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Black box : the memoir that sparked Japan's #MeToo movement / Shiori Ito ; translated by Allison Markin Powell.

Itō, Shiori, 1989- (author.).


"In 2015, an aspiring young journalist named Shiori Ito charged prominent reporter Noriyuki Yamaguchi with rape. After meeting up for drinks and networking, Ito remembers regaining consciousness in a hotel room while being assaulted. But when she went to the police, Ito was told that her case was a "black box"--untouchable and unprosecutable. Upon publication in 2017, Ito's searing account foregrounded the #MeToo movement in Japan and became the center of an urgent cultural and legal shift around recognizing sexual assault and gender-based violence. As international outlets covered every step of her story--even documenting it in the BBC film Japan's Secret Shame--this book launched a societal reckoning. At the end of 2019, Ito won a civil case against Yamaguchi. With careful and quiet fury, Black Box recounts a broken system of repression and violence--but it also heralds the beginning of a new solidarity movement seeking a more equitable path toward justice." -- Publisher's description

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  • ISBN: 9781952177972 paperback
  • ISBN: 1952177979 paperback
  • Physical Description: 224 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Feminist Press edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2021.
Subject: Itō, Shiori, 1989-
Rape victims > Japan.
Rape > Japan.
Rape > Law and legislation > Japan.
Sex crimes > Japan.

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