Japan Today
crime

Ex-trade ministry bureaucrat gets 10 years for raping drugged women

23 Comments

The requested article has expired, and is no longer available. Any related articles, and user comments are shown below.

© KYODO

©2024 GPlusMedia Inc.

23 Comments
Login to comment

10 years per victim would have been a better sentence.

16 ( +20 / -4 )

Yea, quite the sicko. 10 years seems pretty light for doing that to all of 6 women, he’ll be back out in his 40s. Also, the title would be more apt as “for drugging and raping” because they weren’t already otherwise drugged.

16 ( +19 / -3 )

10 years plus 3,000,000jpy for each victim is more than enough to discourage others from doing it.

-1 ( +5 / -6 )

10 measly years your kidding missing a zero in the story are we…

7 ( +9 / -2 )

6 women, 120 months sentence. That means, scumbag trade 20 months of his worthless time for 5 seconds of whatever this scumbag is chasing. Doesn't sound like a person who should work in a TRADE ministry of a country, no wonder we've stagnated for 30 years.

8 ( +9 / -1 )

Wow 10 years for drugging and groping a women when some individuals get 3-6 years for murdering a child or family member. SMH?

0 ( +4 / -4 )

kaimycahl

Wow 10 years for drugging and groping a women when some individuals get 3-6 years for murdering a child or family member. SMH?

You almost make it sound like you think his sentence is too harsh, as opposed to murderers' sentences being to light.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

You need friends in high places to get away with that sort of thing. It seems Dai Sato didn't.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/is-japans-top-politician-behind-a-shameful-rape-cover-up

0 ( +2 / -2 )

6 women, 10 years.

Might as well just make it 10 months……..

Give the fool 60 years!

Mandatory!

What is wrong with the judicial system in Japan?

1 ( +2 / -1 )

10 years plus 3,000,000jpy for each victim is more than enough to discourage others from doing it.

3,000,000 jpy per victim is too light. I believe it should be at least 8,000,000 for each victim.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Degrees from UCLA, Keio, and Peking universities and he still turned out to be a POS. His parents must be proud...

3 ( +3 / -0 )

It's a sick, selfish and dangerous crime for which he deserves to go to jail.

On the topic of the length of the sentence, I knew a criminal lawyer who said:

“You would have no difficulty accepting that a prison sentence of five years is terrible punishment. A prison sentence of 10 years is not the death penalty, but it is getting close. Let me assure you that there is nothing left of a man after 10 years in prison.”

I realized there is a gap between MY perception of the severity of a 10 year sentence and the actual effects on the prisoner.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

WoodyLeeMay 13 07:26 pm JST

10 years plus 3,000,000jpy for each victim is more than enough to discourage others from doing it.

I'd prefer the bear any day over being anywhere near you. A man who thinks like this is a danger to women.

2 ( +5 / -3 )

And look how long it took to sentence him

I'd prefer the bear any day over being anywhere near you. A man who thinks like this is a danger to women.

Fortunately you don't know who the person commenting is , so keeping distance isn't an issue in reality.

I seem to remember your not actually female anyway -right ?

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

Let me assure you that there is nothing left of a man after 10 years in prison.”

And especially a Japanese prison at that !

He will probably suicide anyway

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

10 years for a serial rapist? Six victims that we know of and probably as many more we don't.

He will be 44 when he gets out or maybe even sooner if he is a good boy inside.

Lucky for him to be in Japan, in many other countries he would be seeing double time behind bars and finding that serial rapists are not held in very high regard by other inmates or staff.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Huh.

I thought something like that would be an 18 month suspended sentence in Japan. At least they’re making progress!

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Deserved gallows..

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

There should be a more serious empathises on the act of placing a person life in danger by knowingly mixing a dangerous chemical into a person beverage. Like the act of poisoning for his sole pleasure should be up there with the same sentence of attempted murder. Plus coupled with the hideous act of raping an unconscious person should be a severe sentence.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Drink spiking and sexual assault have been a problem in Japan, especially Tokyo, for a number of years.

Never accept a drink from a stranger.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

TokyoLiving

Deserved gallows..

So... every crime...according to you.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

6 women, 120 months sentence. That means, scumbag trade 20 months of his worthless time for 5 seconds of whatever this scumbag is chasing. Doesn't sound like a person who should work in a TRADE ministry of a country, no wonder we've stagnated for 30 years.

As mentioned in the article, he settled with 3 of the victims. Still, I agree it is too light of a sentence. He should get at least 10 years just for the drugging part.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

My dog, only 10yrs for raping 6 women, what a grossly pathetic sentence, it shoud have been at least 60ys.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites