I was wondering if anyone knew if there was any disposition of the
rape case involving Chunichi Dragons third baseman Kazuyoshi Tatsunami.
The last I read, which was some time ago, a woman had sent a complaint
to the Nagoya prosecutor's office about the alleged incident
that involved her being drugged and raped at a hotel during the 2004
Japan Series and Tatsunami then calling on a friend who is a prominent
figure in an organized crime group to try to make it go away. Tatsunami
himself has denied that he has done anything wrong.
The Dragons themselves are positioning it as a "private matter" and
basically don't want to get involved, which doesn't say much for the
ethics of that team.
Moreover, while this is unreliable, I undestand that there may be
other rape victims of Tatsunami, though that comes off of sites like
2Channel, which isn't credible enough to lend any credence to. It is
true that he is a notorious womanizer and was recently linked to an
affair with tarento Anna Umemiya. But does that affinity for the babes
extend to rape?