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August 11, 2000 | VALERIE REITMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Osaka Gov. Isamu "Knock" Yokoyama was sentenced Thursday to a suspended 18-month prison term for groping a 21-year-old campaign worker, a penalty whose leniency drew scorn from many people in a nation where sexual assault and harassment laws are notoriously weak.
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August 28, 2001 | VALERIE REITMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A judge on Japan's second-highest court was handed a suspended prison sentence Monday for paying for sex with three schoolgirls, the youngest of whom was 14. The Tokyo High Court judge, Yasuhiro Muraki, 43, is one of several prominent Japanese men--including teachers, bureaucrats, doctors, business executives and police--who have been arrested in recent months in a nationwide crackdown on the schoolgirl prostitution that is epidemic here.
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March 22, 2000 |
A former governor of Osaka who was driven from office by allegations of fondling a female college student pleaded guilty to charges of indecent assault. Isamu "Knock" Yokoyama, 68, a former stand-up comic who resigned as governor of Osaka in December, made the plea in Osaka District Court, a court spokesman said on condition of anonymity. A civil court has ordered him to pay more than $107,300 in damages, the largest award in a sexual harassment case in Japan.
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August 11, 2000 | VALERIE REITMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Osaka Gov. Isamu "Knock" Yokoyama was sentenced Thursday to a suspended 18-month prison term for groping a 21-year-old campaign worker, a penalty whose leniency drew scorn from many people in a nation where sexual assault and harassment laws are notoriously weak.
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August 28, 2001 | VALERIE REITMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A judge on Japan's second-highest court was handed a suspended prison sentence Monday for paying for sex with three schoolgirls, the youngest of whom was 14. The Tokyo High Court judge, Yasuhiro Muraki, 43, is one of several prominent Japanese men--including teachers, bureaucrats, doctors, business executives and police--who have been arrested in recent months in a nationwide crackdown on the schoolgirl prostitution that is epidemic here.
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September 14, 2003 | Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press Writer
The rave parties promoted by a college social club calling itself "Super Free" were always packed with hundreds of young women, and the beach trips were always booked solid. To reel in the women, college student and Super Free leader Shinichiro Wada promised them the opportunity to meet pedigreed young men at Waseda University, the elite school he attended.
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March 22, 2000 |
A former governor of Osaka who was driven from office by allegations of fondling a female college student pleaded guilty to charges of indecent assault. Isamu "Knock" Yokoyama, 68, a former stand-up comic who resigned as governor of Osaka in December, made the plea in Osaka District Court, a court spokesman said on condition of anonymity. A civil court has ordered him to pay more than $107,300 in damages, the largest award in a sexual harassment case in Japan.
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