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Agricultural Ministry employee arrested for having sexual relations with high school girl in Kanagawa

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Police on Thursday arrested a 44 year-old Ministry of Agriculture employee for having sexual relations with a high school girl in Kanagawa Prefecture.

Hiroshi Takahashi, who is a car driver for ministerial officials, was arrested for allegedly having sexual relations with the 17 year-old girl on December 28, 2007 and June 25 of this year.

Takahashi has admitted to the allegations, according to police.

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When I read "Agricultural Ministry employee arrested for having sexual relations with" I feared the worst.

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Agriculture Ministry employee might have misunderstood land for lady and fertile for fertility.

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Agriculture Ministry employee might have misunderstood land for lady and fertile for fertility.

So that's why he decided to plow out of season?

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whew! why did the 17 year old indulge in sex with a 44 year older man? what the ** then who revealed the secrets?

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whew! why did the 17 year old indulge in sex with a 44 year older man?

5man yen.

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" whew! why did the 17 year old indulge in sex with a 44 year older man?

-----5man yen. "

Noo... you don´t say. You mean, it wasn´t for his Brad Pitt looks and Fred Astair charme? :-)

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****Why does phony morality pop up with capitalism? The girl was 17. During the occupation I saw mothers pimping their 13 and 14 year old daughters on the streets of Sasebo.

I doubt seriously that this girl was a virgin.

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What does the girl's virginity has to do with this? The fact is, the man who got involved with her (a minor, nonetheless) committed a crime according to Japanese laws. Worse even, being a government's employee, he should have known the risk he was taking. In that context, the girl's virginity is completely irrelevant.

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what are they going to do to him??? suspended sentence? probably

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Asrael, merely a short sentence inferring that she's probably not innocent.

Other than that, no relevance. I read nothing saying that she was bound, gagged and dragged into that hotel room.

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****Not everyone in the world is Christian. And what are Christian values? Amy McPherson, an evangelist, used to ride her motorcycle into the church. She seduced Milton Berle when he was sixteen. He mentioned something about a straw in the Holland Tunnel.

Father Divine, Jimmy Swaggart, Jim Bakker, et al, had good Christian values. Religion has nothing to do with character. You can't change a leopard's spots. You might dip them in a barrel of dye but it's just a facade. The stripes are still there.

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You might dip them in a barrel of dye but it's just a facade. The stripes are still there.

Leopards that are black with spots are called Panthers, same animal, but we just call it buy a different name. A precious stone whose hardness is 9 and whose color is red, we call a ruby. If the same stone is blue, we call it a sapphire. Same stone we just call it by a different name. If a person is weird and poor, we call them strange, if a person is weird and rich, we call them eccentric.

In Japan if a person has a regular job and sleeps with a 17 girl, it's national news. We call him a pervert. If he's in the entertainment business, he promotes her, sells her (basically pimps her out), ocassionally marries her (once she becomes of age) and no one raises an eyebrow. In that case we call him a Producer. Same animal, different name.

Stories like these used to disgust me as I have a daughter who is now 20, but now I realize that this is the norm in Japan, whether we like it or not. I even had a high school girl try to pick me up on the train once and she was very transparent about her intentions. I'm not in any way saying I condone these actions, but I do think that it's hypocritical for a country that obviously promotes pedophilia everywhere e.g. in magazines, on TV, in movies etc... to try and make a big deal of it when a government employee gets caught. How is he any different from the 100s of Producers and "Geinojin" who do it everyday and some who even make money from it. And many of these girls aren't in any way innocent victims.

By the way, does anyone know the legal age of consent in Japan?

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OMG!!! The National Age Of Consent in Japan is 13. Each prefecture has their regional laws, but by national law, it's legal to sleep with a 13 year old. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ages_of_consent_in_Asia

This girl is well above that age so why is this news? Seems that Japan is just putting on a show for the western world to conceal the fact that this is a nation of perverts and pedophiles.

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Herr Alzheimer and poor eyesight are catching up to me. I meant to say the spots are still there.

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What is the problem with liking them young. She is of legal age...what is the issue? Is it shocking news that men like younger women? Women also like younger men. Moot point.

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Not everyone in the world is Christian.

Hallelujah.

And what are Christian values?

As a former altar boy, I can say, basically, making people feel guilty for living.

why did the 17 year old indulge in sex with a 44 year older man?

It's better than having sex with a 17-year-old boy. You get more pleasure and you don't have to worry about him bragging to the whole school.

How did they get caught is what I'd like to know. Don't the cops have anything better to do?

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Glaring questions:

1) Why were the incidents so far apart? 2) Who turned this guy in?

I suspect, as somebody already pointed out, this girl is of age. Due to the time differences, I'd say the dude paid for it, which is what made it illegal. I also suspect it's being reported as a "sex issue" rather than a "prostitution issue" because a) 17 y/o girls just don't do that in japan, and/or b)this guy did something to get on somebody's nerves.

BTW, I like how JT can take a dude who is a 44y/o driver, and in the headline he becomes an "Agriculture Ministry employee"

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Umm... actually, the girl was not of age. That would be 18. Walk around your nearest redlight district in Japan and see the "only over 18" signs yourself.

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Prefectural law sets the age of consent at 18. That is why he was arrested. If he paid or not is pure speculation at this point, as the article does not say he was arrested or charged with the specific violation of paying a minor for sex.

marvenp wrote:

but now I realize that this is the norm in Japan

Not just Japan. Its common enough everywhere. And the desires are just about universal and exist on both sides.

I do think that it's hypocritical for a country that obviously promotes pedophilia everywhere

It most certainly does not.

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