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Thursday, November 21, 2013, 13:00 - 14:00

Survivior of US Military Rape in Japan Wins US Court Judgement Against Perpetrator

Catherine Jane Fisher, Survivor of US Military Rape in Japan
Ryoichi Hattori, Former Member of House of Representatives, SDP
Keiko Itokazu, Member of House of Councillors, Independent
Jun Chisaka, Director of Japan Peace Committee

Language: The speech and Q & A will be in English and Japanese with English interpretation

 Expatriate Australian Catherine Jane Fisher has had a major breakthrough in her 12-year battle to bring a US serviceman who raped her to justice.

 Catherine has won a judgement in a US court that endorses the Japanese civil court finding that she was raped in 2002 by Bloke Deans, who was serving in the US Navy at the time.

 In what lawyers say is the first example of a US court recognizing a foreign judgement for rape, Deans was ordered to pay compensation to Catherine after Wisconsin County Circuit Court judge Michael D. Guolee ruled in her favor.

 Catherine has been doggedly pursuing her attacker through the US court system after her success in a civil suit filed against Deans in the Tokyo District Court.

 Catherine and some of her key supporters throughout her ordeal will come to the FCCJ to discuss the landmark judgement. They are also expected to reveal new information about the US Navy's handling of the case.

 Catherine will be joined by: Keiko Itokazu, a member of the House of Councillors; Ryoichi Hattori, a former Social Democratic Party member of the House of Representatives; and Jun Chisaka, the director of the Japan Peace Committee.

 Please reserve in advance, 3211-3161 or on the website (still & TV cameras inclusive). Reservations and cancellations are not complete without confirmation.

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Catherin Jane Fisher              Ryoich Hattori                            Jun Chisaka                      Keiko itokazu




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