https://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-rape-law/with-flowers-and-personal-stories-japan-sexual-abuse-survivors-seek-reform-idUSKCN1TD0BE The reforms, however, left intact controversial requirements for prosecutors to prove that violence or intimidation was involved or that the victim was “incapable of resistance”. Recent acquittals has revived outrage over that legal standard, which means that not fighting back can make it impossible for prosecutors to prove rape.
TOKYO (AP) — The Catholic Church in Japan is preparing to investigate allegations of sexual abuse against minors by its priests, including accusations from 20 years ago, officials said Thursday. The Catholic Bishops’ Conference in Japan said it has established a committee in each diocese to take claims and consultations
From the early 1930s to the end of the Second World War, hundreds of thousands of women were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military. More than 200,000 Korean, Chinese, Taiwanese, Malaysian and women of other nationalities, euphemistically referred to as “comfort women”, were enslaved by the Japanese Imperial