Japanese taxpayers billed ¥3 million for US sailor’s rape

19 May 2008 by Mike Gogulski
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Poppy Downes: And meanwhile, our brothers from the east were eating bowls of rice safely nestled in their internment camps.
Chuck Noblet: Excellent report, Poppy. It’s important that we never forget the atrocities the Japanese committed against our boys.

From the Sydney Morning Herald:

Japan pays Australian rape victim $30,000 as US sailor walks free

May 20, 2008

JAPAN will pay compensation of three million yen ($30,000) to an Australian woman who was raped in 2002 by a US sailor who never faced prosecution.

But the victim, who uses the pseudonym of Jane, says it means little because the rapist is still free.

The woman was raped in 2002 by a then sailor of the USS Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier in the naval port city of Yokosuka, south of Tokyo. Japanese prosecutors dropped the case without pressing a charge against the sailor.

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