Emily Bishop comments

Posted in: Saying 'Me Too' in Japan carries risk of being criticized, ignored See in context

I remember that a friend of ours was almost raped in the park when we lived in Japan. She managed to escape and run away. She is half Japanese and grew up in the States and was living with her Japanese grandmother. She went to the police station and tried to report it. The police told her how she would bring trouble for her grandmother if she filed a report and persuaded her not to. Who knows if anyone lifted a finger to catch the guy abd what he went on to do. A Japanese friend of a friend also apparently dropped out of university because a guy touched her on the train every day. Even if she changed the time of the train he was still there. She never reported this or spoke up in the train. What I'm trying to say is that there is a strong culture of not reporting sexual crimes in Japan.

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