This is just unbelievable. An LDP lawmaker, Seiichi Ota, said the following during a debate:
Gang rape shows the people who do it are still virile, and that is okay. I think that might make them close to normal.
At least Prime Minister Koizumi is freely expressing his disgust (from Japan Today):
Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi did not hide his disgust. “He deserves to be rapped. Rape is an atrocious act of cowardice and has nothing to do with ‘virile’ qualities,” the furious Koizumi told reporters on Friday. “I don’t understand why he should make such a comment”.