Outrage at acquittals in rape cases sparks calls to fix Japanese law

Jun Yamamoto, head of sexual assault victims group Spring, speaks to journalists in Tokyo, Japan May 31, 2019. REUTERS/Linda Sieg

TOKYO (Reuters) – Miyako Shirakawa was a 19-year-old college student when she was raped by an older man. She said that when the attack started, her mind went blank and she froze up. “When I became aware, he was on top of me,” said Shirakawa, 54, now a psychiatrist who treats sexual abuse victims. That […]

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