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Japanese exec gets 7 1/2 years in prison for raping co-worker in New York hotel

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And what a time he is going to have in an American lock up. Welcome to hell.

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He's going to get passed around like a Christmas Ham in an American. 7 1/2 years of that.... he deserves every second of it.

This is a good lesson in justice for Japan. Had he been tried in his native country he would've gotten a suspended sentance, at best. American courts know how to serve justice.

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Wow! Career and family life completely ruined to take advantage of a woman. In Japan I wonder if he would even have been charged.

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Not sure I entirely apptrove of the comments that seem to admire the aspect of the US prison system that involves other inmates bullying/abusing/etc people locked up there.  Yes, he deserves to be piunished by the State, but why should that include being brutalized by other criminals?

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Totally agree with Wkarimasen. Prison rape is not a good thing. Justice should be handled through the Justice system.

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Dostoyevsky said: "The degree of civilisation in a society is revealed by entering its prisons."

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What, the "I was drunk so it doesn't count" defense didn't work? Call me shocked.

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Prison rape is not a good thing.

if its just prison rape he will be lucky, then again who cares they are criminals...

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Yes! sometimes the US system works. Was the victim Japanese?

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Excellent, 7.5 years! I hope people in Japan read this and understand the message.

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Power harassment / office rape don't fly there

No suspended sentence neither

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In Japan I wonder if he would even have been charged.

I bet the drugging would carry more serious charges than the rape part.

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Should have been charged in the US and done the time there, should have been much more of a punishment.

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If it was japan he'd be off scott free. "I was drunk, very sorry", doesnt work in a country with an actual justice system.

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WakarimasenAug. 30  05:35 pm JST

Not sure I entirely apptrove of the comments that seem to admire the aspect of the US prison system that involves other inmates bullying/abusing/etc people locked up there. Yes, he deserves to be piunished by the State, but why should that include being brutalized by other criminals?

I completely agree. It seems to be a thing to joke about being raped in prison. Not only is this an abhorrent thing to wish on another human, it dehumanizes the person making such comments, as much as it does the prisoners.

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gogogoAug. 30  11:06 pm JST

“Should have been charged in the US and done the time there, should have been much more of a punishment.”

What in the world are you talking about? As far as I know Manhattan is still in the US.

“Masakatsu Yukitoshi was sentenced on Wednesday in Manhattan”

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I agree with too long gone. The comments gleefully anticipating the tape of prisoners are repugnant and have no place in civilized discussion.

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If it was japan he'd be off scott free. "I was drunk, very sorry", doesnt work in a country with an actual justice system.

It doesn’t work in japan either. Being drunk would never get him out of punishment.

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I think the comments regarding this justice being served is more of a reflection of how people are fed up with people in power and executives using the   'being drunk as an excuse' to committing rape and getting off scot free than celebrating him potentially getting raped in prison, but thanks for being so concerned for this pathetic excuse of a man.

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RickyK, exactly.

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