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43-year-old woman arrested for stripping down to her underwear outside Shizuoka Station

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Police in Shizuoka have arrested an unemployed 43-year-old woman for committing an indecent act after she stripped down to her underwear outside JR Shizuoka Station on Saturday.

According to police, the incident occurred in the plaza in front of the station’s north exit at around 1:40 p.m. Fuji TV reported that the woman, Junko Miyagawa, took off her shoes, her pink short-sleeved polo short and her long black pants, leaving her clad only in her bra and panties.

Police at a nearby koban were notified and arrested Miyagawa, a resident of Numazu, as she was about to go up the station escalator. Miyagawa was quoted by police as saying she was hot and wanted to cool off for a little while.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the temperature at the time was  29.8 degrees.

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Thank you for the sartorial details. What color were her her bra and panties?

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Missed all the good stuff

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If she was wearing her bra and knickers, then what exactly was indecent about her act? Peculiar, sure, but hardly indecent.

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Miyagawa was quoted by police as saying she was hot and wanted to cool off for a little while.

Chances were that she might have been hot in a different sense. ;)

Police in Shizuoka have arrested an unemployed 43-year-old woman for committing an indecent act after she stripped down to her underwear outside JR Shizuoka Station on Saturday.

I just wonder if all of the male spectators there really frowned at her half-naked body. ;)

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Sorry, but I fail to see why the police were involved. Did they want to become better acquainted with her?

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Police at a nearby koban were notified and arrested Miyagawa,

What kind of loser dobbed her in?

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goldorak: "What kind of loser dobbed her in?"

I'm going to guess it was not a man who did it. Could be wrong, though -- might be an old man. More than likely a mother with young kids present.

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So, is there any doubt there are many mental health issues in Japan?

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In other news: Police later let her go. The temperature excuse was good enough.

This should start a new trend for the season.

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"Casual Weekends".

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THIS is "cool Japan".

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@smith, yep could be a mum/dad and their kids, or a jealous/insecure dragon perhaps!?

My initial comment was (half) tongue in cheek btw, I sort of understand that 'some' ppl may not want to share the footpath with women/men in their undies (am not one of them).

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Being out in bra and panties is an arrestable offence, but every year we have festivals where men parade through the streets in just their pants and the police do nothing. I think the police need to explain clearly what is and isn't "indecent" and explain why this woman was arrested whilst those taking part in the pants parades are not.

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Had it been a 2-piece or bikini, would it have made a difference?

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Frisk for weapons

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arrested Miyagawa, a resident of Numazu, as she was about to go up the station escalator

Damn! Perfect photo op! The local university profs must have been disappointed.

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She made a good explanación, a little bit of fresh air. Amazing

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Video and photos or I don't believe the story.

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Well, if you are hot, you strip.

Classic!

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But at the beach women wear less and it's okay, go figure

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I'm surprised the woman's name was given in this article as it sounds as if this is a woman who may have mental problems. Also wondering if she dropped her clothes on the ground or was taking them with her? If she just left them behind I would think that would more incline someone to call the police.

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scrote:

Being out in bra and panties is an arrestable offence, but every year we have festivals where men parade through the streets in just their pants and the police do nothing.

Why talk about men (I assume you are referring to Gay Pride)?

I don't see anyone batting an eyelid when women are wearing a two-piece in events such as carnivals, motor shows, beauty contests, etc. Yes, your homophobia is very subtle.

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Scrote: "I think the police need to explain clearly what is and isn't "indecent" and explain why this woman was arrested whilst those taking part in the pants parades are not."

It's easy: female empowerment involving the body and genitalia is a no-no. Had this woman had her clothes TORN off her like in some rape manga, which is freedom of expression, or a woman who is the recipient of male action in a phallic festival, then the police might have let it pass.

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Police at a nearby koban were notified and arrested Miyagawa...

I'm wondering why cops jump out of their seats when they hear there's a women in her bra and panties, and they run to slap the cuffs on her, but they sit on their thumbs when a women pops in and says she's killed her husband?

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ScroteJuly 9  08:06 pm JST

Being out in bra and panties is an arrestable offence, but every year we have festivals where men parade through the streets in just their pants and the police do nothing. I think the police need to explain clearly what is and isn't "indecent" and explain why this woman was arrested whilst those taking part in the pants parades are not.

The context provides information of what is normative behavior. The arrest for an indecent act sanctions police intervention to suppress disruptive behavior or intervene for the sake of the actor's well-being. People going to a beach or a sumo match have an expectation that scant clothing is expected.

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Presumably she got arrested because she wasn't as hot as she felt.

Now if only the cops could take the same degree of interest in those Nigerians in Shibuya/Kabukicho who are ape American rappers by wearing their pants belted below their asses with a full display of their skanky underwear.

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Encouraging to know that the police here are maintaining their superlative efforts in combating serious crime to keep us all safe. I hope and trust that they have also delved into her bicycle licensing and will throw the book at this contemptible menace if it is not in order.

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I know a guy who was harassed by police in Gumma for cycling shirtless on a hot summer day on a country road. The Japanese are really uptight about showing the human body in public.

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I heard she got arrested because the five o'clock shadow wasn't pixelated...

Anyway, I hope the cops recommended a psych evaluation before she was released.

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Cops swooped in 'cause it'd be easier to take panchira photos

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Not really notable news and I think it's in poor taste to publish the name of someone who might've had a breakdown.

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So, is there any doubt there are many mental health issues in Japan?

No doubt at all. Also; no doubt about the casual sexism and ignorance over said mental issues. Treating it like it's all a big joke for the lads and frat boys.

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I was stopped and told by police that they had a lot of complaints about me going around or riding my bike around showing too much nudity. I go jogging with a regular sleeve-less shirt and normal knee length jogging pants and running shoes. Japan focuses too much on less important things. Maybe she was actually hot. Those polo shirts CAN make you sweat alot.

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pukey2

Why talk about men (I assume you are referring to Gay Pride)?

I don't see anyone batting an eyelid when women are wearing a two-piece in events such as carnivals, motor shows, beauty contests, etc. Yes, your homophobia is very subtle.

You assume wrong.

I was referring to festivals such as Dontosai, where men parade around in their pants (actually loincloths). The idea was to compare and contrast the treatment of men and women. We could also compare the arrest of that woman who makes sculptures of her privates with the fertility festivals in which phalluses are paraded down the street (no arrests). It's clear that a double standard exists in Japan concerning the display of men's and women's bodies. People should be treated equally, regardless of their sex. It has nothing to do with homophobia, so please calm down.

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Hang on, wearing a bra and knickers in public is indecent, but bikinis aren't? What about all the porn pics in advertising, papers, manga?

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We could also compare the arrest of that woman who makes sculptures of her privates with the fertility festivals in which phalluses are paraded down the street (no arrests). It's clear that a double standard exists in Japan concerning the display of men's and women's bodies. People should be treated equally,

Good point. I'm still getting to grips with the double standards concerning the human body. It reminds me of the situation in the US where countless servings of violence end up on the screens every single day but a flash of Janet Jackson's nipple appeared to cause something of a meltdown!

Or how some people freak out at breast feeding in public. Astounding!

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Meanwhile Yakuza dudes are harassing people in Shinjuku, Shibuya or Roppongi without any issues for years...

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Im having fun on the comments section than the article.. lol

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