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20-year-old man arrested for pouring urine on woman

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Police in Tokyo have arrested a 20-year-old man on assault charges after he poured urine from a bottle on the leg of a woman in Adachi Ward in August.

According to police, the suspect, Junichi Minezaki, an upholstery worker, approached the 24-year-old woman as she was returning to her home on Aug 2 and poured urine from a plastic bottle onto her right leg, TBS reported Wednesday.

On Tuesday, police publicly posted a photo of the suspect taken from a street surveillance camera. In the afternoon, police received a call from Minezaki saying he was the man in the photo and that he would turn himself in.

On Aug 20, a similar incident occurred in the same area in Adachi Ward, involving a high school girl. Police also said that in April and May of this year, a total of six cases were reported in which a man riding a bicycle flung urine on unsuspecting pedestrians.

Investigators are questioning Minezaki about his involvement in those incidents.

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Marking his territory? Tough to guess what's inside the mind of an oddball.

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What is wrong with some people?

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Japan has a serious lack of mental health workers that can address these individuals before they can act out. Neighborhoods, communities and companies tend to sweep these individuals aside or under the carpet even though they are aware of their odd behavior. During my years at work in Japan I saw many obvious acts of unusual behaviour that went unreported. When I asked my j-wife what to do, the answer was always to keep my nose out of it. Is my case out of the norm?

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Sick ... sick and sick , But he is better than the others who did terrible things these days

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Weirdo, and there are plenty of them around, but how disgusting and I bet the people who got peed on were sickened by this freaks twisted act.

Get this sicko the mental help he obviously needs and then keep track of his where abouts so his acts don't escalate into something more sinister.

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Hawkeye,

When I asked my j-wife what to do, the answer was always to keep my nose out of it. Is my case out of the norm?

A symptom of uchi vs soto: you're either in the accepted social group, or out of it, whether quietly dropped or dramatically ostracized. Anyone outside the group might well be a Martian, hence people's surprise when one shifts seats to let friends sit together.

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This creep obviously has a few screws loose, but he will be warned and thrown back in the streets within a week.

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Yet another nutter.

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Yep, say nothing do nothing, my neighbour has a bottle of urine, why is that abnormal? Does not everyone carry a bottle of Bodley fluid to pour on someone? And it's Japan weird is the norm.

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What is going on with Japan these days! 20 years ago Japan was a much better place than it is now. Seems like as the years go by, more and more Japanese people are turning into a bunch of werid idiots.

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@Hawkeye

Japan has a serious lack of mental health workers that can address these individuals before they can act out. Neighborhoods, communities and companies tend to sweep these individuals aside or under the carpet even though they are aware of their odd behavior. During my years at work in Japan I saw many obvious acts of unusual behaviour that went unreported. When I asked my j-wife what to do, the answer was always to keep my nose out of it. Is my case out of the norm?

THIS! Where is the government funding for mental health initiatives? Where are the awareness-raising campaigns? Celebrity (ie. respectable celebrities, not ditzy 'idols' or boy band members) endorsements?

It's just swept under the rug...

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I've said it before, and I'll say it again.... You can find weird anywhere in the world, but nobody does weird like the Japanese.

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There are people with fetishes like 'golden showers' (giving or receiving), and while I can't understand it, so be it as long as all those involved are adults and consenting. But to have a fetish about assaulting someone with urine -- I'm REALLY lost on that one. Get this person some serious help before they graduate to something worse.

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He behaves like the dog. Obviously, he needs professional help. He should be sending to Psychiatric Hospital for to valuate his behavior. Poor guy he is just 20 years old. He is one of many undiagnosed mentally ill persons in Japan.

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wow

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HawkeyeOct. 01, 2014 - 04:15PM JST

Japan has a serious lack of mental health workers that can address these individuals before they can act out. Neighborhoods, communities and companies tend to sweep these individuals aside or under the carpet even though they are aware of their odd behavior. During my years at work in Japan I saw many obvious acts of unusual behaviour that went unreported. When I asked my j-wife what to do, the answer was always to keep my nose out of it. Is my case out of the norm?

Much the same as every other country in the world then, huh? See something weird and call the authorities and likely they won't even respond and in the highly unlikely event that they do, they won't do a thing about it and you will be labeled as a crank.

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Not just a lack of mental health workers but also there needs to be a shift by the government to promoting a more "kind" and fair society as they claim is important. For the last 50 years the government advancing the industrial economy but this also help create the mental disorders.

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One incident and you guys are bemoaning "what is going on with Japan?" Weird people are everywhere. Adding more mental health workers won't make people go see them. You need to just accept that if you're in the wrong place at the wrong time around the wrong person, you might, just might have some urine poured on your leg. Just thank goodness he wasn't crazy enough to pour that stuff in her hair, because, you know, that would be wrong.

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Japan has a serious lack of mental health workers that can address these individuals before they can act out.

This is not actually true. Plus how do you expect to actually do anything for anyone if they are not identified as being a risk to give the proper authorities the chance to assist them prior to their actions?

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Urine trouble!

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I am sure he was stalking on her - one-side love

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Weirdo. he could have got a deriheru mag and paid for the right to do this to a consenting adult.

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Everyone always seems to have such sympathy for sick people at the bottom of the gene pool… I think it should be as much attention paid to those that show great promise those Who are not sick, perverted or diseased… Those able to not only care for themselves but to be the greatest good to society now and in the future

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Everyone always seems to have such sympathy for sick people at the bottom of the gene pool… I think it should be as much attention paid to those that show great promise those Who are not sick, perverted or diseased…

It's not a zero-sum game. Having sympathy for people at the bottom doesn't mean that there is no room left for attention for those who are at the top.

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JohnBecker I have to agree!

Kekahuna: the good, beautiful and strong people of this world have a responsibility to help those with less.

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ribstick... yes, there are strange occurances all over the world, but I haven't seen reports from other countries about men throwing yoghurt or urine at women, taking upskirt photos using ingenious methods, police officers flashing at women, etc... As much as I love Japan, these just baffle me.

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