Alumni from the American School in Japan are demanding an independent inquiry into whether school officials covered up knowledge of sexual abuse committed by teacher Jack Moyer.

The former students claim that ASIJ staff, including past head teachers, were notified of Moyer's abuse on numerous occasions during his employment with the school in Tokyo between 1963 and 2000, but the school ignored the complaints and allowed Moyer to continue working with young children.

Alumni also worry that current ASIJ administrators have failed to share information on Moyer's alleged crimes with the Metropolitan Police Department or the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Moyer is believed to have worked with Japanese elementary school and junior high school students from the mid-1980s until 2003. He committed suicide in 2004.