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Rape in Japan is a crime but justice is rarely served. A Non-Arrest & Shiori Ito’s Full Statement

Rape in Japan could happen to you, your family, your friends – it could happen to anyone. If we remain silent and ignore this opportunity to change the legal and…

Have you been a victim of sexual assault in Japan? How did police respond?

Have you been a victim of sexual assault in Japan? How did police respond? 日本で性犯罪被害に遭って警察に相談した結果?#詩織 #shiori #私も #MeToo RT please. — Jake Adelstein/中本哲史 (@jakeadelstein) October 29, 2017

Who Matters? Sexual Assault and Inadequate Police Response in Japan

They will never catch the man. But that police report mattered. Women matter. Their safety matters. Procedure matters. Their stories matter. Their dignity matters. Though you would not have known…

Has a Russian sexual predator been on the loose in Hokkaido?

In perhaps the most chilling of his comments, Lennikov describes systematically raping a woman after inviting her to spend a vacation in Japan. Lennikov writes: "Back in Russia, when I…