Olympic Gold Medal-Winning Judo Player Masato Uchishiba Suspected of Sexual Harassment

The Kyushu University of Nursing and Social Welfare was quite close to my former home; I knew students and a professor there, and it had a couple of the biggest billboards at the train station I used. Despite this judoka’s fame, I’d never heard his name before I read this story, so he might have come to the university after I left the country.

Olympic Gold Medal-Winning Judo Player Masato Uchishiba Suspected of Sexual Harassment
Yomiuri Shimbun: 柔道金メダルの内柴正人コーチにセクハラの疑い
November 8, 2011

Masato Uchishiba (age 33), who won the gold medals in judo for the men’s under 66 kg division at the Athens and Beijing Olympics, is suspected of sexually harassing a member of the girls’ judo team he was coaching at Kyushu University of Nursing and Social Welfare, where he was a visiting lecturer, leading the university to establish an investigative committee, it was learned on the 8th.

The university has indefinitely relieved Mr. Uchishiba of his duties.

According to the university secretariat, after the suspected victim reported to the university that Mr. Uchishiba sexually harassed her outside of school at the end of September, the school formed a fact-finding committee at the beginning of October. This committee is still investigating.

Original/原稿:
柔道金メダルの内柴正人コーチにセクハラの疑い

 柔道男子66キロ級のアテネ、北京五輪の金メダリストで、九州看護福祉大(熊本県玉名市)の客員教授と女子柔道部コーチを務める内柴正人氏(33)が、同部の関係者にセクハラ行為をした疑いがあるとして、同大が調査委員会を設置したことが8日わかった。

 内柴氏は大学側の指示で自宅待機中。

 同大事務局によると、被害者の関係者から9月末、「内柴氏から9月に学外でセクハラ行為を受けた」との相談があり、10月初旬に調査委を設置した。事実関係については「調査中」としている。
(2011年11月8日12時09分 読売新聞)

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