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Man says he followed 10-year-old girl because she was cute

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Police in Tokyo have arrested a 33-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of violating the anti-stalking law after he followed a 10-year-old elementary school girl on at least two occasions, filming her from behind with his smartphone.

According to police, Kazuyuki Tani has admitted to following the girl for several hundred meters at around 3:30 p.m. on Dec 3 and Dec 9 as she walked home from school in Edogawa Ward. He was quoted as saying he thought the girl was cute, Fuji TV reported.

The girl told her mother about a man following her and her mother called 110. Tani was arrested on Dec 9.

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What a ceep! I've always said there is an unhealthy sexual fascination with young girls (children) among Japanese men. Perhaps it has something to do with those sick and twisted child porn manga comics that depict children being raped and sexually abused. I have no doubt the cops would find a collection of them in this loon's house, but they are not illegal, are they? There are art and show freedom of expression, right? (roll eyes)

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Well that’s creepy but not surprising in this country. At least the girl is safe.

13 ( +16 / -3 )

Another reason I'm iffy about letting my daughter walk around our neighborhood alone.

11 ( +15 / -4 )

This guy would look cute with my foot in his...

5 ( +8 / -3 )

Man says he followed 10-year-old girl because she was cute.

Very unhealthy behaviour.

12 ( +13 / -1 )

I once questioned a group of drunk j men’s about the fascination with very young girls they looked at each other an laughingly agreed that they are all lolicons, sickening.

8 ( +12 / -4 )

Well that’s creepy but not surprising in this country. At least the girl is safe.

Japqn is still safer than 90% of the world.

-9 ( +5 / -14 )

That is just creepy. I hope he does not escalate from there.

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Good on the girl for noticing and reporting it. It says he was arrested under the anti-stalking law, but what kind of punishment would he get for this?

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Agree with all who used the perfect adjective: creepy

7 ( +7 / -0 )

I might LOOK because she is cute but following is a no no.

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But what will his punishment be? He 'only' followed and filmed her so the punishment will probably be very light, he will be back on the street in no time and repeat the same. Needs some serious punishment or way of rehabilitation for this type of people. Also people need to teach their kids better how to handle this kind of sexual frustration, and life is not like a manga/anime.

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Perhaps it has something to do with those sick and twisted child porn manga comics that depict children being raped and sexually abused. I have no doubt the cops would find a collection of them in this loon's house, but they are not illegal, are they?

How many times does it need to be said honestly? This becomes a case of "Chicken or the egg."

Was the guy a creep and sought out such media,

or did the media cause him to turn out that way?

I can tell you that watching a murder mystery drama doesn't make you a murderer does it? How about a video game? Are you a plumber from New York eating mushrooms and committing genocide against turtles? No?

The guy is a creep. Thankfully he was busted and the girl is safe. Good on her for notifying her parents.

We start censoring media under the assumption that it turns you into the subject matter is the moment we cease any any all media entertainment altogether.

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What a ceep! I've always said there is an unhealthy sexual fascination with young girls (children) among Japanese men. Perhaps it has something to do with those sick and twisted child porn manga comics that depict children being raped and sexually abused. I have no doubt the cops would find a collection of them in this loon's house, but they are not illegal, are they? There are art and show freedom of expression, right? (roll eyes)

Ok boomer

There is also a huuuge homemade comic convention called comiket at Tokyo Big Sight and they have tons of stuff that may include the above description. It is attended by ~500,000 people every winter and summer. You will not find such freedom of art & expression anywhere in the western world.

-8 ( +2 / -10 )

Sicko castrate him before his fantasies go any further...

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I once questioned a group of drunk j men’s about the fascination with very young girls they looked at each other an laughingly agreed that they are all lolicons, sickening.

Did you seriously expect serious & diplomatic response in such time, place & occasion?

Common sense - use it next time

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Japan is still safer than 90% of the world.

I would say safer than 99.9% of the world.

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I once questioned a group of drunk j men’s about the fascination with very young girls they looked at each other an laughingly agreed that they are all lolicons, sickening.

They admitted to it because they were drunk. Sober men will keep it to themselves, or at least only share it with their friends.

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@Red Suns - There is also a huuuge homemade comic convention called comiket at Tokyo Big Sight and they have tons of stuff that may include the above description. It is attended by ~500,000 people every winter and summer. You will not find such freedom of art & expression anywhere in the western world

I guess you are right because most of the western works grows out of comics when they are 12.

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I guess you are right because most of the western works grows out of comics when they are 12.

If given the choice they’d rather watch anime and play video games.

Also it does not help that u.s. comic scene has barely any diversity. Manga has everything to offer (warts and all) and then some once you graduate from stale DC/Marvel capestuff at the age of... 12.

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There is also a huuuge homemade comic convention called comiket at Tokyo Big Sight and they have tons of stuff that may include the above description. 

I've been there once 2 years ago to help a friend on a stand (not related to child porn!), and I was disgusted to my core. 80% of the convention is about "soft porn" and half of that is child porn, many mangas of literaly 6 to 10 years old girl with huge tits and ass.

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With common sense, in the west, parents would go after the guy and explzin to him that if he does it again, he is a "dead" man. Happens often and works also very well.

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arrested and then what?

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Ok boomer

> —

> There is also a huuuge homemade comic convention called comiket at Tokyo Big Sight and they have tons of stuff that may include the above description. It is attended by ~500,000 people every winter and summer. You will not find such freedom of art & expression anywhere in the western world.

Non-boomer here, not that it should matter in this context.

So your defence to the concern raised about the apparent prevalence of child-rape porn is that its not just a niche thing but lots of people are doing it?

OK then, good luck with that argument.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

he says:

because she was cute

he means:

I'm a psychopath

7 ( +7 / -0 )

There is also a huuuge homemade comic convention called comiket...

Exposure to hard-core pornography leads people to crave harder pornography.

Just FYI

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regardless of one's fetishes, people should learn to keep those things in the sheets so to speak. It's only a matter of time before fascination leads to another thing and before you know it, you're neck deep and still don't realize that it's wrong. At least this guy was saved from that if he changes his ways.

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The last thing most men want is a woman who's his equal...

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

The two words that can define him perfectly are: unemployed and frustrated man.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

I might LOOK because she is cute but following is a no no

A 10-year-old girl???

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rainyday

Today  02:28 pm JST

The dude who made the opening post read like a outta touch boomer insinuating that cartoon and comic porn is what could have lead or cause the 30 something year old NEET to stalk a 10 y/o girl. It is as ridiculous as “golden” generation’s provenly false claims that ultra violent combat video games, slasher movies and lyrics from gangsta rap and emo rock (see Marilyn Manson) are what’s causing spike youth violence and shootings and even social instability in the U.S. ~20 years ago.

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According to police, Kazuyuki Tani has admitted to following the girl for several hundred meters at around 3:30 p.m. on Dec 3 and Dec 9 as she walked home from school in Edogawa Ward. He was quoted as saying he thought the girl was cute, Fuji TV reported.

Well now, if you put it that way

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My belief is that this type of offender can never be rehabilitated. No therapy or even lengthy prison sentences will stop it.

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papagulio:

But what will his punishment be? He 'only' followed and filmed her so the punishment will probably be very light, he will be back on the street in no time and repeat the same.

Seems to me he actually did not do anything illegal, so I doubt he will get any punishment. I assume if they catch him again doing the same thing after having been warned, which alas is likely, they can get him under anti-stalking laws.

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Seems to me he actually did not do anything illegal

Then why did the police arrest him for this crime:

Police in Tokyo have arrested a 33-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of violating the anti-stalking law

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strangerland:

Police in Tokyo have arrested a 33-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of violating the anti-stalking law

Did you notice the word "suspicion"? Police does not establish guilt, a judge does that. My comment was about the prediction what will happen to him. So lets see who is right.

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@ redsun

I once questioned a group of drunk j men’s about the fascination with very young girls they looked at each other an laughingly agreed that they are all lolicons, sickening.

Did you seriously expect serious & diplomatic response in such time, place & occasion?

Not at all - they were drunk so I expect them to be “honne”st which is what I got.

Common sense - use it next time/I always do!

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The problem is that either because he is obsessed with some websites that are related to pornography or other photos with that.

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