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ASIJ LOGOToday, the thirteen sexual abuse victims from the American School in Japan have released their own investigative report detailing the decades of abuse and cover-up that took place at the elite private school in Tokyo.

The victims’ report has been in the works for nearly a year.  The investigation was conducted by the law firm retained by the victims —  Crew Janci LLP in Portland, Oregon.  Crew Janci LLP is known for bringing high profile cases for sexual abuse against the Catholic Church, Boy Scouts of America, Mormon Church and other churches, schools and community organizations.

Over the last year, a team of lawyers and legal professionals from Crew Janci LLP conducted a thorough investigation, reviewing thousands of pages of documents and  interviewing nearly 100 witnesses (including former teachers, students, staff and administrators).


The Crew Janci Report reveals that:

  • By the late 1960s, ASIJ knew of Moyer’s inappropriate behavior with young female students – several years before Moyer abused any one of the thirteen victims in this case;
  • In the years that followed, ASIJ Headmasters, Principals, and administrators received more than five dozen direct reports of Moyer’s ongoing sexual misconduct with students.
  • Multiple of the victims and their family members reported Moyer’s abuse to high level ASIJ administrators during their attendance at ASIJ in the 1970s and 1980s.
  • Moyer confessed in writing to sexually abusing ASIJ students, including specifically identifying seven of these thirteen victims by name.
  • ASIJ leaders concealed Moyer’s sexual abuse of female students for more than forty years
  • Despite multiple promises to take action, ASIJ never took steps to report or restrict Moyer’s access to children.
  • From the time of Moyer’s suicide in January of 2004 until at least March 2014, the school continued to conceal the extent and scope of Moyer’s abuse and deny its responsibility.

Based on the recently-revealed truth about ASIJ’s concealment of Moyer’s abuse of girls, the newly appointed Board of Directors for ASIJ recently issued a public apology, admitting:

[T]here were Heads of School, high-level administrators as well as teachers who were aware of information concerning abuse by Moyer. Survivors attempted many times to expose abuse, and we are ashamed to report that they were rebuffed or ignored by the school. . . . [T]eachers and administrators . . . failed to protect the students in their charge.”

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Peter Janci

Peter has represented more than one hundred victims of sexual abuse over nearly a decade. In Spring of 2010, Peter Janci served as part of the Plaintiff’s trial team in Kerry Lewis v. Boy Scouts of America — a child sexual abuse trial in Portland, Oregon that resulted in a $19.9 million verdict for the Plaintiff. Peter has tried a number of jury and bench trials, in addition to representing clients at arbitration and meditation. Peter has also helped obtain dozens of other significant settlements for other survivors of sexual abuse.