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

Contributed by NAMPA / Reuters.

(Changes date of gender equality bureau report to 2017,
paragraph 16)
By Linda Sieg
TOKYO, June 10 (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 type of response "is a common, instinctive reaction -
it ...

 

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