|The story below is originally published on Mainichi Daily News by Mainichi Shinbun (http://mdn.mainichi.jp).|
|They admitted inventing its kinky features, or rather deliberately mistranslating them from the original gossip magazine.|
|In fact, this is far from the general Japanese' behavior or sense of worth.|
Japan has been rocked by news that a veteran caregiver who virtually raised an abused boy at a children's home lured him into a tempestuous sexual relationship, according to Shukan Shincho (8/31).
The weekly does not identify either the 29-year-old nurse, or the Saitama Prefecture children's home where she worked and the boy she seduced grew up.
But it does note that it is a Christian-run facility funded by taxpayers.
"The nurse who had the sexual relationship with the schoolboy started working there in 1999. She was a highly experienced nurse," a spokesman for the Saitama Prefectural Government's Child Safety Section tells Shukan Shincho. "The boy had been in the home from infancy and she treated him as though he were her own child. But, as the boy grew up, the affection she had felt for him turned into love."
She apparently lured him into having sex about two years ago.
"The boy found himself a girlfriend and the nurse responded by kicking and biting him," the government official says.
The home was originally founded to take care of war orphans, and later changed to become a supposed safe haven for abused children. It's funded by the national and Saitama governments, with each child in its care costing taxpayers 3 million yen a year.
Becoming a nurse at the home requires a qualification, such as passing a government-run exam or graduation from a training institution. Nurses are required to live at the home, and it's not unheard of for them to become involved with their charges in a manner way more intimately than is expected of them.
In fact, the same Saitama home is now coming under pressure because a couple of years ago, one of its male officials was sacked for having sex with a schoolgirl living there.
"When the guy was fired, the nurse realized her relationship with the boy was a bit risky and she pulled the plug on it in April last year," the government official tells Shukan Shincho. "The relationship was exposed after the nurse and the boy had a huge fight over him having found a girlfriend. The upshot of that argument was that some time in June, the boy reported the nurse to another official at the home."
(By Ryann Connell)