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Doctor arrested on suspicion of filming female patient during operation in Kyoto

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A 43-year-old doctor at the Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine hospital has been arrested on suspicion of violating the prefecture’s public nuisance ordinance after he allegedly filmed a female patient during an operation.

Police said Akihito Arai, a doctor in the department of otolaryngology, has remained silent since his arrest on Monday, Sankei Shimbun reported. According to police, Arai used a smartphone to film a 27-year-old woman undergoing an operation at the university hospital last Nov 29. The patient was unconscious at the time after being administered a general anesthesia. The video on Arai's smartphone shows that her clothing had been pushed up to reveal her naked body, police said.

Although other medical staff was present in the operating room, they appeared to be unaware of what was going on, hospital officials told police.

Police said that a second video of another female patient undergoing surgery was found in Arai’s possession and that Arai is a suspect in several cases of voyeurism. Last Dec 14, Arai was questioned by police after filming up the skirt of a high school girl at JR Kyoto Station.

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As much as I love Japan, I cannot love the "don't get involved" attitude. Nurses must have seen this creep uncovering and filming the unconscious woman, but they did nothing. WTF?

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Although other medical staff was present in the operating room, they appeared to be unaware of what was going on

How can this unaware people perform any kind of work?

16 ( +19 / -3 )

Geezus H. Vice, Japan! - These victims go in for a simple ‘Ear, Nose & Throat’ out-patient surgery with a trusted Japanese physician and get full pelvic & breast exams.

Lock these serial sex-offenders up!

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Okay I’m gonna throw up! Come on Japan get yourself together already! There is enough news like this on the daily…so many perverts to make up the majority here it makes you wonder if it comes with being born male—-these sickos are making the rest of Japan look bad!

14 ( +18 / -4 )

Wow! Another creep! This one has doctor certification. Let’s hope he is given prison time and barred from practicing medicine.

11 ( +11 / -0 )

Again!! the same maniac! Can I suggest that perhaps this time he could be at least questioned?

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Throw the book at him and forever revoke his medical license.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

This shark was ‘caught & released’ first for ‘panchira’ filming in Dec 2021 and remained a suspect “in several such voyeurism cases”. Must have taken some time to analyze all the footage and identify some of these victims.

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How could the staff not know unless they tolerated it under his and/or the hospital’s previous coercion and intimidations?

*- “Although other medical staff was present in the operating room, they appeared to be unaware of what was going on, hospital officials told police.” -*

These hospital officials will say and do anything to stay open and protect their image.

5 ( +10 / -5 )

how did they find out? did he publish these videos somewhere? I wonder...

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Although other medical staff was present in the operating room, they appeared to be unaware of what was going on, hospital officials told police.

Correction:

they were pretending to be unaware...

...

Welcome to Japan...

...

sighs

5 ( +12 / -7 )

Don't always think a male doctor is unfazed by the presence of a partial or fully unclothed woman. It's a myth that they are so professional and don't bat an eye to their women patients. This is not isolated only to Japanese doctors.

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Oh, but @mammamia 5:09pm it’s not the same maniac!’ - Perhaps that ‘maniac’ you’re thinking of was the gastroenterologist Jan 8 form Nara trying to ‘examine’ a 17-year-old girl’s underwear with his smartphone as she climbed the escalator at Yamatoyagi Station?

https://japantoday.com/category/crime/doctor-arrested-for-filming-up-girl’s-skirt -

Maybe @Lindsay 6:30pm’s right. These ‘creeps’ might need special ‘certifications’. Perhaps some kind of national registry might help?

2 ( +4 / -2 )

He knows there's free porn in the internet, right?

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Egotists such as this guy are always conniving and thinking outside the box but never doing any real introspection. Such know-it-alls with their over-inflated egos, always trying to skirt conventions, eventually contribute to their own undoing. Just a matter of continued vigilance, diligence and patience.  And when they’re caught, they cry, back-pedal and blame try to the others.

“Although other medical staff was present in the operating room, they appeared to be unaware of what was going on, hospital officials told police.” -

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Police said that a second video of another female patient undergoing surgery was found in Arai’s possession and that Arai is a suspect in several cases of voyeurism

and yet, he’s still employed as a doctor?

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Yes, hentai in doctor cosplay, that fits. lol

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Don't always think a male doctor is unfazed by the presence of a partial or fully unclothed woman. It's a myth that they are so professional and don't bat an eye to their women patients. This is not isolated only to Japanese doctors.

I think a lot of women are aware of that, and prefer to have a female doctor. (Hence the need for more of those as well).

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Everyone here can agree creepers and stalkers like the one written above are … well, just “creepy”.

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Japan Today provides an easily accessible search of their active articles via the conspicuous “Search/magnifying glass” icon on the upper right of any page.

Thanks”,JT for these and other continued beneficial, public services,

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How can this unaware people perform any kind of work?

Yeah!?!? I mean, was this doctor trying to hide his actions and not get caught or something?!?! How else could these people have not seen it?!

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The usual rotation for sexual assault in Japan. 

SDF, then doctor, then teacher, then police officer, then rando whacko, repeat.

I called it yesterday. Next up, a teacher will commit some kind of sick crime.

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Although other medical staff was present in the operating room, they appeared to be unaware of what was going on, hospital officials told police.

I call BS on this. They weren't unaware; they just did the typical Japanese thing of ignoring the issue and burying their heads in the sand so as to not get involved. I hope they strip this "doctor" of his license and toss him in jail.

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Plausible that he is motivated by the prospect of uploading his videos to some porn site and sharing.

If so, illustrates that porn can actually increase the desire of individuals like this to violate the rights and privacy of others, in other words individuals who are not satisfied with passive gratification.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

All that’s been stated thus far is instead of ogling others’ parts here, perhaps our fiend should practice, just a little, omphaloskepsis from time to time. Over-intellectualizing simple observations can be the other extreme. Balance is needed.

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Although other medical staff was present in the operating room, they appeared to be unaware of what was going on, hospital officials told police. Perhaps they were interns or future voyeurism under study students. How could they not know that the filming was not right? Dr. Strange Love has a mental problem.

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another hentai this time in doctors uniform...

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Japanese, Chinese and British are always in the same category of "Don't get involved' in this kind of situation.

America is hero in such situation.

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