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Firefighter arrested for voyeuristic filming on smartphone

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Police in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, have arrested a 39-year-old firefighter on suspicion disturbing the public peace after he used his smartphone camera to film up a woman’s skirt in a retail store. 

According to police, Masashi Sato, who was arrested on Thursday, has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying, “I wanted to see what kind of underwear the woman was wearing.” 

The incident occurred at around 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sankei Shimbun reported. Sato is accused of covertly filming up the skirt of a 28-year-old woman who was shopping in the clothing section of the store.  

When the woman realized what Sato was doing, she called out and Sato fled, dropping his smartphone. When he returned to try and retrieve it, an employee grabbed him and kept him in the store until police arrived.

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Sounds like a real champion....

Is his profession of such importance to put it in the title ? I mean he was not on duty at the time so...

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Another Japanese male suffering an illness that is reaching plague proportions. However, they already have a cure for this illness. It's called, chemical castration.

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Seriously. Is there really such a thrill or excitement associated with seeing up someone's skirt? I can't understand the fascination with it.

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many of these have good jobs, a j- privilege no doubt, and dont mind throwing them away over some diaper Dan capers. an astonishment to the world.

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Seriously. Is there really such a thrill or excitement associated with seeing up someone's skirt? I can't understand the fascination with it.

Yes. There is.

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Does this happen in any other country after boys reach the age of 11?

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The perversion aside, what does it say about the caliber of firefighter the city of Sendai has on the job when one of the city's Bravest is able to be physically restrained by a clothing shop clerk?

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The perversion aside, what does it say about the caliber of firefighter the city of Sendai has on the job when one of the city's Bravest is able to be physically restrained by a clothing shop clerk?

I see employee, not shop clerk. Could be store security.

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Another dropkick sicko. Say goodbye to ever having a decent job, you creep! Respect to the shop staff who detained this perve and held him until the cops arrived.

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In all likelihood the Internet has probably contributed significantly to his desire to attempt this caper in the first place.

You reckon? I think men have fantasized about taking a peek up women’s skirts long before the Internet was a twinkle in Tim Berners-Lee’s eye.

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Do some Japanese men's have an abnormal way of getting an attention of a woman, without beings creep

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Charged with " disturbing the public peace"? Shouldn't the charge be sexual assault?

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And to think that there are places where it is possible to buy this type of experience for 20k yen and keep your job....

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And to think that there are places where it is possible to buy this type of experience for 20k yen and keep your job....

Yes, but to explain (again) why some people do it, it is for the thrill of the (admittedly low) "pay-off" while risking some hefty punishment. That's why some people do it. Others, maybe because they don't have to pay 20k at one of these establishments. I dunno. I'm not the type that films up women's skirts.

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Does this happen in any other country after boys reach the age of 11?

Yes, in most countries except the US, where the men are mostly gay.

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JJ Jetplane Feb. 14 05:43 pm JST

I think it is the imagination factor - first, you can idealize what's beneath those panties, which is many times better than seeing the real, imperfect article.

Second is the thought of the female's reaction if she finds out, which you can freely designate (it's all imagination), but it must be noted it is not the intent to cause any real harm because ... she's not supposed to find out right?

As an aside, males often have a fascination about the female reaction to things like having their skirt flipped or other similar things. It is, if nothing else, so different and from the male perspective, over the top. It is ... interesting.

(A male may choose to believe the reaction is in-proportion to the harm as perceived subjectively by the female and refrain on this basis. And in fact most males do, otherwise articles like this will no longer be "news". But it is still not an objectively proportionate reaction, at least as the male sees it. These concepts need to be kept apart.)

Third there is the thrill of sneaking in under the law.

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But it is still not an objectively proportionate reaction, at least as the male sees it. These concepts need to be kept apart.)

The male perspective here is immaterial, as men don't get to tell women how to feel about sexual assault and sexual harassment. Period, end stop.

If a man can't understand why a woman would feel violated and terrorized by such actions, then that man is a dangerous sexual predator and should be locked up so he can be prevented from harming women.

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The male perspective here is immaterial, as men don't get to tell women how to feel about sexual assault and sexual harassment. Period, end stop.

Once again, G.I.T., it’s not about you. Kazuaki was explaining why some men might do it. (sigh)

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If a man can't understand why a woman would feel violated and terrorized by such actions, then that man is a dangerous sexual predator and should be locked up so he can be prevented from harming women.

Really? You are seriously proposing incarceration for someone who cannot empathize with women?

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Bugle Boy of Company BToday 10:14 am JST

Once again, G.I.T., it’s not about you. Kazuaki was explaining why some men might do it. (sigh)

In the section I quoted, he is saying that womens' reaction to being sexually assautled or sexually harassed can be dismissed as disproportionate at the whim of the male.

So yes, it is about me, because as a woman my react to sexual assault or harassment perpetrated against me matters.

Really? You are seriously proposing incarceration for someone who cannot empathize with women?

I am saying that men who cannot empathize with women are likely to be dangerous sexual predators, and as such they are likely to have committed sex crimes.

You hit on something there without even realizing you did - that the men who can't empathize with women are the very men who are the problem.

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I am saying that men who cannot empathize with women are likely to be dangerous sexual predators, and as such they are likely to have committed sex crimes.

No, that's not what you said. You said that a man who cannot empathize with women IS a sexual predator who should be locked up:

If a man can't understand why a woman would feel violated and terrorized by such actions, then that man is a dangerous sexual predator and should be locked up so he can be prevented from harming women.

I on the other hand prefer not to lock people up for ignorance, but rather only if they've actually committed a crime. But hey some people would rather live in authoritarian states. To each their own I guess.

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You hit on something there without even realizing you did - that the men who can't empathize with women are the very men who are the problem.

No they aren't. People who commit crimes are the problem.

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No they aren't. People who commit crimes are the problem.

While I usually don't agree with you on things, I have to agree with you fully on this one.

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StrangerlandToday 11:12 am JST.

No, that's not what you said. You said that a man who cannot empathize with women IS a sexual predator who should be locked up:

I'm not sure why you would argue with me about what I mean. I clarified what I meant, so that is, indeed, what I actually meant.

I on the other hand prefer not to lock people up for ignorance, but rather only if they've actually committed a crime. But hey some people would rather live in authoritarian states. To each their own I guess.

Considering that I did not advocate to lock people up for thought crimes, I agree with this.

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Bugle Boy of Company BToday 11:33 am JST

No they aren't. People who commit crimes are the problem.

Misogynists are a problem whether they commit crimes or not.

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