Police in Tokyo have arrested a 35-year-old self-professed YouTuber whose address and occupation are unknown, on suspicion of punching a 27-year-old woman while filming a video.
According to police, the incident occurred early in the morning of May 4. Sankei Shimbun reported that Seiji Ohara allegedly punched the woman on the side of her head at a bar in Shinjuku’s Kabukicho district. The victim did not suffer any serious injuries, police said.
Police said Ihara has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying, “I was drunk and can’t recall anything. But if I did do it, I am sorry.”
Ohara told police he was filming a video of himself drinking liquor with a high alcohol content when he became intoxicated and rowdy. The recording was shot in a bar that allows video streaming.
Ohara has been posting videos on the video-sharing website YouTube under the name “Shinyacho.”© Japan Today