A former Self-Defense Force officer who was sexually assaulted by the Ground Self-Defense Force reportedly filed a complaint, but was not adequately investigated and dealt with. filed a lawsuit seeking damages.

Former JGSDF officer Rina Gonoi, 23, said she had been sexually assaulted by several members of a unit in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, where she belonged until last year. , five members who were bosses were dismissed.

Mr. Gonoi held a press conference at the Japan National Press Club on the 30th, and although he reported the damage, sufficient investigation and response were not taken, and he suffered mental pain, etc., and the government and five perpetrators. On the other hand, it has been revealed that it has filed a lawsuit with the Yokohama District Court for damages totaling 7.5 million yen.

Gonoi said that she sued the government, "When she reported the damage, she thought that if she had properly investigated, she would have been able to continue working as a Self-Defense Force officer without retiring, so she neglected the investigation. I think I have a responsibility to do that."

Regarding the complaint, the Ministry of Defense commented, "When the complaint arrives, we will consider it with the relevant organizations and respond appropriately."

Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno ``We will respond appropriately when we receive the complaint''

At a press conference in the afternoon, Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno said, "At this point, the complaint has not arrived, so I would like to refrain from commenting. When it arrives, the relevant ministries and agencies will consider the details and respond appropriately. Currently, the Ministry of Defense is Special defense inspections and expert meetings are undertaking a fundamental review of harassment prevention measures, and it is important to firmly proceed with these efforts."