University Defends Gang Rapists, Ignores Victim


A university has attracted almost universal criticism for defending at least six men who gang raped a fellow student, refusing to report them to police on the grounds that “they might commit suicide”.

The crime in question was perpetrated by six students of a Kyoto university, in their early to mid twenties, all of whom have been identified as sports specialists (including football and American football).


The men took turns raping a highly inebriated19-year-old girl at a drinking party, who had apparently passed out after drinking a large amount of beer. Reportedly, they held the door to the room into which they took the girl shut when a staff member attempted entry, and this aroused suspicions.

The victim reported the rape to the university, which investigated and suspended the perpetrators. It did not bother informing police though.

Police later acted to arrest the six, and all but one denied the crimes, claiming “she wasn’t drunk” and “she consented”. One however admits to the rape and confirms the details established by police.

In addition to the six, several other students are thought to have been present who might have intervened, but did nothing, and police are investigating this.

Whilst the crime itself has been given much coverage by the media, the astonishingly lenient response of the university has attracted equal attention, virtually all condemnatory.

The university first conducted an internal investigation, which concluded that “indecent acts” had indeed taken place. However, they did not report the matter to police, instead opting to merely suspend the rapists.

The university head explained that, had the case been made public, “the perpetrators might be in danger of committing suicide,” and due to these “educational considerations” they were not even expelled, and excused itself further by saying that it was not sure whether a rape had actually taken place, although it did not reveal details of its “investigations”.

He later defended his leniency further to students: “It was a heinous act which trampled on her rights. I wish to raise awareness of human rights, and for you all to reflect on this case. Maybe I’ll be called soft, but we also have a duty to allow these offenders to reform and go out into society at large,” referring to their suspension rather than expulsion.

It seems their victim will be expected to continue attending the same university as her rapists, assuming any of them manage to return to university in timely fashion after serving any ensuing sentences.

The reaction to the case, in particular the handling of the rapists by the university, has been one of outrage, with most observers concerned that the university is more concerned about protecting the perpetrators than it is about what appears to be a very clear example of a crime.

Via Itai News.

Most rape allegations are of course false, but in this case even leaving aside the matter of the confession and the witnesses, there are still the undeniably odd priorities of the university administration…

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    Comment by Anonymous
    14:37 04/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow the amount of misogyny and victim blaming here is ridiculous. Is it because she wasn't a loli?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:35 04/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That girl is 19 years old. For all intends and purposes she should be considered an adult. She should know how to drink responsibly. I would have had more sympathy for her if she was a 15/16 years old who doesn't know better about alcohol. While those guys' actions are inexcusable, all this would likely have been prevented if she didn't get intoxicated. It doesn't change the fact that she is the victim in this case, but getting drunk wasn't really a smart thing for her to do in that situation.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:14 05/06/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I agree. I think it was a bad decision on her part to get drunk, but that it by no means justifies what the men did to her.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:06 04/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Finally, a sensible, moderate, well thought-out comment.


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    Comment by TheSlider
    23:30 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    You don't know if she wanted to get drunk nor if she was forced or challenged to drink that much. One of them even admited when he could have denied like his friends...
    Think about your friends if you have any, what would you think if they rape your sorry ass while you are drunk and thus unable to think clearly or defend yourself ? Would you think, 'i got drunk with a bunch of people who i though were friends, i deserved it' ?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:33 16/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's Japan's way to blame the victim. And even after reading how incidents like this aren't reported to police there are still idiots who will think that Japan has a low crime rate.

    Comment by Canti
    16:19 04/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just me that thinks its pretty awesome the 2 rapists sort-off perfectly match the first 2 guys on the right of the picture? :3

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    Comment by Jo
    17:02 04/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hmmmmm, I wanna gangrape someone too!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:13 04/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The stupidity of this comment thread (especially from those condoning rape and/or condemning reporting it) is pretty damn near maximum (i.e. infinite). Most rape reports are false because most actual rapes go unreported, and I'd like to see how you fucktards feel after getting a 10-incher stuck up your poopers.
    Misogynist basement-dwellers like you give plenty of ammo to feminazis to keep portraying all men as pigs, in a neat little vicious circle. Meanwhile the actual issues and actual victims (whether real rape victims or false rapists) get ignored by everybody, and it just gets worse and worse. Oh, and in case you couldn't guess, I think the misandrists are just as bad.

    So, to all the wastes of ressources who consider themselves superior to half of humanity just because what's between their legs isn't the same as you, whether male or female: Fuck you. I hope you all die horrendously from an incurable, slow-acting, and painful strain of Ebola. Our world is already shitty enough that we don't need you to make it worse.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:25 04/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Same anon here - oh, and it's when they see and hear the shit you you puke all over which passes for your thoughts and ideas that feminazis choose to attack something to both put you in your place (fat chance considering your Dumbass Quotient), Japan, with its marvelously whacked-out culture, is an easy target compared to the real issues, making a convenient scapegoat. Your bullshit is actually helping those who want to scrap the industry we know and love.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:16 04/06/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You're just an angry idiot, by the way.

    Comment by アノニモウス
    19:17 04/06/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    While most of what you wrote makes sense, your argument that assumes males and females have only morphological differences between them is incorrect.
    Female and male brains have slightly different structure, and while this accounts mostly for behavioral patterns, rather than general intelligence, it does give a solid ground to gender supremacists to stand on, especially combined with the difference in physical capabilities due to hormone effects. I'm not saying they are right, but their false beliefs hold up better than racial supremacists when faced with logic. And we've all seen how easy nazis are convinced. How much easier would be to convince a group of men/women they are superior? *cough* feminazi *cough*

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:07 04/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I love you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:18 04/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, if the amount of nerdrage here equals to living in a basement, then you must be living in hell, dear.

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    Comment by MaidNiac
    13:59 04/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm amused on how accurate the OP pic is.. One girl and six men...

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    Comment by Meido_Guy
    20:43 04/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah I think this time its 2D=3D, image is quite hot btw (while the story is really fucked up unfortunately...)

    Comment by FoolyDooly
    12:10 04/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What's actually more sad is this is happening in America, too.

    We can't just laugh at Japan. They have to learn from somewhere, in fact...

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:22 04/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yea, drunk chicks are very easy to nail in the US, and drunk sex is not bad either. Now only if I can get sober enough to put on the rubber...

    Comment by Anon :D
    11:54 04/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "we also have a duty to allow these offenders to reform and go out into society at large”
    They are talking about reformation when they cant even admit the crime, or before they even get properly punished?

    “the perpetrators might be in danger of committing suicide”
    And the girl is not? the girl wasnt traumatized in the worst escenario possible? not once but several times by different subjects? WTF?

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:06 04/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Somehow, you tackled all the points I was going to mention. But yeah, amen to that bro. You don't let shitheads that commit a crime of the worst kind out into society without any reformation whatsoever aside from, "You're expelled, think about what you did." That of lenient attitude reinforces the freaking idea and mentality it's okay to do crap like that once, and get away with it. It's setting a bad example, and it's hardly just to the victim.

    The fact that they chose to do it in a group obviously reinforces the idea that the entire group were pieces of shits to begin with, so suicide or no suicide, society is sort of better off without rapists on the street. Their intelligence probably isn't worth crying over either considering the location they chose to do it...

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    Comment by Atma
    11:41 04/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If they don't commit suicide, then I'll finish their lives for them.

    Oh, and fuckers saying she deserved it? She was UNCONSCIOUS. Couldn't say yes. Dumbasses.

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    Comment by Almost Anon :D
    12:00 04/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    wtf is wrong with some people?
    rape in a game is, rape in real life is wrong, a crime, that must be punished, whose victim needs compensation even trough she/he ll never forget those traumas. Everytime someone says "she deserved it" or "She didnt say no, so it doesnt counts" ....makes me sick, god

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    Comment by Jira
    12:45 04/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well of course. I think a death penalty would be most appropriate in this situation. This is just fucking wrong, and she was unconscious. There are most likely pics floating around too, this girls life is pretty much ruined, because she got violated.

    Comment by nimas
    12:33 04/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


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    Comment by basilio
    12:45 04/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That is totally inappropriate to target a specific ethnic group that is absolutely unrelated to the article in question. Learn how to read and fix your caps lock key or gtfo.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:06 04/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    im stil expecting to play rapelay 2 xD

    Comment by the other anon
    12:45 04/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Waiting for acts II and III.

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    Comment by basilio
    12:43 04/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think they are wearing masks because of the SWINE FLU!

    Comment by SilverTide
    17:47 04/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    A major percentage of rapes are when a women regrets having consensual sex.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:13 06/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ugh, so many of these comments are completely disgusting. Yeah, maybe the girl shouldn't have gotten so drunk, but that's not an excuse to take advantage of her. I'm a chick, and it seems like everytime I start drinking I have guys hovering around just waiting for me to pass some point where it's suddenly ok for them to stuff their hands in my pants. Where did this mindset come from?? Fuck all y'all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:22 06/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe you should stop drinking then?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:52 06/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe you should stop being a disgusting pig?

    Comment by Klingengeist
    18:29 06/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    People take advantage of drunk guys too. Like make them doing something they will regret later.
    I'll stay away from drunk people because i hate them for how they behave. People which think that to party means to get drunk are plain stupid, but because many do this they defend it.

    "Herd instinct" comes to my mind...

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:39 12/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Aye, all in all I saw never drink around people unless you know at least one person there will have your back.

    If you are passed out and a girl and a guy so much as cops a feel, the at least half the shit needs to be beaten out of him by said friend(could be a girl feeling her up too but yeah one thing at a time.)

    While a guy is less likely to be flat out raped in the situation( though it can happen) If any of the dumb fuckers who think they are funny shoved something up the guy's ass or some such bullshit. They need ass beating again by said trustworthy friend.

    More people in the world need the hell beat out of them because they didn't get the proper discipline and morals growing fucking up it seems.

    Comment by Klingengeist
    02:19 06/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They should punish it harder, but also punish people that lie about it with the same severity because they can destroy the lifes of others with such lies.
    Also these who lie about being raped make it harder for real victims.

    Btw, the uni head should be punished for obstruction of justice (hope thats the right term in english for "Strafvereitelung").

    ps: Maybe some people will learn from this case, that the sould not trink themselves senseless...

    Comment by Waterfall Towers
    18:02 05/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lack of access to the 2.5D alternative leaves the frustrated looking for action in the 3D world.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:17 05/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    These six rapists are students of Kyoto University of Education.

    The case has nothing to do with Kyoto University. These two are different Universities.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:44 05/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Rot in jail for 15 years

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:03 07/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hope the entire governing board of that University gets sacked and banned from the profession for life.

    Oh and that staff member who discovered them up to no good, deserves either a promotion or a increase in his salary. Least he lived up to his responsibility as an educator and a decent human being.

    As for the rapists. The ones who still deny raping the girl can hang as far as I'm concerned (iirc, Japanese death penalty is hanging). The one who admitted the deed and is showing remorse. Well. Prison term and plenty of counseling. There's at least some potential with that one, for seeing him grow into a contributing and non harmful member of society.

    Victim. Lots of counseling to help her cope.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:49 20/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    nope, promotions!

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    Comment by Sigh
    07:15 08/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wait, they have a problem with them commiting suicide?

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:11 08/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    got any wind of which uni?

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:06 12/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "they might commit sucide?"

    If this is really what have happened, let them, in fact, harakiri, together with the board member who made the decision.

    Avatar of HentaiInRealLifeIsNotAwesome
    09:58 27/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well if they have any shred of guilt left in them, let those fuckers kill themselves.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:37 04/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And what the fuck she was doing out of the kitchen. Serves her right, next time she would know her place.

    Comment by Pokrec
    19:42 04/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And what would happen, if they commited suicide? They would have just properly punished themselves for what they had done.

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    Comment by Tommy
    18:13 04/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Grow some balls would you?

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:54 04/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just wondering, is the girl happened to be named Kuroha Diana Shiratori?


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    19:09 04/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Firo
    21:50 04/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Probably those guys were from rich families or smthng, 'cuz heck, what about the girl, ffs? >_>

    Comment by ShibariComplex
    09:55 05/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    they should be able too reform all right... by thinking about what they did in prison for the next 25 years!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:32 05/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And having their anuses penetrated by sexually depraved men.

    If the perpetrators had been foreigners, then there's no doubt in my mind that they'd have been sentenced to hang.

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