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2 men arrested for extorting over Y3 mil from someone they saw taking upskirt video

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By RocketNews24

According to Tokyo Metropolitan Police, on Nov 8, 22-year-old Masashi Nakamura and 20-year-old Ryoma Fujishima witnessed a white-collar worker in his 30s taking a secret video up the skirt of a high school student in Machida Station. So, like any upstanding citizens, they confronted the man.

However, like slightly-less-than-upstanding citizens they told him they knew what he was up to and requested he pay them off. Caught red-handed, the voyeur complied and handed over 41,000 yen to the two “Voyeur Hunters” as dubbed by the media.

Now with a small chunk of change obtained from the voyeur, they probably all could have gone their separate ways to reflect on their own various crimes. However, the pair of Voyeur Hunters made the classic mistake of getting greedy and said to the vile videographer, “We know the girl you taped and a few tens of thousands of yen isn’t going to make up for what you did.”

So they went to a money lender where the voyeur took out a three million yen loan, bringing the total extorted amount to 3.41 million yen. With such extensive damage to his finances, the voyeur felt he had no choice but to swallow his pride, go to the police, and report Nakamura and Fujishima, who could be easily identified by security camera footage.

Expecting the Voyeur Hunters to stalk the same grounds, police easily found them again prowling through Machida Station and made the arrest on 17 November. During interrogation Fujishima is reported to have confessed while the seemingly more legal-savvy Nakamura denies the charges saying he “did not intend to threaten the man.”

Police are assuming this is not the first time these Voyeur Hunters caught someone. According to their various social network accounts, they both had recently dropped out of their universities with Nakamura pursing a career as a DJ and uploading pictures of himself at a Macau casino. Meanwhile, Fujishima posted photos of himself staying in high-class hotels and attending fancy parties.

The number of reported hidden camera incidents in Japan was 3,265 in 2014 and has been steadily rising. In response there has also been a reported upward trend in Voyeur Hunters as well, some of whom are said to get more efficient results by working with women who will ride up and down escalators wearing short skirts to lure out potential pervs. An investigation is still ongoing to see whether this was the method of these men as well.

While this latest incident isn’t entirely unprecedented, many readers were still surprised by this novel industry.

“Japan is a country of opportunity, where you can make a business out of anything.” “Someone should start a Voyeur Hunter Hunter business.” “I’m already working on a Voyeur Hunter Hunter Hunter business.”

Sources: Yahoo! Japan News via My Game News Flash, Nikkan Gendai

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Stupid, should left after the first payoff, your greed cost your freedom

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And what oh what can I ask did the police do to the admittedly guilty perv when all was said and done? Sounds like he went home and got his money back.

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Friends with the girl?

Perhaps a set up.

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3,000,000 + 41,000 = 3,041,000. Not 3,410,000

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real "upstanding" citizens these 2 are.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Only in japan!

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At least they are extorting the guilty as opposed to school classmates threatening weaker kids into handing over large sums of money, albeit a little overboard in this case. And let's not forget, if there was not such a population of repressed hentai, there would be no industry in extorting them!

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No problem with people extorting money from perverts as far as I'm concerned. Anything to stamp out that plague helps.

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So it's okay to commit a crime, as long as they have a good reason?

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this can be a very dangerous country and people don't even know it. The japanese don't have guts to commit strong arm robbery or similar, but they use tricks, with the police on their favor, to rob you. Countless, but countless stories just like this. They wait for every opportunity to commit the "justified" robbery. They don't come up to you and say "give me your wallet", but instead "Give me your money or I call the police!" (????) If you simply bump into someone like these guys, you wished you got robbed at knifepoint!

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Math. Not even once.

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No it's not. Is it OK to sexualize school girls and take upskirt photos of them?

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I guess that rumor about Japanese being brilliant at math is not true.

I go to Machida all the time. Maybe now I know why weirdos follow my legs on the stairs.

I am not sure which was worse, the photographing, or the extortion.

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And who said the Japanese don't have that entrepeneurial spirit?

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No problem with people extorting money from perverts as far as I'm concerned. Anything to stamp out that plague helps

Ever hear the saying : "Two wrongs don't make a right."

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whats wrong exactly... much better lesson than some police chat

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Don't molest women, who some are probably underage innocent schoolgirls. If you are a perv, use the Internet, and not get extorted. Only virus, malware etc. not end of career, loan sharks hunting you down.

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What does a 'Voyeur Hunter Hunter Hunter business' do? They hunt the guys, who hunt the guys, who hunt the voyeurs? If so-why? I'm not quite sure what the point would be.

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Perso if I were the 'white collar' caught in the act I would have turned myself in as soon as the guys tried to blackmail me (and would have dobbed them in too). Not saying I condone what the perv did btw, on the contrary, but I tend to think this other low act i.e blackmail should have triggered a 'responsible' reaction in the offender.

What does a 'Voyeur Hunter Hunter Hunter business' do? They hunt the guys, who hunt the guys, who hunt the voyeurs? If so-why? I'm not quite sure what the point would be.

Mate, you're taking things far too literally, that was just banter & forum talk (we all do it don't we!?) Don't think there will be a voyeur hunter hunter hunter biz anytime soon.

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So, is the pervert going to be punished too?

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It seems the writer of this article dropped out of Math class o.O

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This is wrong but as a Japanese man I can say that this is perhaps the unfortunate result of Japanese men suffering from sexual frustration. The gaikokujin male seems to be very popular with the Japanese ladies but it is not so easy for Japanese men to find a girlfriend in Japan. This is partly due to the economic hardships. Unlike other countries, in Japan there is less equality between the man and woman and many Japanese women want a man who is financially stable and can look after them. Hopefully if the economy improves and more money circulates such men will be able to find a girlfriend without resorting to such behaviour.

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So what about the perv who was taking the photos in the first place? Was he nicked? All it says is that he reported the extortion to the police. Bit like that teenage girl who reported her 'client' to the plod for passing on fake money.

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Just a day in the life of 3 low lives.

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Math skill of media people in Japan get worse than USA. They need to retrieve their old adding machine or abacus?

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