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Man arrested for filming up girl’s skirt at train station

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Kanagawa Prefectural Police have arrested a 44-year-old man on suspicion of violating the nuisance prevention ordinance against voyeurism after he allegedly filmed up the skirt of a third-year female high school student.

Police said Shigeo Takizawa, a company employee from Yokohama City, used his smartphone to film up the skirt of the 18-year-old girl at Ichigao Station on the Tokyu Denentoshi Line, at around 8:40 a.m. on Wednesday, Sankei Shimbun reported.  A police officer on patrol noticed Takizawa moving suspiciously behind the girl as she walked up the stairs. When the suspect pointed his smartphone under the girl’s skirt, the officer detained him.

Police said Takizawa has admitted to the charge and that he hinted at having committed similar offenses.

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Taking one for the team.

12 ( +14 / -2 )

Another sex offender whose offence does not get taken seriously bŷ the authorities.

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 used his smartphone to film up the skirt 

Wouldn't this be "video recording" rather than filming?

44 years old and following 18 year olds. What a loser.

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26 years riding the Denentoshi and never once saw a clothed cop at any station. I did see a very cute detective once though apprehend a so called groper. Wow, it was like watching TV. She was tough. I fell in love.

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Does this happen in other countries?

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@expat: If the girls are wearing very short mini-skirts to school, you can be sure there will be voyeurs. I don't understand why they don't just watch on the internet. There are tons of fake voyeur episodes for up skirt I am sure. Not that I was ever in one. :-)

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When the suspect pointed his smartphone under the girl’s skirt

Skirts so short don't need to do that

Just be normal

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"he hinted at having committed similar offenses."

It appears his sick wages finally caught up with him.

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Wouldn't this be "video recording" rather than filming?

The term "film" is a commonly used and accepted term to denote video recording.

It's not unlike using "hang up" as a term for ending a call on a smartphone, or "taped" to denote audio recording, which are also commonly used and accepted terms.

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44 years old and following 18 year olds. What a loser.

It could be for money, not his own personal perversion. He may be providing the videos for paying pervs on the internet.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Why is this in the news? It happens all the time in Japan. Are these incidents put in a lottery to see who gets to be in the headlines?

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It seems, that with all hat similar anime, manga, idols and other virtual stuff , such real incidents cannot be avoided completely.

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Amazing how just the other day the moderator erased my comment on a similar case just because I dared to ask what is wrong with Japanese men,so rather than take responsibility and work on improve this misogen society we should avoid any criticism.

Untill Japan doesn’t take the problem from the core starting from the way they look at women and from the teaching education we will have a country with many pervs.

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When are we going to discuss the fact that foreign "english" teachers who come here actively engage in relationships and sexual acts with their students?

What 'fact' is worth discussing? If the school doesn't want their young English teachers having relationships with students, it will be an explicit rule that the teacher breaks at their own risk. If there's no such rule, what exactly is your problem with it? If the student is an adult and consenting, from my perspective it's FAR less of an issue than upskirt cameramen.

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Blimey! Why does he bother? When you can get on the internet and - without trying - find ultra hi res close up pics of ANY body part, with or without clothing. Or at least, so friends tell me. I wouldn't know personally, of course!

INVALID CSRF

6 ( +7 / -1 )

Is this a potential new Olympic event?

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I've heard that girls wear boy-shorts under skits. They don't do this in Japan too?

Of course, it would be best if the people looking could just control themselves instead. Perhaps 2 weeks of sting operations to clear our the offenders would be useful?

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Man arrested for filming up girl’s skirt at train station

Skirt...Um... but obviously different from skirt chaser. ;‑) At any rate, good thing the suspect was arrested.

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Does this happen in other countries?

According to the article below, it apparently happens in England. (It only became illegal there in April last year.)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-51061749

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It happens everywhere, where young ladies must adhere to a dress code when a skirt is in play.

HK, UK, Australia, America. Germany, South America. I have witnessed this dirt practice twice.

The first time was in Kokura station back in 2007. I was not sure what I was looking at. Then after stries like this started to break I understood. The second time was flat out boldness in Central Hong Kong when these Catholic lassies were on the train. This guy bent over to tie his shoe in font of me, He had a go pro type devise palmed in his hand. Angling his hand in that upward direction. I kicked him in rear end sending him faceplanted on to that train floor. The sheer shock on his face was priceless.

Makes you think. Maybe no skirts. No issues.

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Slickdrifter Today 10:30 am JST

It happens everywhere, where young ladies must adhere to a dress code when a skirt is in play.

Makes you think. Maybe no skirts. No issues.

I tend to think that men should just not sexually assault women. No sexual assault, no issues. And women can wear whatever they like.

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 A police officer on patrol noticed Takizawa moving suspiciously behind the girl as she walked up the stairs.

One has to wonder how did the police officer "happen" to catch this? Was his job to look out for women in skirts and be weary of the person behind them? Or unless it was an empire escalator and this perv was trying his little luck.

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I tend to think that men should just not sexually assault women. No sexual assault, no issues. And women can wear whatever they like.

Agreed, but for some, that is too arduous. Those people would rather force others to be responsible instead of being responsible themselves.

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