After some news papers wrote about a woman of 60 wired 1,000,000 Japanese Yen to fake US army soldier whom she never met, some TV talk shows talked about romance scams, resulted with people get to know that numbers of Japanese people (men and women) are also victimized by this kind of scam.
Mainichi News Paper (3rd Nov 2018)
https://mainichi.jp/articles/20181103/k ... 40/246000c
https://translate.google.com/translate? ... %2F246000c
The TV shows had Terue Shinkawa (author and NPO rep for supporting single mothers and step families) as guest to explain and comment about the romance scams.
The real victims appeared on TV and interviewed.(identities were hidden.) One woman said that she sent 12,000,000 JPY to the fake doctor in Syria.
Bibit (TBS) 6th Nov 2018
Tokudane (Fuji TV) 7th Nov 2018
Goody (Fuji TV) 7th Nov 2018