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NHK part-time fee collector arrested for robbing convenience store in Tokyo

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Police on Thursday arrested a 52-year-old part-time worker at NHK for allegedly stealing 496,000 yen from a convenience store in Oshima, Tokyo. Naoyuki Tsubokawa was arrested for allegedly stealing the money at the store around 7:20 p.m. on Sept 11.

According to police investigations, the suspect entered the shop's back office after he asked staff if he could use the toilet. He stole the money which was on the desk in the office. Police said Tsubokawa works part-time for the shop as well. He was quoted by police as saying, “I spent the money I stole on drinking and gambling.”

Tsubokawa worked as a fee collector for NHK. The broadcaster said it fired him after his arrest.

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Once a thief always a thief. NHK trained his spirit well, but all other training was lacking it seems.

--Cirroc

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Another black eye for NHK!!!!!!!!!!

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A talking point for the next NHK thug who harrasses me at my door.

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If people would just pay the NHK fee, it wouldn't be harassing.

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If people would just pay the NHK fee, it wouldn't be harassing

You don't know much about NHK, do you?

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so they keep their money on the desk? paradise for thieves

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“I spent the money I stole on drinking and gambling.”... Well in his own words that is his entertainment. Shop owner should keep his money in the safe, you can blame thief, 'MONEY IS AN ATTRACTION TO THE WHOLE WORLD.' It is amazing to read this incident, that was performed on September 11. Why took so long cops to nab him? 'RHERE'S THE RUB: ROB TODAY GET NABBED AFTER TWO WEEKS OR NEVER.'

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You don't know much about NHK, do you?

I know that I pay for the service in full once a year and that's it. I've been paying for NHK for 9 years now and I've never had a problem with the collector. In fact she's a very polite woman.

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Don't even get me started on NHK. It is a rule NOT a law to pay NHK. We don't watch it, we don't need it and we are not gonna pay for it. My husband even told them we would block the channel IF we could. We pay for what we use and we don't use/need/watch NHK so why do they continue to bother us? Just because everybody does it doesn't mean you have to do it. Japanese need to stand up for their rights man! Just say NO folks! You don't have to pay!

Moderator: Readers please stay on topic. Whether or not you should pay NHK fees is not relevant.

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It turns out that the convenience store owner did not pay his NHK fees for a few years, so its all good. Tsubokawa just took what was owed, plus some late fees.

“I spent the money I stole on drinking and gambling.”

That is where NHK fees all go. Didn't you know?

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He kept the economy going so what is his crime? :p

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Better they rob the konbini than rob me.

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I'm confused! Is the story about the fact he was part-time NHK fee collector or is it about his robberies?

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That's the same thing

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“I spent the money I stole on drinking and gambling.” What about women?

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I thought gambling was illegal in Japan? How could he gamble then?

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Mean Ringo:

" I thought gambling was illegal in Japan? How could he gamble then? "

Robbing combinis is illegal too, isnt´t it?

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