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December 01 2017

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October 28 2017

Hachimaru, Nagoya Castle's character
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September 03 2017

September 02 2017

August 27 2017

maako: Lunch time (国立新美術館)

The National Art Center, Tokyo.

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August 24 2017

August 22 2017

Pikachu Outbreak 2017, Yokohama

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August 21 2017

August 17 2017

June 21 2017

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  • thedailybeast.com: Is Japan’s Top Politician Behind a Shameful Rape Cover-Up?

    “Japan’s ruling coalition, headed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, has been mired in scandal for several weeks amid allegations Abe personally bent the law or broke it to benefit his political cronies and friends. Even a senior member of Abe’s own Liberal Democratic Party says, ‘There is nothing this administration wouldn’t do to crush its enemies and reward its pals.’

    But new allegations have raised the possibility that the administration may have gone so far as to quash a rape investigation on behalf of a close friend of Abe: the dapper, hipster-bearded broadcast journalist Noriyuki Yamaguchi, who also penned two laudatory books on the prime minister.

    The story became national news on May 29 when a 28-year-old journalist named Shiori held a press conference at the Tokyo District Court as she sought to reopen the closed investigation into her case. In accordance with the wishes of her relatives, she has kept her family name out of the papers.

    In a country where fewer than 10 percent of rape victims ever file a report, it is rare for victims to speak out and even rarer for them to show their faces.”

  • japansubculture.com: Shiori’s Full Statement On Her Ordeal

    “Two years ago, I was raped. Going through the subsequent procedures, I came to the painful realization that the legal and social systems in Japan work against victims of sex crimes. I felt strongly about needing to change this adverse structure, and decided to go public with my case.

    I will go into details later, but in the beginning, the police would not even let me file a report on this case. They told me that it was difficult to investigate sex crimes under the current law. Also, the person in question, Mr. Yamaguchi, was the Washington Bureau Chief of Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) at the time, and a public figure. During the investigation, I received insults that were unbearable as a victim.

    However, my intention is not to criticize the entire police force. The Takanawa Police eventually became sympathetic to my situation and worked hard to investigate this case. Thanks to their efforts, investigations were completed and an arrest warrant was issued. But just as the warrant was about to be executed, the then-Chief Detective ordered investigators to call off the arrest. I question the existence of a police organization that allows such unforgiveable circumstances to transpire.

    I also question the procedures that sex crime victims are required to undergo at hospitals in order to receive treatment and examinations, as well as the insensitivity of organizations that provide information for victims. A fundamental change needs to be made to this structure.”

    “I want to ask a question to all people living in Japan. Are we really going to continue to let this happen?

    For the past two years, I often wondered why I was still alive. The act of rape killed me from the inside. Rape is murder of the soul. Only my body was left, and I was overwhelmed by the feeling that I had become a shell.

    After the incident, I concentrated on seeking the truth as a journalist. I had no other choice. I felt like I would be mentally crushed if I considered myself a victim. Focusing on work was a way for me to protect myself.

    I then came across a photo documentary of rape victims and their families by Mary F. Calvert in a World Press Photo exhibit. In the exhibit, there was a diary of a woman who had been raped. In this diary, there was a drawing of wrist cutting, accompanied by a message that said, ‘If only it was this easy.’ In the end, this woman killed herself.

    I understand this woman’s pain. She doesn’t exist in this world anymore, but I witnessed those photos and received her message. And this is what I thought: ‘I have to reveal the horror of rape and the enormous impact it has on the victim’s life.’

    Becoming a rape victim myself made me realized just how small our voices are, and how difficult it is to have our voices heard in society. At the same time, I recognized the need to face this issue as a journalist. If I hadn’t been a journalist, I may have given up. I know there are countless women who have gone through the same experience, leaving them hurt and crushed. I know that, both in the past and still today, many of these women have given up.”

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October 28 2017

Hachimaru, Nagoya Castle's character
https://styledrift.wordpress.com/

September 03 2017

September 02 2017

August 27 2017

maako: Lunch time (国立新美術館)

The National Art Center, Tokyo.

Reposted frommr-absentia mr-absentia

August 24 2017

August 22 2017

Pikachu Outbreak 2017, Yokohama

https://styledrift.wordpress.com/
Reposted byanimemolotovcupcakeKryptoniteapertureangusiastyszyderaveritas1

August 21 2017

August 17 2017

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