Takehiko Ogihara (pictured) raped woman in her central London apartment
A Japanese bank executive who curtsied and apologized to the flight attendant during a “grim” four-day rape ordeal was sentenced to 11 years in prison.
Takehiko Ogihara, 40, told the woman to ask him if he wanted to “have sex before bed” on a humiliating list of daily chores she had to complete.
Ogihara, a former executive director of Nomura International, made the woman apologize after he raped her during the ordeal at her apartment in Marylebone, central London.
Judge Michael Simon said: “You sought to isolate her from her close friends and even told her that she should give up her job so that she had time to finish her household chores.
“Due to a heightened sense of honor or some other individual characteristic, your take on what she told you about her previous relationships became an source of anger for you.
“This manifested itself on September 4, 2013 when you were in a restaurant.
“Something she said made you angry and you accused her of not caring enough about you and that she has to apologize.”
“Text messages showed that you had returned to the apartment, ordered her to sit in ‘Caesar’ style and write a report describing how sorry she was.
“Shortly after, the text messages go unbelievably silent. You have put him through a degrading, terrifying and sinister ordeal.
“The attack you imposed on the victim had long term psychological effects.”
Blackfriars Crown Court in London learned that Ogihara wanted to control the woman both physically and sexually.
He made a to-do list, including waking him up in the morning, bringing him breakfast and lunch, and giving him “sexual gratification.”
The victim had to take sacred oaths twice a day before asking if he needed sex before bed.
Ogihara also demanded that the woman stay awake after he fell asleep.
When she told him that she needed the toilet, he made her urinate in front of him.
He stood over the woman kicking, slapping and pulling her victim by the hair in her lavish apartment between September 13-16, 2013.
The banker also ordered the woman to strip naked before sexually assaulting her.
Blackfriars Crown Court in London learned that Ogihara wanted to control the woman physically and sexually
Ogihara told police he did not recall whether he had sex with the woman and claimed the list of humiliating tasks was fictitious.
Charlotte Newell, prosecutor, told the court at sentencing that the victim did not want to provide a witness impact statement.
She said, “She no longer wishes to cede her dignity to Mr. Ogihara by describing what happened to him.”
Ogihara’s current partner cried as the judge handed down the sentence.
Nomura, the largest retail financial holding company in Japan, established a base in London in 2009 after buying out the Asian and European operations of Lehman Brothers the year before.
Ogihara, of Richmond, denied but was convicted of two counts of rape, two of sexual assault and one of assault causing actual bodily harm.
He was jailed for 11 years and an injunction was imposed preventing him from contacting the victim and he will be on the sex offender registry for life.