The Japanese Supreme Court upheld decisions by local courts which denied the right of a woman to complain about what she considered to be socially inappropriate ways of he father touching he body. She was upset that when she was eleven her father fingered her breasts claiming he was merely trying to measure her height. The Japanese Supreme Court claimed a father has a right to touch his daughter’s breast.
I have no problem with a parent measuring the height of a child, I did it with my children as have millions of other parents. But, what is the connection between measuring height and feeling up your daughter? Any father who feels the need to finger the breasts of his daughter is not worried how tall or short she is, but he sure feels the need to feel.
Japan Times June 4, 2007 “A Socially Acceptable Act of Child Abuse”