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54-year-old man arrested for walking naked in Sapporo

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Police in Sapporo have arrested a 54-year-old man for indecent exposure after he walked along a street and into a forest area, while naked.

According to police, the man got off the subway at Makomanai Station in Minami Ward at around 3 p.m. Sunday, Hokkaido Broadcasting Corp reported. 

Police said the man told them he was a company employee and that he was stressed out. His clothes were found near the forest area where he was detained.

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Morning wood.

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This happens all the time in US cities now. The nearly 600,000 homeless use the streets as their restroom. It is big problem that is not getting solved. I wish San Francisco, Los Angeles, and other US cities was as clean as Tokyo.

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piskianToday  04:50 pm JST

Morning wood.

today's belly-laugh..... thank ou! you naughty boy!

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@diagonalslip

Most of these commentariat can't see the wood for the trees.

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There should be the open field for people like him to run around naked. I will charge them just yen 1000 for a day.

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And yet what harm did he do? If his clothes were found near where he entered the woods it doesn’t sound like he wandered the streets naked. Just needed a bit of natural time in the peace of a wooded area to de-stress. And then the police harass and detain him. Great for his mental well-being.

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@CrashTestDummy More than a crash test dummy!!! Please correct me if I am wrong. Where in the print below does it talk about homelessness and the use of restrooms, or should I say cleanliness? Perhaps the print was not large enough to read or you just have on the wrong eyeglasses! But I think the latter part of your ID is what it is!!!!

This happens all the time in US cities now. The nearly 600,000 homeless use the streets as their restroom. It is big problem that is not getting solved. I wish San Francisco, Los Angeles, and other US cities was as clean as Tokyo.

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So why was he detained if he was in a forest?? sometime getting closer to nature bring us Peace of Mind which in his case what he needed.

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Eh, the man wanted to commune with nature. Leave him be.

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I get it.

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kaimycahl

@CrashTestDummy More than a crash test dummy!!! Please correct me if I am wrong. Where in the print below does it talk about homelessness and the use of restrooms, or should I say cleanliness? Perhaps the print was not large enough to read or you just have on the wrong eyeglasses! But I think the latter part of your ID is what it is!!!!

My comment was just a comparison of how big of a problem that the US has compared to Japan. One naked guy, he was arrested, and that is a big story. This happens all the time in the US, but the authorities do nothing to solve the problem. I'd like to add that most of the homeless are doing hard drugs in the street as well.

You should save your personal punches at me and debate the issue instead. Also, be happy that the Japanese cities you live in are extremely low crime and clean.

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Are there no naturists in Japan?

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Come on, we’ve all done it haven’t we?

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

It's 60F in Sapporo. Not exactly ideal nude weather.

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