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Not much of a shock that this old dude did this. Hopefully, the girl is under 18 and he’s charged with child pornography.

I wonder why this took so long to be investigated?

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Where were the parents???

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Sounds kinky but not exactly a high crime. "Child pornography"???? LOL, we could only wish that in real life child pornography was that harmless. Alas it is not.

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His family and friends must be very impressed.

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This is just a consequence of the strong hypersexualized figure that women and especially young girls get from many weird animations and comic books.

Until they keep to produce such material and selling practically everywhere nothing won’t change.

It is time for this kind of weird boys industry to crumble.

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between Feb 6 and 23 this year 

So, it took this long to charge him because why? Let me guess, she wanted XXX amount of Yen, and he didnt want to pay, right?

Police arrested the president of anime studio Gainax Co on Thursday for allegedly taking nude images of a teenage girl 

'Teenage girl?" So, was she 13 or was she 19?

Once again, another headline aimed at titillation rather than accuracy!

Put the age out there, as there is a HUGE difference, as if she was 13, it's one thing, yet if she was 18 or 19, she is past the age of consent, and as is typical here, the tendency is to call 18 or 19yr old young women ''girls'.

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Oh one other thing;

Police arrested the president of anime studio Gainax Co on Thursday for allegedly taking nude images of a teenage girl 

"Partially Nude"

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Sounds kinky but not exactly a high crime. "Child pornography"???? LOL, we could only wish that in real life child pornography was that harmless.

A reminder:

Maki is suspected of making the girl bare her upper body and taking photos of her and touching her

I'd hardly call that "harmless".

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Hentai da!

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She was in her late teens when it happened. Not exactly "child pornography" (let's keep a distinction between words, shall we?). When you call everything child pornography, you end up minimizing the crime and hurting the victims.

It's wrong, but it is something that will continue to happen in the entertainment and modeling industries. It's the nature of the business. That's why most fathers with any sense aren't eager for their daughters to enter these businesses. Always a lot of creeps ready to take advantage of naive young girls who don't want to jeopardize their "big break."

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Older man attracted to teenage girl. I am shocked!

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that harmless.

Harmless as long as she is alive ? They charge him only with the child pictures and touching because that's what they have evidence for and a law they can use. Anyone believes he made the girl live at his place just for the photos ? The victim was obviously trapped into prostitution by an employer, which is bad for any age.

 Not exactly "child pornography" (let's keep a distinction between words, shall we?). 

You wanted to say he is not a pedophile, but nobody said he was. It is exactly "child pornography" as defined by the 2014 child porn law. Actors and any models that perfom sex act or whose breast and genital are visible have to be over 18.

she is past the age of consent, 

Age of consent is still 13 as the law was written in Jomon Era. Of course, no big deal if 2 teens have a puppy love, but I find it so wrong that they allow creeps in their 50s to date 13 yr olds. They could get a system like "age of consent is 13 if partner is not more than 7 yr older , and 18 for any age of partner".

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You wanted to say he is not a pedophile, but nobody said he was. It is exactly "child pornography"

You somehow knew what I wanted to say? I actually said what I meant to say quoting the first comment. Yes you are right about the name of the law - but it is an unfortunate name. A 17 year old is much closer to an adult than to a 10 year old. When people cannot distinguish between an adult taking advantage of a 17 year old and those abusing a 10 year old, we have a problem. It's neurotic to infantilize a 17 year old, and extremely unfair to the younger victims of truly horrendous crimes to compare them to something like this.

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Coskuri:

That 7 year rule is a good idea, but I would use it for over 18s as well. A 30 year old and a 50 year old can have issues as well.

As for porn...no, it's not. Nudity is not porn. If it were, many art museums would close on account of Venus, cupid, etc baring everything, not just the top. And yes, cupid is under 18. Porn has a stricter definition.

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If it were for art, he should have had written permission from the parent and countersigned by child separately with independent witness.

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The touching made it go south though.

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The Japanese press used the word 10代後半 literally "late teens".

Japanese has a word for underage, 未成年, which I guess they would use if it were appropriate because it is a far more serious crime. To translate 10代後半 accurately without misleading the English reader, I believe you need to understand and indicate whether 未成年 is excluded if such info would be implicitly understood by the Japanese reader. I don't translate in this field, so I am in the world of speculation here.

If she is not underage, her age is actually irrelevant. Non consensual contact is sexual assault regardless of how old she is.

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I have to address the trope, sorry: maybe he was testing the Gainax bounce? Please don't hate

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Disgusting old perv

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William77

Dec. 5  06:27 pm JST

This is just a consequence of the strong hypersexualized figure that women and especially young girls get from many weird animations and comic books.

Until they keep to produce such material and selling practically everywhere nothing won’t change.

It is time for this kind of weird boys industry to crumble

boomer logic, everyone

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The Japanese press used the word 10代後半 literally "late teens".

Thank you!

If she is not underage, her age is actually irrelevant. Non consensual contact is sexual assault regardless of how old she is.

Totally agree! Taking pictures is one this, of which she may or may not have consented to, but if she did, there is nothing illegal about it, if she was over 18.

The "touching her" part is a whole nother matter!

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Maki is also an executive of a company that trains voice actors and allegedly made the girl, who signed a contract with the company, live at his residence saying it was a women's dormitory.

This is disturbing, on far too many levels, but the manner in which talent agencies control their "idols" does not make this a totally surprising revelation either.

Sadly far too many young women get the idea that they can be the "next" star and are naive to the point that they get the idea that doing crap like this will further their careers.

I will bet any money that this young woman is not the first!

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As soon as I saw this headline, I started wondering how it would get spun to blame the girl and absolve the man. Here we go!

1) It's not abuse at all! Totally harmless! Nothing to see here!

WilliBDec. 5 05:31 pm JST

Sounds kinky but not exactly a high crime. "Child pornography"???? LOL, we could only wish that in real life child pornography was that harmless. Alas it is not.

2) She is lying or else wanted it. Also, there is a difference in sexually abusing a 13 year old versus sexually abusing a 19 year old. It's more okay to sexually abuse girls if they are 18 or 19.

YubaruDec. 5 06:32 pm JST

So, it took this long to charge him because why? Let me guess, she wanted XXX amount of Yen, and he didnt want to pay, right?

'Teenage girl?" So, was she 13 or was she 19?

Once again, another headline aimed at titillation rather than accuracy!

3) She should not be in show business or else this would not have happened to her; ego, it's her own fault. Also, her father, as a male, is responsible for keeping his daughter pure, so it's his fault, too.

commanteerDec. 5 07:14 pm JST

She was in her late teens when it happened. Not exactly "child pornography" (let's keep a distinction between words, shall we?). When you call everything child pornography, you end up minimizing the crime and hurting the victims.

It's wrong, but it is something that will continue to happen in the entertainment and modeling industries. It's the nature of the business. That's why most fathers with any sense aren't eager for their daughters to enter these businesses. Always a lot of creeps ready to take advantage of naive young girls who don't want to jeopardize their "big break."

4) It's not so bad! At least she is not a little girl; that makes it more okay. Also, if you say it's not okay to sexually abuse a 17 year old, you are being an extremist and attmepting to minimize the harm to young girls, just like I'm minimizing the harm to teen girls.

commanteerDec. 5 09:47 pm JST

You somehow knew what I wanted to say? I actually said what I meant to say quoting the first comment. Yes you are right about the name of the law - but it is an unfortunate name. A 17 year old is much closer to an adult than to a 10 year old. When people cannot distinguish between an adult taking advantage of a 17 year old and those abusing a 10 year old, we have a problem. It's neurotic to infantilize a 17 year old, and extremely unfair to the younger victims of truly horrendous crimes to compare them to something like this.

5) Boobies are awesome!

uminRheeDec. 5 11:07 pm JST

I have to address the trope, sorry: maybe he was testing the Gainax bounce? Please don't hate

The "this is just natural for men so don't blame him" excuse has yet to be given. Still waiting for that one to come up.

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OK. Don't people have free will? He made her take her top off. Did he pull it off himself? Why did the girl live at his residence? A teen? 18, 19? It reminds me of Jeffrey Epstein's girls. They seem to have gone right alone with him and had no will of their own whatsoever. Women have to stand up to men and not allow this kind of thing to happen. I am sick of women saying how much of a victim they are. Have some balls so to speak and kick the men in the b...s.

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@girl_in_tokyo, your comments are perfect. I totally agree!!!

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Pervert much, but the girl did not complained so maybe there's an ok movement from the girl?

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She should not be in show business or else this would not have happened to her; ego, it's her own fault. Also, her father, as a male, is responsible for keeping his daughter pure, so it's his fault, too.

I never said any of that. you are projecting your world-view onto my comments and attributing your thoughts to me. Seems to be going around.... I am simply stating what the risks are. You are the one attributing blame and moral judgment.

It's not so bad! At least she is not a little girl; that makes it more okay.

Never said that either. I noted there was a distinction between a little girl and a late teenager. And yes, if the victim were a little girl it would be much worse. Or are you saying that 17 year old girls are essentially the same as 10 year old girls? That's very demeaning and misogynistic.

if you say it's not okay to sexually abuse a 17 year old, you are being an extremist and attmepting to minimize the harm to young girls

I never suggested that it was OK to abuse a 17 year old. And I never said anyone was attempting anything. You added those words. I said that putting two different crimes in the same class effectively minimized the harm done in the worse case of the younger girl.

Not all crimes are the same gravity. That's why we have courts and judges, and the ability to distinguish intent and levels of harm. You are not doing your argument any favors when you deliberately misquote everybody who isn't dancing exactly to your tune.

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commanteerToday 08:43 am JST

I never said any of that. you are projecting your world-view onto my comments and attributing your thoughts to me. Seems to be going around.... I am simply stating what the risks are. You are the one attributing blame and moral judgment.

Oh, I see. But I might ask you this: why would you, after the fact, "state the risks of going into show business" instead of show sympathy for what the girl went through? Why bring up her mistake, and not his? Why discuss what she did wrong, rather than what he did wrong? You bring up what the girl did "wrong" but are completely silent on the fact that an older man used his authority and superior guile to sexually abuse a young woman. I think this calls your morality into question.

Never said that either. I noted there was a distinction between a little girl and a late teenager. And yes, if the victim were a little girl it would be much worse. Or are you saying that 17 year old girls are essentially the same as 10 year old girls? That's very demeaning and misogynistic.

You hijack the language of logic and feminism, but just can't seem to apply them with any kind of accuracy.

There is no difference between a young girl being sexually abused, an older teenage girl being sexually abused, or a grown adult woman being sexually abused in terms of harm, because the common denominator in each of these is sexual abuse. In every case of sexual abuse, harm is done. This isn't the Abuse Olympics, where we give out ribbons and decide whose abuse was the worst. It's all bad.

I never suggested that it was OK to abuse a 17 year old. And I never said anyone was attempting anything. You added those words. I said that putting two different crimes in the same class effectively minimized the harm done in the worse case of the younger girl.

Not all crimes are the same gravity. That's why we have courts and judges, and the ability to distinguish intent and levels of harm. You are not doing your argument any favors when you deliberately misquote everybody who isn't dancing exactly to your tune.

You were, quite clearly, trying to delineate between the sexual abuse of younger girls and teen girls with the aim of validating a claim that one of those scenarios is worse than the other. In doing so, you have to minimize one or the other - but in fact, both are equally bad. There is no way to quantify abuse on a sliding scale. Courts and judges do take circumstances in to consideration when considering sentencing, but age is not the only factor, as you are trying to assert here. And when we are speaking of moral values, in consideration of wrong and right, there is no difference in the abuse of girls, teens, men, women, boys, babies, or anyone else.

It's not misquoting. I just showed, clearly and logically, what your arguments boil down to. You still have the opportunity to walk them back. If I were you, I would take it.

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And we have bingo!

"She liked it."

602mikoToday 08:00 am JST

Pervert much, but the girl did not complained so maybe there's an ok movement from the girl?

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"She is lying" and "She liked it" , both at the same time! Also if women don't stand up to men and say no, what happens to them is their own fault. Double bingo right here.

LeoToday 07:03 am JST

OK. Don't people have free will? He made her take her top off. Did he pull it off himself? Why did the girl live at his residence? A teen? 18, 19? It reminds me of Jeffrey Epstein's girls. They seem to have gone right alone with him and had no will of their own whatsoever. Women have to stand up to men and not allow this kind of thing to happen. I am sick of women saying how much of a victim they are. Have some balls so to speak and kick the men in the b...s.

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allegedly taking nude images of a teenage girl and touching her 

The thing here is the use of "bait words" When people hear or read "teenage girl" in any kind of sexual situation, they immediately think of some young 13-14 year old kid. But she could possibly be 19 years. Well old enough to know that something wasn't right with removing her clothes for voice training and could've declined, left or not agreed to it. Of course its not her fault, I think this sicko used his position to get some sicko shots of this young woman and should face up to the fact that he is a peadophile.

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Women have to stand up to men and not allow this kind of thing to happen. I am sick of women saying how much of a victim they are.

Stand up to men but at the same time, how dare you give an account of your abuse. Wow.

I don't know if anyone else has noticed, but when women posters come here to voice their opinions and indeed, "stand up" to the prevailing chauvinism (from some), they are voted down.

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Japanese men please learn ...... half your age plus 7 = descency.

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But I might ask you this: why would you, after the fact, "state the risks of going into show business" instead of show sympathy for what the girl went through? Why bring up her mistake, and not his? Why discuss what she did wrong, rather than what he did wrong? You bring up what the girl did "wrong" but are completely silent on the fact that an older man used his authority and superior guile to sexually abuse a young woman. I think this calls your morality into question.

Reread my post. Again, I never said she did anything wrong, or that she made a mistake. I did say what he did was wrong. So I don't know where you are getting what you got out of my post.

You hijack the language of logic and feminism, but just can't seem to apply them with any kind of accuracy.

Terrible me.

There is no difference between a young girl being sexually abused, an older teenage girl being sexually abused, or a grown adult woman being sexually abused in terms of harm, because the common denominator in each of these is sexual abuse. In every case of sexual abuse, harm is done. This isn't the Abuse Olympics, where we give out ribbons and decide whose abuse was the worst. It's all bad.

Yes, but there are degrees of bad. If you can't recognize this, there is not much point in discussing it further. You may as well say a pin stuck in a finger and a Bowie knife in the neck are the same, because the common denominator is cutting the skin. There is really nothing there to debate.

It's not misquoting. I just showed, clearly and logically, what your arguments boil down to. You still have the opportunity to walk them back. If I were you, I would take it.

OK, sheriff. I'll be outta town by dusk. But, afraid I can't agree with what you say here either.

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I was gonna ignore this one, but ...

sir_bentley28Dec. 6 12:13 pm JST

The thing here is the use of "bait words" When people hear or read "teenage girl" in any kind of sexual situation, they immediately think of some young 13-14 year old kid. But she could possibly be 19 years.

It doesn't matter how old she is - sexual abuse is sexual abuse, and there aren't "degrees or wrong" or "degrees of bad" as someone else here suggested. Wrong is wrong. What this man did to this girl is potentially traumatizing, and instead of minimizing due to her age, what you should be doing is showing her some empathy.

Well old enough to know that something wasn't right with removing her clothes for voice training and could've declined, left or not agreed to it.

Right, a famous older man who is well-practiced in guile and has 40 years of experience versus a teenage girl. A powerful man who this girl admires and has hopes to impress asks her to do something that he promises will further her career, and you expect her to understand it's a trick and to say no. How do you think Weinstein sexually abused so many sophisticated women in Hollywood, and Cosby managed to rape so many women and convince them to keep quiet? The power differential here is enormous. The more power, the more control.

Of course its not her fault, I think this sicko used his position to get some sicko shots of this young woman and should face up to the fact that he is a peadophile.

You just seemed to be implying that she had some control over the matter, but now you're saying it's not her fault at all? Which is it?

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