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Janitor arrested for filming elementary school girls’ toilet in Chiba

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A man was arrested Tuesday after a video camera was found installed in the girls’ restroom of the elementary school he worked at in Hanamigawa Ward. Eichi Miyama, 36, was arrested for violating the Minor Offenses Act. He is suspected of entering the girls’ toilet and setting up the video camera some time between September and Nov 21.

According to police, Miyama said: “I like watching girls do their business…I’ve done this several times before.”

A fifth year student discovered the video camera in the bathroom on Nov 21, and informed staff. Miyama admitted to the offense when questioned by officials from the Chiba City Board of Education.

Miyama had been employed at the school since April 2006, during which time no other problems had arisen. The Chiba City Board of Education has dispatched a counselor to the school, and held a meeting for parents on the night of Nov 21.

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was arrested for violating the Minor Offenses Act.

That's hilarious! I wonder how 'minor' the parents of these girls feel this offense is? - I guess it is just part of the culture. "Pewk!"

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I say toast this fool, but unfortunately I smell a standard sentencing of "smack on the wrist"... suspended of course. Chalk up one more reason to home school my kids...

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But poo is funny in Japan and wee-wee is cute. There is nothing sexual about his "crime" so he is not a threat to society.

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one of the most unsettling stories of the week

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“I like watching girls do their business…I’ve done this several times before.”

More likely that he enjoyed the business of filming them and selling it to pedophiles.

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And the fascination with young girls by Japanese men continues.

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sick.

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Japan creeps me the hell out. But hey, he didn't profit from his videos so suspended sentence, right?

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please help me.. am I going crazy? I like living in Japan these past five years, but I have noticed a lot of crime/cases dealing with stuff like this quite a lot more than other places I have lived (Mexico, Singapore, Panama, Korea.US Army, and the US).

Does anyone agree that there does seems to be a lot pedophilia here and it is not looked down on? I talked with Japanese friends and when issues like this come up, they don't get angry or insulted. They don't get sad or embarrassed. They do however laugh at it...

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There is no shortage of perverts anywhere in the World. It's just that some countries do a better job of arresting and convicting this twisted strain of humanity than others. This crime will reveal his others and hopefully he'll get some re-education time in one of Japan's prisons.

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I talked with Japanese friends and when issues like this come up, they don't get angry or insulted. They don't get sad or embarrassed. They do however laugh at it...

Will pounding your fist on the table and screaming your head off solve anything? Westerners often insist on such childish responses I find, and then turn around and call Japan a nation of children!

I don't want anyone filming my time on the throne either, but it really only gets to be a big issue by forcing it to be so. If we freak then the girls freak even more. Is that a good thing? I do not think so. Give him his sentence and downplay this. None of it goes away because everyone went red with rage. In fact, it seems to get worse.

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Yeah, downplay it. Good plan! Wait, wuh?

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Does anyone agree that there does seems to be a lot pedophilia here and it is not looked down on?

Yes, I agree. There is a fixation on very young girls in Japan. Didn't take long to notice it either.

Of course some people will say, "This happens everywhere in the world." That is a very black and white way of looking at things which misses the point. There are many shades of gray. Speaking from my experiences, Japan is definately a different shade of gray (in this area) than any other place I have taken my fairly well traveled self to.

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Yeah, downplay it. Good plan! Wait, wuh?

I once caught my little sister peeping into the bathroom as I was taking a pee. I flipped out. I made her feel really bad. Why? It didn't do anyone any good at all. It was a stupid reaction planted their by my society. We would all hope an adult would outgrow such a fascination, but I don't think pulling out our hair is going to make it happen.

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Well, same thing happened in a school years back in California. Doesn't happen nearly as often though.

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mcheeky-

What are you talking about? A child peeping out of curiosity and and pedophiles require completely different responses.

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Possibly a perk of doing the poorly paid janitor's job?

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arrested for filming elementary school girls’ toilet

Just the toilets? Another arthouse film-maker.

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Think this story goes well with the pornography story today. The stories are not directly related, but the mindset detailed in the other story's comments about what features in JAV is.

What are we thinking... suspended sentence?

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What are you talking about? A child peeping out of curiosity and and pedophiles require completely different responses.

Such as to "toast this fool", as FreeInJapan suggests? I said he should get a sentence, and I meant jail. I do not think that will knock the pedophilia out of him, (which he might not actually be as the crime seems more fixated on the toilet acts than the fact they children) but it might teach him to respect privacy.

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Swine!! String him up the filthy bugger. He doesn't deserve to set foot on the same planet as decent people

Who knows what he would have done with his film, stuck iton that bloody internet most probably.

He wouldn't last long in a British nick,people like him get sorted.

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No other problems he was caught for me thinks. hang him up by the short and curlies!!

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Yes he is a filthy scumbag. He admit that he done this before, and I wonder if judge will also give him slap on the wrist like to the woman that killed two children. Accused is a NUT and should be in mental institution, for a while, to adjust his screws in his brains. No point to lock him up, because when he come out he will do it again. He is a self styled movie-maker and producer of filth.

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Does anyone agree that there does seems to be a lot pedophilia here and it is not looked down on?

No.

And since when did secretly filming schoolgirls on the loo equal pedophillia?

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Does anyone agree that there does seems to be a lot pedophilia here and it is not looked down on? No. And since when did secretly filming schoolgirls on the loo equal pedophillia?

I think so, but then again I live in Japan, have done a long time and read the news everyday. when you are filming 5th grade girls in a toilet you are doing something very wrong. do you realise how old these kids are? mcheeky and spider....sigh

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Why do I get the feeling there is more to this story... perhaps there was more then one person involved.

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do you realise how old these kids are? mcheeky and spider....sigh

Do you realize we have someone here equating this with a woman who killed two children??? Do you realize that we have people advocating the death penalty here and going unchallenged???

What he did was wrong. But not THAT wrong!

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Was pretty sleazy, but this is the land of shopping. You would have figured he could have gotten one of those very very tiny cameras like I have in my laptop. Nobody would have ever found it. I am glad he got caught though as that is really wrong.

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According to police, Miyama said: “I like watching girls do their >business…I’ve done this several times before.”

Am I the only who thinks that suspects have no probelm giving up info in Japan, I wonder how the interrogation process goes...

COP: why did you do it?

suspect: I dont know...

COP: WHY DID YOU DO IT?

suspect: My mother didn't breast feed me as a child. I did this before in Jan, March, and May... I was stressed because noone would talk and women looked at me strange on the train to me so I was angry.... wanhhhhhhhh

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Does he enjoy watching them sit in their chairs too?Q

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Another "only in Japan" moment.

Not so much the actually story (although perhaps "only in Japan" do we seem to hear these peeping stories several times a week), but some people playing down the crime or even saying it's not paedophila.

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Spider brings up a good point, don't be too quick to label the guy. He may just have a skat/voyeur thing in general and basically, he goes for what he can get. For all we know he would just as enthusiastically tape a female teacher on the Loo as well. This is hardly an 'only in Japan' moment. I won't play down the crime, watching/taping people without their consent is bad, but I would not quickly label it Taiko.

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