Tuesday, June 1, 2004 - 11:44 PM KDT
This TV interview alludes to the need for, 'Japanese guys formulate these rape clubs to get in on the action.' Specifically: "Ever since we were defeated in World War II, Japanese men have not been able to recover."
Top Japanese university battles rape allegations
ABC Online, Australia - 1 June
TV PROGRAM TRANSCRIPT
...RYUICHI DAIGO, JOURNALIST (TRANSLATION): Because those girls longed for the city life, they were willing to believe anything.
They thought skolling drinks was the Tokyo style.
It's come out in court that some of the women actually consented to be gang raped.
They voluntarily submitted their bodies.
Some later became girlfriends of Super Free members.
MARK SIMKIN: The ABC has obtained extraordinary video footage that shows what happened after the parties began.
The women outnumber the men 20 to 1.
Proceedings are carefully orchestrated.
Some of the techniques are similar to those used by cults.
The charismatic Super Free members certainly behave like gods, whipping the crowds into a frenzy.
RYUICHI DAIGO (TRANSLATION): It's often said that Japanese people cannot do anything alone but, instead, have a group mentality.
This is an extreme example of that.
The parties are like some kind of cult or new religion.
... SHINTARO MIYAWAKI, ARTIST (TRANSLATION): Ever since we were defeated in World War II, Japanese men have not been able to recover.
They have got weaker, while women have become stronger.
Men have developed an inferiority complex.
That's why they like to read 'Rapeman' including the alleged ringleader. ...