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Teacher arrested for putting miniature camera in girls’ toilet

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Police in Chiba city have arrested a 36-year-old high school teacher on suspicion of voyeurism and creating a public nuisance after he admitted placing a miniature camera inside a cubicle in the girls’ toilet at the school.

According to police, Daisuke Takiguchi has admitted to the charge. Kyodo News reported that Takiguchi turned himself in to police on Wednesday after the camera was discovered the day before at the school in Hanamigawa Ward.

Police quoted Takiguchi as saying the voyeuristic images helped relieve the stress of his work and that he had used the camera in toilets on many previous occasions.

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This POS needs to be banned from any contact with children for life. 10 years in prison minimum. There really needs to be a sex offenders register in Japan. The public has a right to know if this sicko is living nearby.

5 ( +14 / -9 )

His pay will be docked 30% for three months and he’ll be moved to a different school. Normal Japanese method of dealing with perverts like this.

-4 ( +15 / -19 )

voyeurism and creating a public nuisance

Is that really all it was. Somehow, it doesn't sound that serious. The law must have something more grave in its locker than that, surely. What is the punishment for voyeurism or public nuisance by a hitherto trusted adult in a position of responsibility?

-7 ( +6 / -13 )

Another one. Another teacher.

-2 ( +10 / -12 )

Suspiciously, looking at the response, it seems like an awful lot of people don't find his behaviour that reprehensible. Yet there are no defences of him in the comments. Odd.

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Somehow, it doesn't sound that serious

Well, the people he’s spying on to satisfy his voyeuristic urges are likely still underage. It would still be a crime even if they weren’t.

-1 ( +6 / -7 )

Lock this dude up for life. He should never be allowed near another child again.

-2 ( +6 / -8 )

Sex offenders register now! No slap on the wrist type punishment either.

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His pay will be docked 30% for three months and he’ll be moved to a different school. Normal Japanese method of dealing with perverts like this.

Lather, rinse, repeat.

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Moonraker

Is that really all it was. Somehow, it doesn't sound that serious. The law must have something more grave in its locker than that, surely.

Suspiciously, looking at the response, it seems like an awful lot of people don't find his behaviour that reprehensible.

I think some people may have misinterpreted your comment as meaning what he did doesn't sound serious, as opposed to what you actually meant, which is that the crime they charged him with doesn't sound as serious as it should.

But, yeah. There are always a disturbing number of JT commenters/members that appear to defend and condone sexual misconduct, judging from their up/down votes and comments. Kinda weird in this day and age.

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" ...the voyeuristic images helped relieve the stress of his work and that he had used the camera in toilets on many previous occasions."

Yeah. They do say this don't they?

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His pay will be docked 30% for three months and he’ll be moved to a different school

This could be true, but most likely, as his name, occupation, age, and living location is published…His family will be taunted and ostracized from their local community forcing them to relocate, maybe even vandalism, arson and death threats. His parents will definitely lose their jobs. All the parents of students at the school will have severe anger and shame, not knowing if these films are being also seen on the internet(such films are very popular in SK, they are called “Molka”), the real victims also will feel shame, depression and maybe suicidal thoughts.

the guy should be charged with pedophilia and placed in a prison full of hardened gangsters who love their kids…

I hope local authorities give consellling to these students.

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Police quoted Takiguchi as saying the voyeuristic images helped relieve the stress of his work

Dude, join a gym.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

GROSSLY SICK!

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"David BrentToday 07:14 am JST

His pay will be docked 30% for three months and he’ll be moved to a different school. Normal Japanese method of dealing with perverts like this."

The Catholic Church invented this strategy and for people who went far beyond "voyeurism and creating a public nuisance". And he will probably have great difficulty finding employment in his field because it seems pretty clear that Nihon views voyeur cameras as anti-social behavior and not just ignored as 'harmless'. No Juku that values its license would dare hire him. He may have to learn how to drive a truck... but we'll never know, will we?

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No Juku that values its license would dare hire him. He may have to learn how to drive a truck... but we'll never know, will we?

He wont even have to bother with jukus he can probably walk straight into a different high school and carry on with his sick hobby

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I think some people may have misinterpreted your comment as meaning what he did doesn't sound serious, as opposed to what you actually meant, which is that the crime they charged him with doesn't sound as serious as it should.

Yes, garypen, this might be true too but I was looking at the general support, or not, for all the comments. Subsequent activity seems to bear me out. Some people genuinely seem to reject strict criticism of this character, which, as you say in your second paragraph, is odd. In fact, so odd, I am really curious about the defence that might be used. Maybe the "relieve the stress of work" excuse really hits the spot for some.

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Takeguchi just wanted to relieve himself from the stress of his job.

Is teaching a class of girls stressful? If it is a stress for Takeguchi, let the school be grateful to him he did not use himself to watch his students relieving themselves.

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Police and teachers seem to use perversion more than others to get rid of stress.

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Food for thought. I don’t think a lot of posters here defend/ condone sexual misconduct etc. It seems a lot of posters here jump the gun and automatically assume a man is guilty of sexual misconduct when the accused deny the accusations. Innocent until proven guilty isn’t condoning sexual misconduct. It’s due process. The guy in this story turned himself in and admitted it. So there shouldn’t really be much speculation about his guilt.

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Come on, it helped him relieve his stress! (Sarcasm).

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Another creepy teacher. Sadly, I doubt if his punishment with befit his crime. He should be barred from ever teaching again and go onto a public child sex offenders list. He’ll get a 3 month pay cut and make a public apology.

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Moonraker

Some people genuinely seem to reject strict criticism of this character, which, as you say in your second paragraph, is odd. In fact, so odd, I am really curious about the defence that might be used. Maybe the "relieve the stress of work" excuse really hits the spot for some.

I think that it's more likely they don't feel what he did was so wrong. The same goes for the all-too-common defense of similar sexual misconduct that we see in these JT comment sections.

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Gaijinjland

I don’t think a lot of posters here defend/ condone sexual misconduct etc. It seems a lot of posters here jump the gun and automatically assume a man is guilty of sexual misconduct when the accused deny the accusations.

Nah. They do it even when the criminals confess their guilt. (which is usually followed by some lame excuse about stress, which I assume is probably discussed in some online groups for would-be sexual offenders.)

Innocent until proven guilty isn’t condoning sexual misconduct. It’s due process. The guy in this story turned himself in and admitted it. So there shouldn’t really be much speculation about his guilt.

Yet, the up/down votes on the various comments regarding this particular criminals confessed guilt show that it's not the "presumption of innocence" that is driving their defense of this type of behavior.

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It's funny how there is a thread about having foreigners need the JLPT in order to work here, and this guy is a product of that kind of test-requirement system. To become a teacher here they do a grand total of TWO WEEKS in practicum, and only one week of that is them leading classes. The rest of the time is spent at university taking math tests to be a Japanese teacher, or vice-versa, and drilling them with rote memory practice tests. That is why you get these crimes constantly -- the hire based on the test results, not based on the person or their classroom management skills in a much longer practicum which has no test -- you pass if you can do it, along with a recommendation from the regular teacher (or if you don't get one, you won't pass). Well, you get crimes like these or people taking "mental leave" in their first term.

As for calling for 10 years to life, get real, peeps. Take away his teaching license immediately (and never allow him another one), put him on a sex-offenders list, and see what he had recorded/kept from his "filming" and go from there. But 10 years? They don't even give that for murder here. Find out how many times he's done it, what he got, and go from there. I am for charging him the maximum, but I just don't think it's 10 - life.

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Dude, join a gym.

He will. On the inside. He will have to so that he can defens himself against other inmates that habw him marked.

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Daisuke wants to see what his female highschool students are doing in the toilet cubicles. Why? To relieve the stress of his job, he says. So, he places a camera in the cubicle. Why? As an extension of his eyes. Is this a crime? Yes, because the result would cause him more stress and lead to a more serious crime.

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Get that registered sex offender list up and going, Japan! Doing this would somewhat prevent him from getting hired again to work with kids.

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