A male nursing assistant in Miyazaki has been arrested after he allegedly harassed an ex-girlfriend by sending her around 180 emails.
Police said Tuesday that Masashi Hidaka, 33, was arrested for allegedly sending his 25-year-old former partner the emails over the course of three days this month, Fuji TV reported. Police said that in some of the emails, he encouraged his ex-girlfriend to commit suicide. He is also accused of posting messages online that led his victim to believe she was being watched.
Police say Hidaka has confessed to sending the messages and is to be charged under Japan's newly-updated anti-stalking legislation, which was expanded in late June in an attempt to prevent jilted men or women from sending repeated, unsolicited emails to former partners.© Japan Today