Two recent domestic cases involving sexual assault illustrate just how far the land of the rising sun is from dealing with crimes against women.

Many Americans expressed outrage when former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner was released from prison after spending three months behind bars for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman.

In Japan, Turner would most likely have never been arrested. If prosecutors were able to secure a conviction, it's also highly likely he would not have spent a day behind bars. Rape prosecutions in Japan are fairly rare and even if a suspect is found guilty, many dodge prison by apologizing and paying damages.