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SDF member flashes staff at drive-through restaurant in Saitama

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Police on Wednesday arrested a Ground Self Defense Force member for committing a public obscenity at a drive-through fast-food restaurant in Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture. According to police, the 46-year-old suspect, a non-commissioned officer at a Tokyo garrison, identified as Nakami Tanaka, allegedly exposed himself to a female staff member at about 5:45 a.m. on Wednesday.

Tanaka was captured on security camera waiting for his order at the drive-through window, with the zipper of his pants undone and his private parts on display to the 39-year-old staff member. Tanaka has reportedly committed the same crime at the store before and when staff recognized his car, they immediately alerted police that he had returned. Police rushed to the scene and arrested Tanaka on the spot.

Tanaka was quoted as saying he was sorry and that he just wanted to see the look of shock on the woman's face. He also told police he was on his way to play with radio-controlled toys.

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Ah, the SDF at their finest! And these are the people that are supposed to defend the nation?

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All I can say is, Your life, work, company must be Sad JT, for this to be a Top News Item...

Moderator: What would you have chosen as the top story for this morning?

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mindovermatter: It's only the 'top' news story because it just came out. Furthermore, it's a pretty serious offense given that it's an SDF member doing the flashing. I'm not sure what you expect or are hoping for for a top crime story.

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This is the tip of the iceberg showing its ugly head . . the toxic environment of obfuscation, manipulation, violence and control they guys work in ends up with these displays of pathology. NO SURPRISE THERE !

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Better it wasnt a whopper, and did he get fries with that?

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He should have gone through the drive-through as an adult instead of a juvenile.

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Haha if I was working the take out window he would have had a nice lap full of hot or cold drink due to my ''shock''. Bet that would make him think twice!

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A 46 year old man going to play with his toys, why am I not surprised?

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"Here's my rifle, here's my gun."

Still, at least if he gets fired he's shown the perfect mentality for a job with the keystones down the line.

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This is the tip of the iceberg showing its ugly head

LOL

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with the zipper of his pants undone and his private parts on display

They should bust his privates down to private.

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I was feeling kinda down after making a mistake the other day but after reading this, I'm feeling much better!

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So what! He should recieve a warning buts thats as far as it should go.

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Its a good thing he didn't do this at the walk up counter.

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And I thought that the SDF was supposed to be the pride of Japanese military. I guess they are the pride of Japanese perverts in a military uniform instead. I`m glad Japan is not at war because if they were, Japan would be in so much trouble with a military that fights with a flash than with real weapons.

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I've seem some pretty juvenile/atrocious behaviour by members of other countries' militaries on shore leave, so if any of you think this kind of thing is restricted to the JSDF, think again.

This guy is clearly quite disturbed- at 46 it wasn't just a young pulling a stupid prank to impress his friends, so should probably be let go from the SDF and receive a lot of counselling.

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Sorry, "A young guy pulling a stupid prank"...

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@alladin

And I thought that the SDF was supposed to be the pride of Japanese military. I guess they are the pride of Japanese perverts in a military uniform instead.

This comment is devoid of meaning. The SDF is the Japanese military; how can it be the "pride" of it? And why do you extrapolate the result of this incident to denigrate tens of thousands of uniformed men and women across the country?

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Give the guy a break, he did something stupid, and he knows it.

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The SDF really needs to up its game if they want to be seen as a proper international force. Public indecency? Please. That's so... bush league. Call me when they're caught cooking meth or cranking out serial killers.

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@soulknyt: no. He did it before. Once would be a prank, more than once is probably becoming or is a perversion. Why is playing with radio controlled toys important? Some of those "radio controlled toys" are very expensive and skilled.

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ha, what a funny story. the guy's still a 6 year old.

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And this made news in Saitama?

Seriously, it makes you feel a little less safe knowing you are defended by someone not only strange enough to want to do something like that, but also dumb enough to not realize they would get caught. Unless of course he actually wanted to get caught.

Maybe what's even sadder for him is that the girls weren't as shocked as he had hoped.

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Maybe if punishment was hard in this country then we wouldn't be seeing increases in stupid acts like this.

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just train the staff to shout Tanshoo! And point

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This is their version of "shock&awe", not even endowed, only a couple of centimeters in width and length.

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Did you want fries with that?

I think the operative phrase here is 46 year old non-com. Nuff said. This guy was avoiding a life on welfare, and now he has a life on welfare.

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Super-size that one?

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Kan should ask "Privates" Tanaka to lead the ground assault against North Korea to find the lost abductees in the event that war breaks out on the peninsula. It could be his punishment.

Truly this is hysterical. I just love it when it's the police not doing something foolish like this.

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he was on his way to play with radio-controlled toys.

Is this twit 39 or 9? I also wonder if this repeat offending nutter going to receive some time in the Emperor's Hilton and counselling, or just a 20% pay cut for three months?

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Note that his hobby is radio controlled toys.

This is another Peter Pan.

Him being SDF is not associated with his crime.

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Staff? Member? It is the shear number of double entendre that make this article.

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and the suspense!--'with the zipper of his pants undone and his..........

private parts on display'

This private obviously wasn't using his head.

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I wonder what he ordered?

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This private certainly wasn't using his head, his head was telling him to use his privates!

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Maybe if he's lucky, in the next life he'll turn into a well endowed male Chihuahua and get to expose himself without breaking the law.

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For those saying he 'deserves a break', or should 'get a warning' only, this is not the first time he did it! He's a repeat offender, and if not caught now who knows what it could have escalated into... before he went to play with his radio controlled toys, of course.

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Maybe she should have "spilled" some hot coffee in his lap?

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Disillusioned...it is even worse than you think...he is 46!

Glad this story is in the news. It should be public knowledge that this guy is a perv. Hopefully the SDF will drop him like a hot potato.

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so what he play with Radio control planes/Boats, Thats NOT a crime. exposure is & its funny & corny But id rather read about stuff like this rather than Stabbings & People getting run over by Reckless Drivers.

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Last sentence was the best. Wonder if the cops confiscated his toys as evidence.

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Seriously this is ridiculous, ive seen US servicemand and woman repeat drunken morons, in Australia. Everytime they pull in pubs become battlefields for ego's. So what he flashed, until he commits a more serious crime, ground him.

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In JT: Top news Rest of the world: Daily occurence in "Fort <insert>"

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Perhaps he was "presenting arms"?

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Seriously this is ridiculous, ive seen US servicemand and woman repeat drunken morons, in Australia.

Well there seem to be plenty of drunken morons in Australia so repeating them shouldn't be a problem.

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Too funny, wonder if he was in uniform at the time of his over exposure?

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Perhaps he was "presenting arms"?

I think he was presenting his buns.

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"SDF member flashes "staff" at drive-through restaurant....."

I guess "staff" is a borderline politically correct reference to a male private part. I would have probably just stuck with the term private-part to be on the safe side. Maybe because he was an NCO the editor didn't want to demote him to a private or something like that...??

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Or it could mean Restaurant/Serving Staff. ;)

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Ok. Now my slow brain understands the headline. "Staff" as in fully erect flag-pole. Ok. I guess "staff" is the best non-obscene word to describe that.

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And here I thought Article 9 prohibited the SDF from brandishing offensive weapons?? Lol...

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I'm waiting for the governor to set up a press conference with the leading SDF general where he demands better training for the troops so this heinous crime is never repeated.

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Stiff-Sergeant I guess. Or maybe he was trying to play "hide the pickle".

But the jokes would have been very short if this was not an SDF guy.

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The double-entendres are endless here...Private Parts, Major Woody, Rear Admiral, etc.

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What a jerk! I hope this fool is not only arrested but also kicked out of the J SDF! They should also put up a picture of this dorks pecker to say facebook etc..and make sure every one comments like CHISAI, way too small etc...where is it? Ochinchin ha doko??

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(plural: staff) The employees of a business.

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Ask women here how often a Japanese man flashes them. More than once I've met girlfriends at train stations who were enraged after a jerk flashed them. It may be a unique, ancient traditional ritual. You know we hear a lot about all the ancient unique traditional rituals here in this unique traditional country...

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I bet there's a "stiff" penalty for this type of crime. I'm sure there's a "penile" code violation.

I love these stories.

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I guess no one saw that coming...

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It's Saitama.

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It's called "Shock and Awe"

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I wonder if he was standing at attention whilst saluting the take-out clerk.

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