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Police officer arrested for injuring passerby who caught him filming up woman's skirt

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Osaka police have arrested a 22-year-old Wakayama prefectural police officer on suspicion of assaulting a passerby who caught him filming up a woman’s skirt.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 5:45 p.m. on Sept 9 in Osaka City’s Chuo Ward. The suspect, Manato Naruse, who works and lives in Wakayama City, was warned by a 29-year-old male passerby, who noticed him using his smartphone to film up the woman’s skirt on the stairs at Nipponbashi subway station.

The man called out to Naruse who then tried to get away. As Naruse and the man scuffled, the victim fell to the ground and injured his right elbow.

Police said Naruse has admitted to the charge, and quoted him as saying, “I was caught filming secretly and just wanted to get away.”

Naruse has also been changed with violating an anti-nuisance ordinance.

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I fail to see the fascination with upskirt filming, when you could home and watch porn and not go to jail

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Michael.... Agreed, I just don't get this thing with Jcops and upskirt filming either....i mean this gets reported on regular basis, as in at least a cop per month...what the heck?

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So, wait:

-- He is charged with assault for what he did to the passerby.

-- He is charged with violating an anti-nuisance ordinance.

But what about the actual upskirt filming???

Is that what the anti-nuisance charge is for??

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The solution is obviously to add more questions on proper up-skirt filming to police examination.

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Police said Naruse has admitted to the charge, and quoted him as saying, “I was caught filming secretly and just wanted to get away.”

Well, at least he's honest

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"Upskirting" is a relatively recent variety of perversion that is facilitated by modern technology such as the mobile phone camera. Modern modes of female attire such as short skirts (especially on High School girls) create the temptation--even for upholders of the law!

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Ah, upskirt filiming! What a pathetic bunch of losers they are. I’ve caught five of these losers in the act over the years I’ve lived here. I only once tried to apprehend the loser and I ended in more trouble than he did. I was told by the flops, in English, “Stay out of Japan business.” Now, I just give them a nudge and watch them run away like the cowards they really are. One time I walked up to the pervert and enthusiastically asked him to show me the photo. You should have seen his face. He went white and bolted all the way out of the station. It was hilarious! YEs, this does happen all over the world, but these Japanese perverts have a special kind of boldness about them. They are also pretty stupid cause they allow themselves to get caught so often. There is so boringly pathetic they have to get their jollies by filming the backside of a woman. They are mentally ill!

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And he was in Nipponbashi which is Osaka's Akihabara. He knew exactly where to go to find skirts. I am happy that there was at least one Good Samaritan to stop this guy.

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seadog538Today  08:32 am JST

"Upskirting" is a relatively recent variety of perversion that is facilitated by modern technology such as the mobile phone camera.

Wrong.

'Upskirting' has been going-on for a very long time. These perverts used to use video cameras, concealed in bags of various kinds, to pursue this pathetic perversion.

Modern technology has only created, and enabled, more of these pathetic perverts.

Modern modes of female attire such as short skirts (especially on High School girls) create the temptation

That's right, it's always the victims' fault when a pervert can't control his urges.

--even for upholders of the law!

At what point did this particular pervert actually 'uphold the law'?

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Do the hustleToday  08:38 am JST

One time I walked up to the pervert and enthusiastically asked him to show me the photo. You should have seen his face.

Maybe, if you had taken the guy's photo, instead of holding yourself out to be an 'enthusiastic like-minded pervert', we might have been able to see his face on a poster at the police station.

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This may be an amateur guess, but with Japanese law saying that in porn, private parts have to be pixilated, but panties not, there may lie the answer why their are so many perverts.

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marcelitoToday  07:16 am JST

Michael.... Agreed, I just don't get this thing with Jcops and upskirt filming either....i mean this gets reported on regular basis, as in at least a cop per month...what the heck?

Is it possible that the cops are actually practising their covert surveillance techniques?

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GoodlucktoyouToday  09:16 am JST

This may be an amateur guess, but with Japanese law saying that in porn, private parts have to be pixilated, but panties not, there may lie the answer why their are so many perverts.

You may be right but, if simply looking at 'panties' helps them get their 'jollies', surely it would be much safer for these perverts to wander through the women's 'intimates' displays at any large department store.

Oh wait, maybe that would cause them to suffer 'sensory overload' resulting in injury.

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Maybe, if you had taken the guy's photo, instead of holding yourself out to be an 'enthusiastic like-minded pervert', we might have been able to see his face on a poster at the police station.

Yeah , taking the phone wouldn't have resulted in being arrested. Did you not read the part where Do the hustle mentioned he got told to stay out of Japan business when Do the hustle tried to apprehend one of these vile perverts?

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Chip StarToday  09:57 am JST

Who said anything about taking the 'phone?

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@Do the hustle

" I was told by the flops, in English, “Stay out of Japan business.”

I once informed the flops in about 2 gaigins fighting, they asked "are they Japanese? , I said no, they said dont worry about it.

Hold your own nutz!

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Another J-police perv. They need to tighten the criteria for getting in.

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Who said anything about taking the 'phone?

My apologies; I misread photo as phone. Thanks for calling me out.

Reading is difficult sometimes.

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A sexual offender and violent. I bet he doesn't go to prison, he won't even be kicked off the force.

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Chip StarToday  11:14 am JST

Who said anything about taking the 'phone?

My apologies; I misread photo as phone. Thanks for calling me out.

Kudos for being a 'stand-up guy' (hate that cliche, but you know what I mean).

Pity there aren't a few more people around who can admit to having made a mistake, from time to time.

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smithinjapanToday  10:23 am JST

Another J-police perv. They need to tighten the criteria for getting in.

Before doing anything else, give each applicant a stack of 'upskirt' photos to look at.

Any of them that goes past the first one, should be rejected immediately.

No sarcasm, or joke, intended.

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pudusToday  10:21 am JST

I once informed the flops in about 2 gaigins fighting, they asked "are they Japanese? , I said no, they said dont worry about it.

So, what you're asking us to believe is, that the police would do absolutely nothing to stop two foreigners fighting in public?

Seriously?

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I swear, the J-cops are just so... bleah at times. They care less about actual law enforcement than "only if you're Japanese" enforcement. At least I can trust the officers where I live to do their job regardless of what nationality you are.

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marcelitoToday  07:16 am JST

Michael.... Agreed, I just don't get this thing with Jcops and upskirt filming either....i mean this gets reported on regular basis, as in at least a cop per month...what the heck?

I really don't get this or other perversions these people do here and care not to understand. I'm glad that the guy stopped Naruse. I'm sure most passerbys wouldn't do much of anything about it. It just take one guy to stop this and hopefully others will follow to stop this. Thank you whoever you are.

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Using his phone for upskirting? What a "rookie" mistake.

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These cops need less agriculture, more literacy, and more critical thinking. That way they could read, the part in the rookie's manual about filming upskirt, and not incorrectly process one lexical item for another. These sort of fuzz are too democratic, apparently, in their thinking, and way too liberal in their views to confiscate people's time and dignity and reallocate it all to themselves.

Hopefully the lady will be able to move on.

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These cops need less agriculture, more literacy, and more critical thinking.

That way they could read, the part in the rookie's manual about filming upskirt, and not incorrectly process one lexical item for another.

I'm certain you've never misread one word as another. The difference is being able to admit when one has made a mistake.

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To fight for such a pity thing...

Find the cause of this extensive perversion : pixilated private parts indeed, gender segregation through school system, etc

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Reading stories like this really makes me have to remind myself that not all cops are pigs and not all men are sex pests. But still, it doesn't look good, does it?

Modern modes of female attire such as short skirts (especially on High School girls) create the temptation--even for upholders of the law!

Then again, it's depressing to see that there are still people who believe a woman (or school kid) is asking to be pestered because of how she dresses.

Ugh.

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Agree with all of the above.  The fascination with upskirting is just unfathomable.  However, it is not a uniquely Japanese problem.  there is an active and heated debate going on about secret filming in Korea and upskirting in UK and Europe that shows this to be a problem in lots of other places.

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Maybe I am wrong, but aren't the Police suppose to protect us from this kind of crime?

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some journalists and former police officers have written books claiming the total corruption of the police research Yu Terasawa and Akio Kuroki for starters

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zones2surf

But what about the actual upskirt filming???

Is that what the anti-nuisance charge is for??

The anti-nuisance charge covers all forms of unwanted photography, such as up-skirt photos, or actually even just tourists who come here trying to take that artistic photo of a sleeping person on the train without asking for permission first.

As for the people saying girls should be allowed to wear what they want and NOTHING should excuse this behaviour; I agree its illegal and bad. But if i go into a poor neighbourhood in the US or wherever, i make sure i dont have gold chains or flashy shoes on. I know that i should be able to show off what i worked hard to buy, and that i should expect not to get mugged... But i also know that humans are flawed and that i can minimise my risk by wearing modest clothes....

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Hmmmmm.....  so women shouldn't wear dresses or skirts if they don't want to be upskirted.   Not sure that is the right way of looking at this problem.

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A lot people who do upskirting aren't necessarily the perverts they do it to post the photos online to make money, it's the people who go to these websites are the perverts.

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It's about the thrill, his or hers

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Andrew CrispSep. 25  06:52 pm JST

A lot people who do upskirting aren't necessarily the perverts they do it to post the photos online to make money, it's the people who go to these websites are the perverts.

So, as long as you are only taking upskirt photos/videos, without the victims' knowledge, for the money you make posting them online, that's okay?

Good luck trying to use that defence in court.

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A lot people who do upskirting aren't necessarily the perverts they do it to post the photos online to make money

You could say the same about those who deal in child pornography and it would still be utterly wrong.

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