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Man arrested for filming up high school girl's skirt on escalator in Saitama

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A 23-year-old man was arrested on Monday night for filming up a 17-year-old high school girl's skirt with a digital video camera on an escalator at Asaka Station in Asaka City, Saitama Prefecture.

Takahiro Wada, 23, who works in the editorial department of a Saitama newspaper, was arrested on the spot at 4 p.m. by a patrolling police officer who spotted him aiming his camera up the girl's skirt. The camera was protruding out of the man's bag.

Wada has admitted to the allegations and told police he has filmed up girls' skirts many times.

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Thank God! I was just thinking there hadn't been a pervert/bizarre story coming out of Saitama in a day or 2. My faith is restored!

Only strange thing in this story is that he has a job. Am assuming he still lives at home with his parents, as per the norm.

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Unfortunately that's the journalistic angle you have to take to cater to the local readers...

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It's the Japanese male past time

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OBVOUSLY, he wanted to shame his boss and be fired from his job! Even a little kid knows you can't take a good photo of a dark place at NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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It's about time. I was wondering why it took so long for a report about someone filming up a girl's skirt to surface in Japan related news. By the way I doubt those who would complain about other news blurbs (i.e. US service personnel's crimes) would worry one bit about news being filled with these lurid stories. Yes, even with all the big news in the world.

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And, the beat goes on.......and on......and on.......

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Japan needs to cycle some of these perverts through California's prison system so they can learn the hard way to respect personal boundaries.

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and all along I thought Japanese males were shy...my bad

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Some pretty interesting people out there...

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Japan needs to cycle some of these perverts through California's prison system so they can learn the hard way to respect personal boundaries.

That would be great. Unfortunately though, unless you actually kill someone, you probably won't get any jail time in Japan. Well, unless you're foreigner, then you're going away for a long time, before they boot you out of the country.

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Japan needs to cycle some of these perverts through California's prison system so they can learn the hard way to respect personal boundaries.

Actually, I think respect is their problem. If they acted a little more like the womanizers who truly have no respect for women, they could get past those personal boundaries with some measure of permission, and would not need to resort to this bottom scraping. Such as it is, they respect women so much they cannot even bring themselves to talk to one sensibly.

They need to be taught to have "game", a class that is sorely needed in Japan.

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Man arrested for filming up high school girl's skirt on escalator in ...

This headline seems to be a permanent fixture on JT.

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Another one of Saitama's finest.

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what sick small mind does this kind of thing? as a woman, i have always and will always wear slacks in japan. it really gives me the creeps. sometimes i find it hard to look at my male co-workers and not wonder.....as there are so many of these people here.

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Soldave = a working man incomprihensable

cavemanlawyer = they do this because they respect women? i do not understand your logic.

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Why would anybody do this when they could watch porn without getting in trouble?

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It's the Japanese male past time

Indeed. Anyone who does this is either seriously past his time (over age 80 and Alzheimers-ridden) or seriously before his time (under age 12 and developmentally disabled)

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Too many "Mangas" on the shelves I guess.

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another avg day of policing i see / and whats with NEWSPPL always in the news for perv actions in shops and subways etc???

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well there goes his investigative report into the slightly hidden dangers of high school girls.

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I'm sure that not long ago, there was someone like him trying to be under-skirt-producer. I can't recollect his sentence, but something is telling me that only fine was imposed on him. Takahiro Wada even admitted that he was doing this many times, what an idiot he is. He certainly need a shrink to adjust his video camera. Is Japan short of film producers?

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****I wouldn't call him a pervert unless he were filming a man's rear. He's merely a law breaker; recording for reminiscence.

What he did is not right but women shouldn't walk around in public with their butts hanging out. I wonder if the arresting cop was getting an eyeful.

I suspect the only reason cavemen didn't film up wooly mammoth skirts was because they didn't have camera.

Caveman: Now bottom scraping would be perverted.

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