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Jeeze. What will they do with all the pornos that have been released?

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Stupid women ...

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Err, sorry but I would NEVER take part in a sleep study at a hotel nor a hot springs.

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.....destroy them! These allegations if true are horrible. This selfish greedy jerk needs should never see freedom again and left to be raped while in prison.

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How was he discovered?

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I know it's politically incorrect to blame the victim, but come on! A lone man asks to meet you at a hotel, so he can conduct a sleep study, and you don't see red flags?

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This is NOT the victims fault!!! This is a crime committed by a person who deserves to be in jail for the rest of his life! How come anyone can blame the victims.

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was that stupidity or ignorance❗️

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Japanese women are so gullable. Its not surprising that he tricked all those women. Didnt the women think that clinical medical research should be conducted in a - uh. . . . . Clinic or medical facility? Not a hotel.

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I thought there were rules in place regarding porn that required the stars to have contracts. Aren't those who purchase the porn for distribution obligated to ensure the porn they acquire is legit?

It sure would be nice if the authorities got on the ball with that sort of thing instead of worrying about pixelation.

That said, I would not immediately believe the police claims are true. It may be that a majority of these women knew exactly what was going to happen and only a few were actually duped. I think its going to be impossible to track these women down and find out for sure.

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Not the victims fault... But, is like if I walk into the most dangerous neighbourhood wearing the shiniest diamonds, wearing expensive designer clothes and using my iPhone 6. Please people, use some brains once in a while.

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"They believe Hideyuki Noguchi, 54, gave the women sedatives after luring them to hotels and hot spring resorts."

As others have said, luring them!? With what a trail of breadcrumbs. Obviously, he's ISIS worthy (filming his exploits no less), but there's a whole lot of stupid to spread around here.

The producers of the films also need to face long prison terms. Not that there's any disgusting rape fetish defining a huge segment of the industry.

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Of course they believed him, he was wearing a white coat.

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"Of course they believed him, he was wearing a white coat."

... and no pants

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I'd really like to feel sorry for these women, but "clinical studies" in hotel rooms and at onsens? Just pathetic.

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Imprison and castrate him!

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Woah... How'd they catch him?

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SauloJpnFEB. 04, 2015 - 07:46AM JST This is NOT the victims fault!!! This is a crime committed by a person who deserves to be in jail for the rest of his life! How come anyone can blame the victims.

You're right. It's actually the fault of their parents for failing to inculcate them with not an iota of common sense.

No, this is one instance, if this typically detail free reporting is correct, when you can blame the victim.

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No, you really can't. You do because it makes you feel better about yourself and superior to them, but you can't do it objectively. The victims did NOTHING wrong.

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It's a sad world when we blame people for getting raped because they were raised to be trusting. Stupid people, why didn't they make sure they were raised better? They should be summarily executed (or raped) for their stupidicty.

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Imprison and castrate him!

WHOA!! Just prison will do!

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Around 20-30 years ago HongKong women were paranoid about accepting drinks from strangers, dates, even acquaintances, due to just this kind of problem. Maybe Japan was same. People get complacent, and forget the past, but that's understandable. Who wants to live in fear all the time? Maybe Noguchi offered a fee for participating in the study.

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No matter how gullible the victims have been, once you are in that world of trust that you live in, i cant help but feel sorry that this kind of things happened to them. The same with gullible tourists abroad.

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How flippin' gullible must you be?!

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First off - anyone making light of this, you probably don't have a daughter, or maybe even a sister, but if you do, let's see you laugh it off in front of them.

In some cases of crimes in Japan (other countries too) the criminal is only successful if he/she has access to the gullible. Take the "Ore! Ore!" swindles here. Yes, they were stupid, naive, gullible and it boggles the mind to think that medical testing could be done in a hotel or onsen, no matter what was said, with no-one else present. But they did just get their wallet take or lose money. These women were made defenseless, raped, filmed, humiliated and who knows what some will do to themselves if their identify becomes known (and you can bet the Japanese media will just love this one). In this case their stupidity is not an excuse, but the result of it deserves some pity.

Parents - educate your kids to err on the side of extreme caution.

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I don't I've ever managed to lure any females to a hot spring for a medical study.....

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That many women; some must have known. See how many got paid.

This is not helping Tokyo's award for safest big city in the world!

http://www.japantoday.com/category/lifestyle/view/tokyo-named-safest-city-in-world-osaka-no-3

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come on, if you're responding to a sleep study at a hotel or onsen, then you don't have much common sense.

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This is how this probably went down. Hi, you look like a very intelligent woman and I would like to introduce myself. Boku wa nemui-san and I'm a scientific researcher. I need your valuable assistance for a very important medical study that involves studying your blood pressure while you sleep. Next move is to take out the fake diploma and show it for a millisecond or two to gain their trust. Now that we've established my medical credentials, oops/darn it's after 5 pm, my clinic is closed. Wait I have an idea, let's adjourn to a local hotel or hot spring spa where I give you these little white pills that will help you relax and go to sleep. Oh by the way, are you married or have a boyfriend that will miss you since this research is very detailed and will take several hours? No, OK then lets get on with this research project and check into this love hotel because we won't be staying overnight for this study. Baka sugiru!

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so, you go to hotel or spring resort with some guy overnight for clinical research and dont question it? I dont want to blame the victim, but.. seriously?

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To anyone blaming the victims: I imagine he used many fake credentials and offered the hotel option, giving them some line about it being more comfortable. He probably lied about a nurse joining him... maybe there was an accomplice we don't know about. Con men at this level are incredibly manipulative and excellent liars. The point is, put your blame focus on the criminal, not the victim.

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And what I have to ask is why would a teenager go to a hotel with a 54 year old man?

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Horrible comments.... This scum didn't work alone. He wasn't your average joe who just woke up one morning and said I'm gonna have some fun. He definitely had at least a couple of female "nurses" accompanying the victims to the hotels, a small office...No woman the world over would ever go alone with any unknown man to a hotel for "clinical research". He placed ads asking for volunteers. How many thousands of women replied and from them how many hundrends were raped by this piece of #$%&? I'm sure some women were even extorted to pay him up not to reveal photos or videos to husbands and family and that's how they got him. This is difinitely the work of a gang not just one individual. Nothing is mentioned in the news about any porn producers getting arrested either.

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Let me explain how he could do it. Most Japanese people cannot say no asseryively! So if someone tries hard enough and insists for a long time, he can almost always win. A few Japanese men have told me how they pick up a girl and insist and finally take her to hotel any evening they want to. They say it is enough to insist and refuse any excuse the woman makes. This guy used a sleeping pill only because he wanted to film them too. He could have insisted it was for a film audition! Probably because of his age he needed to drug them.

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Well I think this report puts the problem of unreported rape in context. Hundreds of women raped over 2 years and him advertising very publicly (perfect for a honey trap) and they've only arrested him now. Either the Jcops were incompetent or it took over a hundred rapes before someone reported him.

Of course he will probably only get a slap on the wrist for the rapes. They might have more luck pursuing charges for illegally dispensing medication.

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According to a Japanese news report yesterday, he advertised for participants in his bogus "study" by saying that it was a pleasant and easy way to make money (I believe it was 7000 yen or so) while doing nothing but relaxing and sleeping in a resort hotel/onsen. He gave the victims alcohol and sleeping pills on the pretext that the study required uninterrupted sleep, and apparently dealt with underage victims by giving them alcohol-laced cake instead of booze.

The news story said that many/most/all of the women were unaware that they had been raped, having been unconscious throughout, and gave the impression that the way in which the crime was discovered was being suppressed for privacy reasons. My guess--speculation only--is that one or more of the victims were notified when they were seen in porn clips by acquaintances.

I hope that this scumbag gets a very harsh sentence, indeed.

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Look, the thing is, how many clinical studies are conducted at onsens and hotels by one person? No staff at all. You HAVE TO smell a rat. I don't want to hear about the trusting nature of Japanese.

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This deserves so much prison that there should be a special one just for him, but those calling for castration or equally or more extreme measures are going too far. Mutilation of any sort is not a just punishment for anything. Also, not that these women were to blame, but going to a hotel or hot spring for a scientific study? They should have at least had someone accompany them to monitor, with such dubious locations.

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Also, not that these women were to blame, but going to a hotel or hot spring for a scientific study?

Not that these women were to blame, but you then proceed to blame them anyway...

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How about the porn studios that bought the videos? Will they be chased up as well? They had to have known the videos were taken illegally and without consent.

I'm not gonna place any blame on the victims, but it's a good indication of how desperate people are to make some money.

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I see a lot of these comments on this website so I made an account specifically to respond to the whole 'don't blame women' thing; it is kind of logically mind-blowing.

There is a difference between blaming people and teaching them to protect themselves better. Not taking proper precautions IS an individuals own responsibility. That however does not take away from the issue of the crime nor their innocence.

There is a great video on this on youtube. If you'd like to watch it check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T0GcHM0s4o

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Another question that needs to be asked is "How was he able to obtain the sedatives that he used?" And whoever supplied him with those drugs needs to be prosecuted too.

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How did he compensate the victims for the so called "clinical study?" Most likely with the money he made by posting it online and selling it to the producers. I think the websites it was uploaded to and the producers should be punished as well. If you think it about it, it gave more victims to conduct the "study" on. We can even take it up a notch and blame the society and government for these creating demand for these types of films.

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Footage of the attacks was posted on the Internet or sold to producers of porn films, allegedly netting Noguchi more than 10 million yen, TBS and other broadcasters

WTF... Arrest these creeps and shut them down!

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Well, this is horrifying.

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Compulsory chemical castration for Hideyuki Noguchi, at the very least

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@lllKyo - "mind blowing" is the level of fatuity in the video you posted suggesting that the burqa is the solution to the problem and that the defencless should be left to their peril.

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slumdog: "Not that these women were to blame, but you then proceed to blame them anyway..."

No, not at all, but I'm not at all surprised you've injected your own feelings into other people's arguments yet again. There is a difference between being responsible about something and being to blame. Not putting yourself into risky situations is a responsible way of behaving -- it does not mean you are to blame for a crime being committed if you do. Obviously you can't see the difference. I just hope if you have kids now or in the future you don't avoid telling them not to walk on the road when there's oncoming traffic or not to use common sense; I mean, they wouldn't be to blame, right? So why bother to tell them about the dangers of doing so and insist they exercise caution?

And do you ever actually have anything to add on the articles at hand, or do you just always attack other posters? If your black and white logic applied to everything, since I am for the man being severely punished for his crimes, you must support him.

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@smithinjapan: from MW

responsible 1 a : liable to be called on to answer b (1) : liable to be called to account as the primary cause, motive, or agent (2) : being the cause or explanation c : liable to legal review or in case of fault to penalties

2 a : able to answer for one's conduct and obligations b : able to choose for oneself between right and wrong

3: marked by or involving responsibility or accountability

4: politically answerable; especially : required to submit to the electorate if defeated by the legislature

In what exact way are these women responsible for being raped? Do you know the exact details of how and if they were lured by a single man or they did take precautions but were raped nontheless? And what if they indeed behave in an irresponsible way, what does that mean? That "they should have known better"? You mention the child example. How about the victims of an airplane crash accident? Should they have used common sense and take into consideration that airplane accidents happen and therefore should not have boarded an aircraft? Would you call them irresponsible?

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No, not at all

'Not at all', huh?

Let's look at what you wrote above again, shall we?

Also, not that these women were to blame, but going to a hotel or hot spring for a scientific study? They should have at least had someone accompany them to monitor, with such dubious locations.

See the parts after the 'but'? That's the part where you blame the victims. You see, the 'but' is the hint that you are going to say something that contradicts what was said before it.

These women were not to blame. Period.

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As evil as this bar steward is... why did the sites buy the videos? Did they think they were normal porn? This piece of scum needs to accidentally fall down a flight of stairs in the cop shop.

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The very word 'victim' demonstrates the defined state of said persons. QED.

It's incredibly demonstrative of Japanese people's nature that they could be so terribly abused via their trust in others. An appalling abuse of people, sentiment and innocence. Long may he serve in four walls. Here's to some of the victim's family members being a prison guard or warden. Here's to some prisoners having female relations with a story to tell too. Abhorrent entity.

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This case is very similar to one that happened a few years ago, in Osaka I believe. A cosmetic surgeon raped dozens of his female patients while they were under anaesthesia, and filmed the attacks (I don't think he sold or distributed the films, though).

And for those of you who don't understand why the women victims didn't balk at accompanying him to hotels for the "tests," well, I have had several full-body check-ups at hotels, involving one-night stays. So-called "ningen dock."

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Well it seems that this guy needs plenty of sex, no problem, put him in a womans prison! I am sure there are one or two ladies that will help him out. it brings a whole new meaning to "Banged up", I am felling sorry for him already!

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And he continued this for 2 YEARS before someone got suspicious? Wow.

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Pidestroika : "In what exact way are these women responsible for being raped?"

I never said they are responsible for being raped. YOU said I did. I said they are responsible for going to the places where they got raped.

"And what if they indeed behave in an irresponsible way, what does that mean?"

It means they behaved irresponsibly. If you were asked to go into a dark alley so a stranger could show you something, would you do it? My guess is no. But let's say you did, and were raped, or worse. If someone calls you up and says "ware ware -- send me money!" is it not a good idea to check the situation before you send it? The person who committed the crime is absolutely guilty for doing what he or she did, but you have a responsibility to yourself, and possibly others, to use common sense in such situations -- and sorry but going to a hotel/hot spring resort for a man's 'scientific study' is not common sense.

"How about the victims of an airplane crash accident? Should they have used common sense and take into consideration that airplane accidents happen and therefore should not have boarded an aircraft? Would you call them irresponsible?"

Ridiculous. But let's take your hypothetical comparison into consideration for a moment. If they were asked in a newspaper to test out an airplane by someone who claims to be a pilot (not an airline company or going through a legitimate ticketing agent, mind you!), then asked to step into some private Cessna covered in duct tape and rust for a mere $50 payment if you do it, then yes I would say that's irresponsible.

slumdog: "See the parts after the 'but'? That's the part where you blame the victims."

Utter BS. The fact that the women in question should have exercised more caution wouldn't change if I used 'and' instead of 'but'. It's not a contradiction any more than saying, "The man is guilty of raping 100 women, but it sure took the police a long time to find him!" The part after the 'but' doesn't eliminate the man's guilt, or put any on the police. If you want to imagine it does then that is simply your own paranoia and reading into things that aren't there (as usual). And (not 'but'... see?) you have said on other threads you don't word things well.

Once again, no one is saying the guy is not 100% to blame or that the women are not victims. Stop trying to read into this what is not there.

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It means they behaved irresponsibly.

The victims acted in good faith. The victims did nothing wrong. They were the victims. Trust does not equal irresponsible.

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There was a rich Japanese man who did even worse a few years ago except he did it to foreigners. His name is JOJI Obara, he drugged and even gave countless hostess foreign women ether and raped them when they fell asleep causing a couple to even die, but because he was rich the police didn't suspect foul play until the second girl went missing last seen with him. When the police searched his beach side mansion they recovered thousands of photos of women sexually molested and drugged. Now he is in prison for a very very long time for his actions.

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His name is JOJI Obara, he drugged and even gave countless hostess foreign women ether and raped them when they fell asleep causing a couple to even die, but because he was rich the police didn't suspect foul play until the second girl went missing last seen with him. When the police searched his beach side mansion they recovered thousands of photos of women sexually molested and drugged. Now he is in prison for a very very long time for his actions.

Over exaggerate a bit? He was Korean/Japanese 2 died, and he molested 6 others. What he did was totally wrong, but exaggerating his crimes is wrong too.

Moderator: Your information is incorrect. Police did indeed find at least 400 videos and photos of dozens of victims.

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@smithinjapan No. You are absolutely wrong. The women have ZERO "responsibility". The police and the authorities have actual responsibility to protect them from scum like this guy. You and other commentators here pre-suppose they were too stupid or they weren't careful etc and you don't know how this guy did it. He raped more than 100 women in 2 years, that's more than one woman per week on average. He got 10mil, which would be 100,000 for each victim. This is a full time job. 2-3...a dozen women duped yes, would make some sense that only one guy did it. Here, in order to dupe 100 women there must be a whole group working with him creating a whole set-up. So before you go out and say the women should have known better and should be "responsible" not to go to such places, consider that maybe they were indeed careful and responsible and got raped regardless because they couldn't defend themselves or they didn't see any danger in the situation. Enough of your ludicrous reasoning. Try to learn the meaning of the word "responsible".

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I have no words that express how shocked i am. Are Japanese women that trusting? I mean a newspaper add. THen to hotels and hot springs???

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He may have taken out an ad and arranged to have women meet him at a set location. If they saw other women signing up for 'testing' then they probably thought he was legit...same if he 'scheduled' them to meet him at a hotel for 'sleeping'. Of course, after the fact, they were probably mortified and embarrassed over what happened and I am certain he was LONG GONE...or he thanked them for their 'participation' and they were kind of grossed out and left. Too humiliated to tell anyone.

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essaFEB. 04, 2015 - 05:15PM JST This case is very similar to one that happened a few years ago, in Osaka I believe. A cosmetic surgeon raped dozens of his female patients while they were under anaesthesia, and filmed the attacks (I don't think he sold or distributed the films, though).

And for those of you who don't understand why the women victims didn't balk at accompanying him to hotels for the "tests," well, I have had several full-body check-ups at hotels, involving one-night stays. So-called "ningen dock."

Interesting. You've had a full body checkup at a hotel?? from a doctor?

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Interesting. You've had a full body checkup at a hotel?? from a doctor?

You can too, if you want:

http://www.k-clinic-sanno.com/dinner_dock.htm

http://www.ams-dock.jp/palace/check/stay.html

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Slumdog, really, you used the services in those two links and you got a full body checkup at a hotel? Then either their home page is lying or you are, because the first link says that a dinner at the hotel after the checkup is included, and the second link offers an option for those who prefer to have the checkup over two days, and a night at a hotel is included. In both cases, the checkup is of course performed at the clinic, and not the hotel

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timeon,

http://dock.cocokarada.jp/detail_hos/0989418/basicinfo.html

http://www.okurakobe-clinic.jp/info/facil.html

There are many different kinds of services depending on the facility.

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slumdog, it is still a clinic , an actual clinic and not love hotel or resort

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Bernie Madoff swindled billions of dollars away from people who should have known better. Should we blame the victims in that case, as well?

It is a shame that anyone has to mistrust anyone else.

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@tessa Thanks for the information. I had never heard of an overnight "ningen dock" being done at a hotel; I'd only heard of them being done at hospitals or other medical centers with beds.

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@Balefire

Yes, they are sometimes performed overnight at swanky hotels, but I don't think this is common practice unless your company plan offers you the option. (They also seem to be becoming popular for wealthy tourists from other Asian countries; in the hotel that I stay at there are often Chinese-speaking patients.) Obviously the tests themselves are not performed in your hotel room, but in my case the clinic was located in the same building, just on a different floor. I was able to go from examination room to my hotel room in robe and slippers!

The "stay-plan" also took into account whether I was able to eat breakfast or dinner, depending on the requirements of the tests, and offered me various healthy menu options. They even offered a sightseeing tour. There are various packages, such as half-day, all-day, and one-night stay. It depends on your gender, too. I usually take the full check for female disorders as well as the general health one.

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how the hell could you fall for that? if you're invited to a clinical study that doesn't take place in a clinical setting, it's probably not a clinical study, braniac.

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slumdog, it is still a clinic , an actual clinic and not love hotel or resort

I never suggested they were 'love hotels' or 'resorts'. The question was whether they do full body health check ups in a hotel setting and my answer was that they do.

The facilities I listed are partnered with, owned or partially owned by major hotels in Japan. It is precisely because of their superior hotel services that they are sought after for these chec- ups and the prices show this as well.

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More than likely the study offered a full luxury package: free of charge; an incentive fee, free accomodation.... and this is probably how he lured them into participating. He deserves nothing less than life in prison. These women will need therapy to learn from this experience as well. Hopefully they will continue on with their lives!!

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