Japanese ex-soldier wins US award for her fight against sexual harassment

A Japanese court in December found three former soldiers guilty of sexually assaulting Gonoi

By REUTERS
March 03, 2024
Former member of Japan's Self Defence ForcesRina Gonoi speaks during a press conference. — AFP/File

TOKYO: The United States on Friday said it would honour former Japan Self-Defense Forces soldier Rina Gonoi with the International Women of Courage Award for bringing about change in the Japanese military with her victory in a sexual harassment case. A Japanese court in December found three former soldiers guilty of sexually assaulting Gonoi.

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