News About ASIJ

The Japan Times

June 23, 2014 – ASIJ Abuse Scandal Stirs Dark Memories Among Readers

June 9, 2014 – ASIJ Announces Investigation into Sex Abuse

June 2, 2014 – Letters: What Did ASIJ Know of Moyer Sex Abuse and Why Was Nothing Done?

May 12, 2014 – After ASIJ Admission that Teacher Abused Kids, Ex-Students Demand Inquiry

March 20, 2014 – ASIJ Admits Honored Teacher Sexually Abused Students

September 1, 2014 – St. Mary’s International School in Tokyo Rocked by Sexual Abuse Claims

April 24, 2015 - Lack of Progress in Probe into ASIJ Ex-teacher’s Sex Abuses Riles Victims

June 5, 2015 – American School in Japan Admits Covering Up Teacher’s Sex Abuse for Decades

June 15, 2015 – ASIJ Sex Abuse Report is Finally Released, Blames ‘Cultural Taboos’

June 16, 2015 – Former Victims Dismiss ASIJ’s Sex Abuse Report as “Whitewash”

The Oregonian

June 12, 2014 – American School in Japan Told Pedophile Teacher Abused Girls for Decades, Portland Firm Says

June 15, 2015 – 2 Oregon Child Sex Abuse Survivors Among Those Who Reach Settlement with Japanese School

The English Language Gazette

June 2014 –  Vahey preyed on US-funded school network


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  1. What crap. No one has bothered to mention Jack Moyer’s close ties to Japan’s Imperial family. Why is this? Britain’s Prince Andrew was recently caught up in a sex scandal; he’s been accused of having sex with a child (sex worker). Moyer was invited to attend Emperor Akihito’s enthronement ceremony on November 12th, 1990. Moyer told me of this himself. Moyer was admired by the Emperor for his work in marine biology and his knowledge of Nihongo and all things Japanese. Moyer went native big time. Americans were an “inferior” species in Moyer’s warped, narcissistic mind. His connection to the Imperial throne was certainly a good reason for a cover up, among others.

    Uh, by cultural taboos, do you mean “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”? What legalese nonsense, to say that there was a “historical lack of formal policies” and “cultural taboos” to explain why ASIJ failed to stop a serial child rapist from assaulting young female students for almost forty years (“ASIJ sex abuse report is finally released, blames cultural ‘taboos'”).
    The Law is an Ass. And ASIJ (American School in a Jam) was trying to cover its well endowed ass for forty long years. The 32 known victims of Jack Moyer’s pedophilic assaults and those that remain unknown were molested or raped because the school failed in its duty to protect the students. If Moyer had been a deeply troubled serial arsonist, he would have been fired and faced criminal charges after the first suspected incident. If Moyer had raped a headmaster’s wife, he’d have been dismissed immediately. But children were fair “game”? If Moyer had been selling illegal drugs to his students, he’d have faced criminal charges in a Japanese court. But raping a junior high school girl? No big deal. Hell, as recently as 1990 the age of consent in Tokyo was twelve! As long as Moyer’s victims were over the age of twelve, he never broke the law.
    The Boston law firm that conducted the investigation, Ropes and Gray, spent over a year interviewing 110 people associated with ASIJ, including a number of Moyer’s victims, and yet its final report simply concludes that there was a “historical lack of formal policies” and various “cultural taboos”? Yes, Moyer’s transgressions were “powerful” and “deeply troubling”, but they were also: “evil”, “vile”, “hideous”, “lurid”, “heinous”, “fiendish”, “an abomination”, “degenerate”, “an anathema”, “sociopathic”, “perverted”, and “monstrous”. I’m sure that Moyer’s many victims would use much more pejorative words to describe the ASIJ child rapist.

    Ropes and Gray must have been inspired by the Japanese government’s investigation into the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant disaster. The nuclear energy safety authorities finally ruled that the
    disaster was the result of cultural factors that no one had any control over. LOL. Blame it all on Japanese culture. End of debate.

    Will Moyer’s victims ever be fairly compensated for their suffering? Thank God Moyer wasn’t a serial killer!

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