Broadcasting System Television Inc., had sexual intercourse with her without consent in 2015.

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