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Japanese women confront grim taboo by saying 'me too'

Apr 01, 2018 - 1:20 PM

In patriarchal Japan, where a culture of silence persists when it comes to sexual assault and harassment, raising the alarm comes at a price

WOMEN SPEAK OUT. In this picture taken on January 30, 2018, Japanese journalist Shiori Ito, who accused a television newsman of raping her in 2015, poses for a picture in Tokyo. Photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP

US forces in Okinawa under curfew after suspected murder

May 28, 2016 - 1:51 PM

The announcement comes after US President Barack Obama expressed his deepest regrets over the killing

US FORCES. Protesters shot slogans before US Kadena Air Base in Kadena, Okinawa, southwestern Japan, 20 May 2016, after an American employed at the US Air Force base admitted having killed a young Okinawan woman. EPA/HITOSHI MAESHIRO