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Man arrested for trying to film up woman's skirt with smartphone

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Police in Osaka have arrested a 50-year-old self-employed man on suspicion of committing an obscene act after he was caught trying to film up a woman's skirt with his smartphone camera.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 7:45 p.m. on Tuesday at a bookstore on Kita Ward. The suspect, Tetsuji Moriyama, placed his phone up the skirt of a woman in her 40s. The woman yelled at him and Moriyama fled, pursued by the woman and a male bookstore employee, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said they caught up with him and detained him near Hankyu Umeda Station.

Police quoted Moriyama as saying he was drunk at the time and can't remember the incident. He was arrested before for committing a similar lewd act in February, police said. At that time, Moriyama attached a miniature camera to his sandals to film up a woman's skirt in an underground shopping area at Umeda.

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This guy needs to get the internet at home.

14 ( +16 / -2 )

Never understood this fetish. Mostly dark under skirts and if at all you get a quickt glimpse of white or whatever colour the panties are depending on leg position.

Now if you knew she was no-pan maybe but hard to get a decent shot anyway.

Looks to me like the guys want to do a no-no and not more.

3 ( +8 / -4 )

Mostly dark under skirts and if at all you get a quickt glimpse of white or whatever colour the panties are depending on leg position.

How do you know this?

9 ( +16 / -7 )

Common knowledge base on skirt fabrics, etc

-3 ( +8 / -10 )

Females there are dressed too modestly down there, even JS, JC and JK girls.

So don't do it, it's not worth it and and not worth the time & fines.

-12 ( +2 / -14 )

"At that time, Moriyama attached a miniature camera to his sandals to film up a woman’s skirt in an underground shopping area at Umeda."

Ok, let's be honest, I do get that many/most men 'naturally' look when women accidentally (or not) flash their undies in public (train, bar, work etc). I do. And many women do/would do the same.

What I don't get though (or not completely!) is that Moriyama san did not feel ridiculously pathetic when he attached his mini camera to his sandals, at home, probably on the kitchen table, with glue, rubber bands etc. The sandals/mini camera stuff would ruin it for me! Would love to talk to the bloke though :)

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I don't think going commando is a big thing here in Japan. Women even wear underwear under their bikinis!

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Police quoted Moriyama as saying he was drunk at the time and can’t remember the incident.

Classic. Textbook.

He was arrested before for committing a similar lewd act in February, police said. At that time, Moriyama attached a miniature camera to his sandals to film up a woman’s skirt in an underground shopping area at Umeda.

Was he drunk then too?

0 ( +4 / -4 )

This has all the classic features of weird stuff in Japan. upskirt filming fetish (why? WHY??), was drunk and can't remember (always), repeat offender, he confesses all, etc etc.

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The 'advice' given bin comments here makes me shake my head in dismay and disgust.

all you get a quickt glimpse of white or whatever colour the panties are depending on leg position...Now if you knew she was no-pan maybe but hard to get a decent shot anyway.

Females there are dressed too modestly down there..So don't do it, it's not worth it and and not worth the time & fines.

I don't think going commando is a big thing here in Japan

Nobody has said, Don't do it because it's an appalling way to treat someone, a disgusting violation of a woman's space, a humiliation for her, and why should girls and women have to live their lives worried that someone is going to slip a camera under their skirts or into their toilet cubicle, grope them in a crowd, follow them home, slip something into their drink, climb into their house and attack them?

wtaf. What kind of society are we living in, where the only reason not to treat women like they are nothing is when you don't get anything out of it?

-1 ( +5 / -6 )

"Tee hee hee, I got a brief glimpse of panties" ... It's like these guys have not grown up since kindergarden.

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So, he is a repeat offender and claims he was drunk and doesn't remember it. In other countries he would be on a sex offenders' list and be ordered to undertake treatment for his alcoholism. It's surprising just how common this kind of behaviour is. I've caught half a dozen sick loons with cameras stuck up a girl's bum.

Alistair Carnell - It's like these guys have not grown up since kindergarden.

Nah mate, the average mental and emotional age of a Japanese man is 13.

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@ Disillusioned "It's surprising just how common this kind of behaviour is."

Does anyone remember those vending machines that were prevalent , back in the day to service these natural loons?

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"Drunk and can't remember"

Big surprise.

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In other countries he would be on a sex offenders' list

Which is an over-reaction. While this behavior is definitely wrong, and should be punished accordingly, when you start treating any little deviance as a sex offense, it dilutes the meaning.

This is sexual, but there was no physical violation of the women, and no violence. So I don't feel it should be a sex offense.

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Strangerland - In other countries he would be on a sex offenders' list - Which is an over-reaction. While this behavior is definitely wrong, and should be punished accordingly, when you start treating any little deviance as a sex offense

A little deviance? Are you serious? What if it was your daughter or your wife? I'm sure your opinion would be a lot different. He has been caught twice, the first time with a camera hidden in his shoe! He is a sick pervert and should be incarcerated and receive counselling and, he should be left on a watch list until he has overcome his perverted illness.

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A little deviance? Are you serious?

Overreaction much?

In an ideal world, sex offender watchlist should only be reserved to those who actually committed legit physical sexual violence.

-7 ( +5 / -12 )

What if it was your daughter or your wife?

I'd want him to be arrested, and punished accordingly.

But I still don't think it's something to put on a sex offenders list. It just makes it mean less. When people know the sex offenders list means rape, hearing that someone is on it is heavy, and I would immediately think bad of the person. When they start putting people on it for getting caught peeing in an alley, or taking a picture up some girl's skirt though, I'm not going to immediately think they are a rapist.

-6 ( +6 / -12 )

Police quoted Moriyama as saying he was drunk at the time and can’t remember the incident.

The only reason people keep using this excuse is it works, or at least the male-dominated justice system can identify with it

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@ Strange

Do you try to sound like a arrogant ass as much as possible or is it just natural?

7 ( +9 / -2 )

In USA, sex offender listed people have their bottom leg chained with id chains that Fe noisy when he walks drunk excuses do not work. They get arrested and throws in drunk tan. But photo under skirt is more unique in JPN? in summer so hot thzt girls walk bikini in where I live in USA.

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

He was drunk. Pathetic. Was he drunk on the other occasion he was caught, and I assume he was drunk when he attached the camera to his sandal.

This man is a sexual predator. Japan needs a sex offender register ASAP.

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What if it was your daughter

The words, "You're not going out dressed like that" come to mind.

The guy is basically behaving like an eight year-old child. Perhaps there should be "behaving like an immature kid" register.

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

albaleo: "What if it was your daughter" ... The words, "You're not going out dressed like that" come to mind.

What, in a skirt?

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Get out of jail free card statement "I WAS DRUNK AND DON'T REMEMBER!

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

Get out of jail free card statement "I WAS DRUNK AND DON'T REMEMBER!

Just because that's what he reportedly said what makes you think he will not be punished. Are you a policeman?

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

Once - shame on you. But twice - shame on Japan. This is the second offense of the perp...the law has to penalize his actions with monetary compensation to the victims. This will teach him a serious lesson.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

But he remembers that he was "drunk" but didn't remember the incident.

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Picture Underskirt is no sex offense: do you mean taking a photo of a woman on a beach, so in bikini, is a sel offense ? I am talking about taking a photo, not stalking, groping or touching in any way. I have two girls: I am telling them either to laugh or give a nice slap if too obvious. Indeed, those people are behaving like kids. When a kid, I would gladly go under the table and have good staring to ladies. No one cares...If you are not annoyed, and if it does nothing to you, why care ? In the meantime, japanese have an obvious lack of flirting sense, of exchange between genders, and simply of sex after all.

As a previous commentator said before, sex offense is something serious. And an upskirt picture making news hides the real sex offenses women suffer (groping, harassment, violence, perverses physical actions...) Which are hardly ever reported because women not believed then. Keep calm and catch the real offenders.

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@Jonathan Prin:

Really? If someone takes a photo up your daughter's skirt, she's supposed to just giggle it off? I don't think you understand how uncomfortable this makes women feel, just the thought of the possibility. That's why it is a serious crime, the fact that women can't be comfortable and safe, dressing how they want. Women are not here for you to stare at. Have some respect, man. I really hope you've grown up since then.

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I wonder if the is a market for female underwear that detects the range finding IR/laser and turns on a bright flash ruining the camera's exposure ;)

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@ Jonathan There a big difference between taking a picture of a woman in a bikini at a beach as opposed to sticking a camera under a woman's skirt or dress ! It is invasive and just plain sick.

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Are there other countries in which this sort of thing occurs?

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I have two girls: I am telling them either to laugh or give a nice slap if too obvious.

This is sad. Instead of telling girls to react based on their own instincts, to firmly reject and speak out against what makes them feel uncomfortable, fathers are condoning intrusion, telling their daughters to brush aside offensive acts, be polite and laugh it off.

The "boys will be boys" mentality that allows kids to get away with aggressive behaviour is where things start to go wrong. There is a video somewhere which illustrates this perfectly. Even though the girl was uncomfortable and wanted him to stop, people think it's funny, cute, and harmless, because they're little. Noone thinks to tell the kid to back the f off.

And so it continues into adulthood, and people think putting a camera up a woman's skirt is harmless behaviour, when it really is not...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaiVX7BHnSE

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

This happens so often in Japan that it is past being news or worth reporting.

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@another: I think unique in Japan?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Anyone else to say I am someone without honor and that I don't know how to bring up my children? LOL Women, stand up and first make yourself respected. If anyone is in any way invasive, kick him hard. We are not living in "brave new world" storyline so get on the real world, act on adult problems and don't say there aren't any especially in Japan for women!

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

he should have buy sexy magazine near the toilet door of any conbini. he can see more...

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At that time, Moriyama attached a miniature camera to his sandals to film up a woman’s skirt in an underground shopping area at Umeda.

Ha-ha! In a way, what he has been doing is somewhat comical including the current case.

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I have two girls: I am telling them either to laugh or give a nice slap if too obvious.

This is sad. Instead of telling girls to react based on their own instincts, to firmly reject and speak out against what makes them feel uncomfortable, fathers are condoning intrusion, telling their daughters to brush aside offensive acts, be polite and laugh it off.

Not exactly. When my girl gets older, I'll tell her much the same thing in regards to upskirt photos. "If you catch someone doing it, call the police. Have it dealt with accordingly. But don't be a victim, don't allow someone who does this to you to be stronger than you. Looking at your panties is nothing. Allowing yourself to be emotionally hurt by this lets them win."

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Darn Pokemon gets anywhere officer.

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