If you would like to contact Jane at Warriors Japan for any questions if you or someone you know has been raped or sexually abused then your confidentiality will be maintained at all times and all information will be kept confidential.
What Should You Do If You Have Been Raped?
If you have been raped, you should
1. First get to a safe place, away from your attacker.
2. Then you should immediately go to a hospital emergency room.
3. Do not bathe or change your clothes before you go to the hospital. Just get there as fast as you can.
CALL SOMEONE WHO YOU CAN TRUST
CALL YOUR EMBASSY OR CONSULATE IN JAPAN FOR HELP
List of Embassies and Consulates-General in Japan
You may contact your Embassy or Consulate for contacts for legal and medical assistance. They are there to support you and your needs!
Link to the Ministry Of Foreign Affairs Of Japan Embassy List
WHAT IS RAPE? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Though definitions vary, rape is defined in most jurisdictions as sexual intercourse, or other forms of sexual penetration, by one person ("the accused" or "the perpetrator") with or against another person ("the victim") without the consent of the victim.
What happens in the hospital emergency room?
In Japan rape test kits may not be readily available. However if a proper rape test kit is available then the doctor in the emergency room will examine your body for injuries and collect forensic evidence. There may be pieces of evidence such as clothing fibers, hairs, saliva, semen or body fluid that may help identify the attacker. Internationally, in most hospitals, a "rape kit" is used to help collect evidence. A rape kit is a standard kit with items such as, microscope slides and plastic bags for collecting and storing evidence. Samples of evidence may be used in court.
Next, the doctor will need to do a blood test. Women of child bearing age will be checked for pregnancy and all rape victims should be tested for diseases and infections that can be passed through sexual contact. Also cultures of the cervix may be sent to a lab to check for disease, too. The results of some of these tests may not be immediate and you may have to go back to the hospital in several days or a few weeks. It's important for you to see your to review the results of these tests. If any of the tests are positive for any diseases or types of infection, you'll need to talk with your doctor about treatment.
Remember - IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT!
Sexual assault is a terrible crime. But it is VITAL to know that
it's not your fault, and you didn't cause it to happen. Rape is against the law. You have the right to report this crime to the police, and you have the right to be treated with dignity, compassion and in privacy during the justice process.