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Japan Loath to Discuss Incestuous Abuse

Saturday, September 16, 2006 Posted: 09:35 AM JST

(The Japan Times) - Although incestuous abuse of a female child by her own father takes place frequently in Japan, the Japanese media refuse to critically discuss it, regarding it mostly as a plain taboo. Meanwhile, the Japanese legislature and the judiciary collusively dismiss this crime against humanity, thereby encouraging it.

During the summer when "Chitose" (not her real name) was 11, she was at home with her father one day watching TV in the dining room, when he suddenly grabbed her breast for a few seconds. According to Chitose, now an adult, "It was as if an atomic bomb had been dropped during peacetime." Read article

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