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Doctor arrested for stalking after sending 353 text messages to bar employee

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Saitama prefectural police have arrested a 53-year-old doctor on suspicion of stalking after he sent 353 text messages to a female bar employee.

Akira Miyazato, a medical doctor, faces allegations of violating the anti-stalking law, Fuji TV reported. According to the arrest warrant, Miyazato targeted a woman in her 20s working at a bar where he was a regular customer.

Miyazato called police from the bar on March 29 to report that there was some trouble at the bar. Police said the woman told them she wasn't interested in Miyazato's romantic attentions.

After listening to both sides, police warned Miyazato to stop contacting the female employee. However, he sent 353 consecutive text messages to her between March 30 and April 8.

Police said that since his arrest, Miyazato has told them he has nothing to say on the matter.

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I guess she didn't know that there is a "block" button on her phone.

16 ( +26 / -10 )

I guess she didn't know that there is a "block" button on her phone.

I think she knew but she just don't want to block him completely, being doctor in Japan is known to have good money but not necessarily have good attitude at least based on this article.

2 ( +13 / -11 )

After listening to both sides, police warned Miyazato to stop contacting the female employee. 

Japan’s finest at work.

15 ( +20 / -5 )

*-“Police said that since his arrest, Miyazato has told them he has nothing to say on the matter.” -*

However, he hopes They will accept his text.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Interesting to see a lot of victim blaming in these comments. Apparently sending hundreds of unwanted texts to someone (after the police warned you not to contact said person no less) doesn't seem like a completely demented idea to all of us. It's necessarily the girls fault for not blocking the guy, and working at a bar? We all have different standards of acceptable human behavior, I guess...? Scary...

-1 ( +11 / -12 )

He's in love with a hostess. How did he become a Doctor?

-9 ( +5 / -14 )

The key part of the story is the fact that police got involved and the man was expressly told to stop. He then proceeded to harass her. It is not her responsibility to block someone. Also, with the way stalking works, if you block the messages, you are blocking a key piece of evidence if you plan to pursue harassment and/or stalking charges. His messages prove a consistent behavior and a consistent threat.

14 ( +16 / -2 )

*He's in love with a hostess.** How did he become a Doctor?*

This is one of the biggest nonsense I ever heard!

Is it not allowed for a doctor to fall in Love with a hostess?

So before you graduate as a doctor you have to exposure to whom you felt in Love?

Before Corona I was regular guest at a hostess bar.

As long as you understand that everything in such places is just business, you are fine.

You pay, and you will have a nice time.

-1 ( +9 / -10 )

All he has to do is just go to another bar and find a new entertainer around his age, a 20 years old has a lot on her plate.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

This kind of stuff must happen all the time. Even in their down time hostesses are constantly replying to messages from infatuated customers on one of their bazillion keitais.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

The reason blocking is an option is to send a strong message that the person has had it , but in her line work it is not an easy option for many reasons. she is in a very tough situation, trapped at her work, may be unable to change, and he is taking full advantage of her situation,

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Proof that well educated people can be quite stupid.

9 ( +10 / -1 )

Evidence, not "proof"...

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

Ah, spring is here and young love in the air.

But if you’re a 53-year-old doctor with a reputation (and future earnings) to protect, and the police warn you to stop cyberstalking l’objet de son amour, it might be time to put your higher education to use and at least give a little thought to the possible consequences.

And if you’re not capable of doing that, the public shame will put the brakes on your career and income. Spanked and lesson well learned.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

Agree with @gwylly

but it is kind of romantic in a warped kind of way. I once asked someone out about 10 times before they accepted. We ended up living together for a while.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

Nice call back to Monsieur Putois @Gwylly 12:17p with “l’objet de son amour”.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Japanese universities @Gwylly 12:17p are not known for teaching of social skills, especially concerning respectful communications with the opposite sex. Quite the contrary, in most cases, ie “SuperFree”, etc.

If anything, the exaggerated costs of higher education in Japan perpetuates the erroneous thinking “With affluence comes attraction”.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

What part of 'NO' does he not understand? This wannabe 'Dr. Love' is a 'Dr. Dummy'.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

I’ve known more than a few doctors in my time in Japan.

I have noticed many are socially having been made to attend cram schools from a young age by dominant mothers.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

@snowymountainhell

Yes, Pepé le Pew, one of my favorite cartoon characters. Another incurable romantic who needs a good talking to by a gendarme.

And about med school here, it seems that some of the grads equate money and status with their level on the attractiveness scale. I’ve known a lot of doctors personally and professionally in my years here, and I’ve noticed that quite a few of them — but certainly not all — didn’t pick up any of the social graces in their six years of med school.

But, this dude has perhaps now started to understand what “leave me alone” means.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

I know a doctor that keeps texting me and won't leave me alone - after fifteen years of marriage you get used to it.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

It's usually the other way around, the hostesses and the mama-san calling frequently to ask you when you are going to visit again, or go out wth them for a 'dohan' (dinner date before going on to the bar).

0 ( +1 / -1 )

psmith

Japan’s finest at work.

I wonder what else, in your mind, they could have done?

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Charge him with stalking, harassment is a start

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Doctor needs doctor...lol

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Ummm... How did the Doctor get her number?

2 ( +2 / -0 )

In my experience, having been stalked and assaulted by a vindictive ex, the police will always give a verbal warning first. For half the people the warning is enough to scare them; for the other half, the warning enrages them to do something more extreme. As for not blocking this doctor, the texts serve as concrete evidence. Still dumb to give her contact info to a customer though.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

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