Police in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture, have arrested a 24-year-old police officer on suspicion of violating the public nuisance law after he used his smartphone camera to film up a woman’s dress.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 4 p.m. on Saturday at a shopping center. Kyodo News reported that the officer, Kosuke Hayakawa, who is stationed at Nasukarasuyama, approached the woman who is in her 20s while she was shopping. He pointed the phone up her dress.
The woman told police she sensed something strange and turned around. Seeing Hayakawa with the smartphone pointed at her dress, she called out to a store employee.
Hayakawa, who was not on duty on Saturday, was detained until police arrived.© Japan Today
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"Police officer arrested for filming up woman’s dress"
"Just checking for shoplifters, Boss!"
Maybe they should do psychological screening better
I just find this one of the stranger things about Japan. Why do men get so turned on by this action? I've never heard about this kind of fixation in the west. Does anybody have insight into why Japanese men love to try and film up a woman's skirt or dress?
Must be embarrassing to have your mates from work show up to arrest you for something a horny teenager might do.
Another child getting cheap thrills. It’s sad that many Japanese men never grow up past 12.
Which is totally irrelevant to this article. There was a bus driver arrested in Sydney a few years ago for installing cameras in the floor of his bus. His name was Takuya Koaze. He was Japanese.
It still fits with a ‘unique’ range of crimes that seem popular in Japan though like stealing underwear off the clothes line etc.
NewgirlintownToday 08:11 am JST
I don't reckon it's only a Japanese thing Newgirl.....
someone above wrote that "It’s sad that many Japanese men never grow up past 12".... don't know about that, but in my experience most 'western' men don't get past about 16... though nevertheless, many of them do spend their lives working and supporting their familiies and all that, taking crap from bosses, even these days, though many many famlies have 2 working parents.
"Just checking for shoplifters, Boss!"
Nice defense. lol
He got in, just in the nick of time. A new law will come soon to make this a more serious crime.
Officer 1: I’ll bet you 3000 yen it’s Matsumoto.
Officer 2: No way, it’s definitely Hayakawa again. You’re on.
Officer 1: deeezaaam!
Officer 2: ha ha ha, pay up, partnah!
Officer : Just checking to make sure you paid for that underwear!
Just wondering if the victim has the right (under the law) to sue the police force for assault...
I'm leaning towards no.
From reading J-T one would start to think that filming up ladies skirts and stealing ladies underwear are the national passtimes of Japanese males. I know it is not true but it seems to be, as an astute J-T reader observed a couple of weeks ago, the background hum of life in Japan.
Hello Kitty 321
What is it with police and firemen in Japan. They seem to be responsible for the majority of these crimes.
The highly decadent Japanese police. Western police far more respectful of women.
Just saying but drink driving in Japan is subject to huge fines that are used as a deterrent. It may just be urban legend, but anyone who jumps in front of a train to commit suicide supposedly sets up their family for being heavily sued, the equivalent of a big fine. If fines are seen as deterrents in this way, why shouldn't non-consensual upskirting also be subject to large fines, say 800,000 to one million yen, on top of whatever other punishments there are. I bet it would deter some people.
The Japanese police force, for its size, is incredibly well disciplined if you want to compare police ineptitude/ criminality towards women in other countries but it’s kind of pointless and off topic.
You're not supposed to be policing under there, Hayakawa!
We hope to bring our daughter to stay in Japan but will not until more is done.
She won't be coming here then. I hope you can get back home be with her before too long.
I imagine most aren't doing it for their own enjoyment, but simply as a business. There is money to be made posting that stuff on the web.
Of course, that means that there are plenty of men willing to pay to see such videos.
Having lived in Tokyo, I witnessed first hand the unusually high amount of sexual deviancy and fetishism in Japanese(mostly, but not exclusively) culture. Since I have a background in mental health counseling and even counseled sexual predators in the US, I have contemplated why this may be occurring at what seem higher rates than otherwise similar cohorts. First, I will say my observations are anecdotal, as I haven't seen any data to see if the incidence is higher in Japan. My dime store analysis tends to lean toward how Japanese culture forces Japanese men to avoid emoting. Constantly suppressing emotion over long periods of time is known to manifest itself with anti-social behaviors. On the bright side, I might add, in more violent countries like the US, we might be talking about sexual assault/rape or gun violence as the deviancy, so if you are looking for a bright side, clearly this abhorrent behavior, but it could be worse.
You can find voyeurs anywhere, still.. for example in most of Europe mixed nudity is relatively normal and people don't necessarily see it as sexual. Many descriptions of Japan seeing nudity as "normal" are from an American (extremely puritan) point of view. Coming from Europe Japan seems rather the opposite - no nude or topless beaches, almost no mixed onsen, etc. , causing such fetishes to surface much easier.
.. also it is a good business here, such videos get sold on the specialty markets for a lot of money. I think Japan will incriminate any kinds of non-intentional pornografic (not necessarily in the nude) material in the near future. This will make selling and buying such videos illegal.
Can't be too careful what girls hide under their skirts, lol