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49-year-old man dresses as woman, enters female public bath area

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Police in Kawasaki on Sunday arrested a 49-year-old man after he dressed in women's clothes and entered a female public bath. The man has been identified as Yoshio Okawara, a security guard from Yokohama.

According to police, Okawara was able to enter the women's section of the Japanese-style public bath because he had shoulder length hair and was wearing a skirt and coat when he entered the building at around 3:30 p.m., so the receptionist did not realize he was not female.

Okawara proceeded to the women's changing rooms where he removed his clothes and entered one of the baths in which five or six women were already bathing. One of the women became suspicious and raised her concerns with the receptionist. The male receptionist then restrained Okawara until police arrived.

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"One of the women became suspicious..."

More info about this please!

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on of the women bacame suspicious something must have come up

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With so many really nasty stories, I find ones like these oddly refreshing.

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Well, at least he gave it a try!! You guys make me laugh.

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In the long run it will probably be cheaper to go to one of the onsens that have mixed bathing.

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suspicious package spotted.

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Fun...ny!

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Too funny! I wonder what the penalty is? Also, what are the charges?

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"One of the women became suspicious and raised her concerns with the receptionist...."

Only ONE of the women was 'suspicious'?

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So the other women thought it was normal?

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Oh boy, what guy hasn't dreamed of entering a women's onsen? Of course not the ones that only have the obasan's in it.

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The male receptionist then restrained Okawara until police arrived.

I bet the receptionist also jump at the chance to takle someone in the female bath. I wonder how the scenery was?

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I bet he looked like he needed a shave, so she was suspicious of that beard.

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"he removed his clothes and entered one of the baths".... how in the world did he expect to get away with THAT? too funny

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You have to admire the sheer balls of him! (ahem!)

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With all the popularity for cross-dressers and "New-Halves" in Japan - this is not a surprise at all. He should just stick to the mixed onsens - no problem at all!

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I imagine that he got into the bath with his towel over his "parts" as people often do. But the lack of anything resembling breasts and a generally male body shape probably gave him away.

Makes me wonder, since it isn't mentioned, if he was just trying to get his jollies, if he was just a transvestite (but maybe still trying to get his jollies), or if he was some poor transgendered soul who wanted to bathe in the "proper" environment. Since it's Japan I'm going to assume the first one, but ...

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@Gurukun

I bet the receptionist also jump at the chance to takle someone in the female bath. I wonder how the scenery was?

Dude, do you actually live in Japan and have you ever been to a sento?

I watched a guy climb up the dividing wall once and peek over. He was spotted and arrested by the police when he came out. Hope what he saw was worth it.

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One of the women became suspicious and raised her concerns with the receptionist

apparently it was the fact that his body was covered in hair, he had a four day growth, his eyes were as wide as watermelons as he stood looking at the girls through a video camera.....oh and i forgot to add that he also looked to be carrying what could only be descibed as a tent under his bath towel.

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A sento at 3:30? - bet we has the youngest one there by a decade.

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One of the women raised concern...I wonder when the clerk detained him if he was raised with concerned as well...

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Interesting that the receptionist in the female bath-house was a male!

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But the lack of anything resembling breasts...

Mate, you're in Japan. That would be the least of the giveaway.

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One of the women became suspicious?

She was probably thinking: "Mmm, there's something wrong with this picture."

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wanderlust:

" Interesting that the receptionist in the female bath-house was a male! "

Are you living in Japan? There is no "female bath house". The split in two sections is behind the reception desk.

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3:30pm in a sentou, most ones I have seen and been to have mostly middle-aged to pensioners in there around that time.

As Laguna said.

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brainless dude There are konyokus lol

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unlike the men's side, women dont use a towel to cover their nether regions so one flatchested, wide shouldered broad with an ugly face, and having a towel over hairy thighs would have raised suspicions,,,;D

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Yet in many a sentou and onsen you will see a female cleaner wandering through the crowd of naked men and no-one raises an eyebrow (or anything else).

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It`s not like some hot chick walks in as the cleaner LOL

this dude having gone to a konyoku place instead you know

He aint too bright of a fellow lol

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And usually those lady cleaners anyway have permission to begin with and are usually above 50 years of age...doesn`t really turn on any of the dudes anyway I dont think.

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brainless dude There are konyokus lol

Yeah, and in those konyokus the ladies would be covering their entire bodies with a towel.

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No need to go in there; all he had to do was watch Malcolm McLaren's 1984 "Madame Butterfly" music-video.

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The dude needs to use waterproof tape next time.

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Security guards on perp duty need to test the waters before shouting "clear"

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I dont know what is more embarrassing for him - the fact that he has been named and shamed, or the fact that most women there dont appear to have even noticed!

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Too funny!

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This dude needs a life...lol

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yeah !!!! 2 weeks ago at Azabu Juban. I've seen a crosser dresser hanging out at McDonald"s with his friends.

In the future, this type of thing will go to the Supreme Court. Males dressed as females with their bo-jangles.

" What restroom or toilet shall they use ? Is it discrimination ? "

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The woman probably became suspicious when it started to foam up where the guy was sitting... he was probably very smelly too

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Oh man he got nuts!

Need to be icecold blooded to do such a stupid thing:) ...hahaha

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Why isn't this the Photo Of The Day?

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the gig was up when they saw his junk

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this is quite funny and he was idiot. what was the purpose to go?? it was obvious to be arrest there if he do that. so what was he thinking of?? i think he was thinking that it is no problem to be arrest. and women must have been very astonished.

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I have to agree. It was more embarrassing to him that he wasn't detected right away and the other women only grew "suspicious".

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This one made me laugh until I cried! The funniest story from Japan this year! I especially like the bit where after he got into the bath with the ladies, they "became suspicious." Please, JT, more of these. This made my day!!

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Yeah it's a crime when a man enters their side, but perfectly alright when they come to yours. I'm not just talking about the obasans cleaning toilets either. Been to a few onsens too where the birds mixed with the bee's too.

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I wonder how the other bathers "became suspicious"?? Chest hair? Body shape? Or maybe the family jewels hanging out? Hilarious...

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The name escapes me, but there used to be a Japanese comedy about a family run public bath and it always started with some guy trying to sneak into the women's side of the bath and having naked women scream and throw water at the guy and him being dragged out by the woman running the bath. Funny story. Glad no one was hurt or anything.

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And usually those lady cleaners anyway have permission to begin with and are usually above 50 years of age...doesn`t really turn on any of the dudes anyway I dont think.

Not unless you are 90. Then you would be looking at the 50 year old spring chicken with a new found glint in your eyes.

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Dragged in, dragged out.

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A few friends of mine who go to onsen tell me there's a large contingent of clients who are, shall we say, not ladies' men in the traditional sense. A lot of bummers apparently hang out (as 'twere) in these joints to get a good eyeful of naked men.

Why is this bloke in trouble for taking a similar course of action? At least he fancies women.

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>'One of the women became suspicious and raised her concerns with the receptionist.'

I expect the penis gave him away

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My legs have to be much better than his. Japanese men do not have chest or tummy hair usually, but maybe he was fat and appeared to have breasts. Was his hair long? We need a picture of this man JT. We want to rate his looks.

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oh man sounds so funny ,how does the security guy having long hair ? anyway im sure the guy is vicitm of overwork

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Personally, I think the dude should be even more embarrassed that after stripping down to the buff, only one woman notice and even then, she was just 'suspicious'. Time for him to hit the prison gym and maybe answer that SPAM in his inbox....... hmmmm.....

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