Information from Mr. Masatoshi Takeshita posted on his blog – October 25, 2012 –
English translation of an excerpt from a Japanese article: Kaleidoscope – October 24, 2012 –
Repeated Rape Cases by U.S. Servicemen in Okinawa & Pathological Indifference of Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Diehard physical assault
Victim woman outfacing “U.S. privilege”
Jane, who has been in Japan for 32 years, lives in Tokyo
If you raise an objection to the rapes and murders (by U.S. servicemen), you should have the Japan-U.S. Status of Forces Agreement revised.
A U.S. serviceman assigned to the base at Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture had Jane swallow sleeping pills and raped her.
Jane filed a civil suit against the perpetrator serviceman in 2002 and the Tokyo District Court ordered him to pay her compensation of three million yen. However, surprisingly, the Japanese Defense Ministry made payment.
The U.S. serviceman left for the U.S. when the case was on the bench.
Such crimes have taken place every day at U.S. bases in Japan. Victims are not only limited to Japanese women alone. U.S. bases have become a den for heinous criminals.
Therefore, cases of rape, murder and hit-and-run by U.S. servicemen have not come to an end.
The villain of the problem is the Japanese government, which comes to terms with the Japan-U.S. Status of Forces Agreement, and the nonchalant Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which helps such diabolical U.S. servicemen by using taxpayers’ money.
I do claim that uninterrupted assaults, rapes and murders of women in Okinawa since 1972 are due to the existence of the “Japan-U.S. Status of Forces Agreement,” under which diabolical U.S. servicemen are treated as the privileged.
Is it the right thing to leave Jane alone with the fight against such crimes?
Scum reporters of major mass media, rouse yourselves to action!