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Kochi City gov't official arrested for taking out garbage, while naked

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Police in Kochi City have arrested a 49-year-old local government official on charges of indecent exposure after he took the garbage out of his apartment, while naked.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 6:20 a.m. on Monday outside an apartment building in Asahimachi 3-chome, Fuji TV reported. Police said the man, Kenichi Kuroiwa, is currently employed as the chief of the Property Management Division at Kochi City Hall.

Police said that this year, there had been several sightings of a man walking naked in the area some mornings. Police began patrolling the area and apprehended Kuroiwa.

Police said Kuroiwa told them he couldn’t be bothered getting dressed just to take out the trash so early in the morning.

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"Police said Kuroiwa told them he couldn’t be bothered getting dressed just to take out the trash so early in the morning."

So he leaves his junk out all the time? It takes TWO SECONDS or less to put on even a pair of boxers. Hope he gets fired, and fined.

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Hope he gets fired, and fined.

Behave eh. Fellow shouldn't lose his whole livelihood just because of taking the garbage out with his garbage out.

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Taking the garbage out with his junk out.

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Hahaha! That's so funny. It's still kind of cold, tho, at this time of the year in the morning.

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Was there shrinkage?

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He wasn't taking it out in public. It was already out.

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This is how we roll out in the sticks.

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ClippetyClop: "Behave eh. Fellow shouldn't lose his whole livelihood just because of taking the garbage out with his garbage out."

Had he done it once, maybe. You could even chalk it up to not being fully awake yet. But he had done it numerous times, it seems, which is what had police patrolling the area. And since he is a city employee, yes, I believe exposing yourself is grounds for dismissal.

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Early Riser..

 It takes TWO SECONDS or less to put on even a pair of boxers. Hope he gets fired, and fined.

Smith, 2 seconds or less? Extra small?

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I’ve been on permanent rubbish duty in my house for 20 years.

I might give this a whirl. A cry for help.

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He should have sent the wife out occasionally.

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Man...this guy is doing what I have wanted to do...never had the cojones to do so...

I do remember when my son (at the age of about 5) decided to hang hog on our front porch in a nice house in a nice neighborhood. He just let it go for all to see.

Jimizo...I feel your pain man.....We may not be shown the same leniency however..

The fact this is news makes me like this country more (in a weird way). Guess I should since I probably won't be leaving (at least permanently)

Cool comments on this one

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I have to agree this is inappropriate for a city employee. If he was in a different line of work, not being paid by taxpayers, maybe a word from the police would have sufficed.

Jimizo...I feel your pain man.....We may not be shown the same leniency however..

I dunno. I did know a gaijin who used to often jog naked on a local beach just outside the city. Everybody knew who he was, but as far as I know the police were never called.

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Heh, I get this guys feeling 100%. I don't think it should be anything above socially unacceptable. Sure, people shouldn't do it. But if they absolutely want to, well then go ahead. It's not something that should have a law against it, nor should he lose his job. It has nothing to do with his job whatsoever.

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When you get old even dressing can be tedious even though he’s 49 and not 79.

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You were born naked, our ancestors lived naked, naked is what we all are under our clothes, we are non of us that different so there won't be any surprises, clothing is only worn as a protection from climates we were not evolved for or for display purposes, so why is being in the most humanly natural state a crime?

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Don’t blame the guy. They have nice warm climate in Kochi. You would want to walk around naked

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Guy's got balls.

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I dont see what is so hard to put fundoshi on at the exit.

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Mostly good, funny comments. I say more power to the guy. I'm a very early riser (3:30-4AM) and have no qualms about taking the recycling box to the curb, about 15 meters away, naked. I also like gardening naked, and there's a naked garden club in England that cleans up and installs new plantings in public gardens that I'll be joining, next year.

Really, who cares?

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There's gotta be better ways to make sure the neighborhood trash patrol don't criticize what you put in the red and yellow bags.

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TigersTokyoDome: "Smith, 2 seconds or less? Extra small?"

You sound like you speak from experience, bud. And lacking the confidence so much you spend longer to hike your underwear up doesn't speak much about your case. Neither does lacking it so much you like to try and pick fights you can't win. :)

The point is that you must be incredibly lazy if you can't put on even underwear before you go out in public.

Trevor Peace: "Really, who cares?"

People with children. You like flashing kids? Because whether you intend to or not, if you are naked outdoors in a public place, and one sees you (or anyone else, for that matter), that's what you're doing.

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Strangerland: "It's not something that should have a law against it, nor should he lose his job. It has nothing to do with his job whatsoever."

So, you think flashing people is okay. Noted. And before you say he didn't, he did -- people saw him. Doesn't matter if that was his intention. Once he stepped out of the door nude, willingly, and agains the law, he was engaging in indecent behaviour. And they DO have laws against it, whether you think they should or should not. You say you understand the guy's feeling, and that's fine -- I think anyone does. But where this guy differentiates himself from most of us, is that we take a moment to think about it, and don't do it. Do YOU go out naked like this? If not, why not? My guess is no, because you know better.

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Just needs to say he thought he was in an Onsen.

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Leave the guy alone. It isn't like he's displaying tattoos.

BTW, nudism or not have nothing to do with political leanings, though I'd prefer there be a maximum weight limit.

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So, you think flashing people is okay. Noted.

Hardly flashing. Flashing is exposing one's genitals for the purpose of a sexual thrill from the resulting shock. This is closer to streaking than it is to flashing.

I think it should be socially unacceptable to take your trash out naked (I don't want to see it). I'm not so prudish as to think it should have any effect on this guy's job or legal status.

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Smith, at least youre making sense.

lots if wannabe exhibitionists posting on this one.

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Funny or not, Public nudity is a crime and he should be charged according to the law regardless of his status.

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Why exactly should someone be denied of their freedom due to having been naked where someone can see?

I'm looking beyond the answer 'because it's the law' - that's the type of answer Japanese would give. I'm looking for actual reasoning behind their being a law in the first place.

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Is public nudity against the law here? Stranger, I know you got the Japanese skills to confirm this. Public nudity is can be protected speech in the US when it is not done for obscene reasons such as flashing.

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Wonder if he was naked as in no clothes, or just simply wearing skimpy/light clothing ? If the latter, then I guess that explains why I get weird looks from the neighbors.

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I guess he was the "junk man!"

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