Shiori Ito

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Shiori Ito at a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan in Tokyo on Thursday. Photograph:  Franck Robichon/EPA

It was not hard to understand this week why Shiori Ito has become something of a feminist icon in Japan. Four years after unleashing claims of rape ag(...)

A  Tokyo court ordered television journalist Noriyuki Yamaguchi to pay in damages to Shiori Ito, a freelance journalist who has become a well-known face of Japan’s #MeToo movement. Photograph: Takashi Aoyama/Getty Images

A Japanese court on Wednesday ordered a prominent reporter to pay damages to a female journalist in a civil lawsuit over her allegations he raped her,(...)

Japanese journalist Shiori Ito, who accused a television newsman of raping her in 2015, seen here in January of this year, in Tokyo. Photograph:  Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images

One balmy evening three years ago, Shiori Ito went for a sushi dinner with a man she thought might help her budding career as a journalist. Hours late(...)

Ruth Negga as Tulip O’Hare in Preacher. Photograph: Michele K. Short/AMC/Sony Pictures Television

Inside the American Embassy Monday, C4, 10pm With a new UK Ambassador, Robert ‘Woody’ Johnson IV, in place, a major relocation from Grosvenor Square i(...)

Junichi Fukuda leaves the finance ministry in Tokyo after announcing his resignation as Japan’s vice finance minister. Photograph: Kyodo/Reuters

It’s a familiar story: a woman swatting away the unwanted sexual attentions of an older, powerful man. Ignoring her pleas to stop, he asks: “Can I tou(...)