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Transport ministry employee arrested for filming up girl’s skirt on train

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A 43-year-old employee of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has been arrested for allegedly using his smartphone to film up the skirt of a high school girl on a train.

According to police, the suspect, Masahiro Sakata, stood in front of the girl who was seated and aimed his smartphone camera at her legs at around 10:05 p.m. Friday on the Tobu Isesaki Line between Koshigaya and Sengendai stations in Saitama Prefecture.

A male passenger saw what Sakata was doing and grabbed his arm from behind. He handed Sakata over to station staff.

Sakata, who lives in Koshigaya, Saitama Prefecture, has been charged with violating public nuisance laws. Police said he has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he got turned on by seeing the legs of girls wearing miniskirts.

Police said film footage of other girls was found on his smartphone camera.

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It just never ends, does it?

7 ( +13 / -6 )

Another brainless and perverted Japanese man-child! Not until these kinds of offenses carry severe punishments will these perverts stop doing this garbage.

2 ( +10 / -8 )

I've caught half a dozen of these demented perverts filming up girl's skirts at train stations over the last few years although, it was only the first one that I grabbed. I ended up in more trouble than him coz I am foreigner. These days, I just give them a good shove and it is enough to send the cowardly perverts running. I've said many times, there is a seriously unhealthy fascination with young girls among Japanese men. It's a kind of mental illness. However, in a society that supports the sickest child porn manga on the planet and all these 'idol' groups of teenage girls parading around with their butts hanging out it should not be surprising many adult men are mentally-ill creepy perverts with delusions of having sexual activities with young girls.

5 ( +19 / -14 )

Kudos to the man grabbing him. Disgusting behavior.

7 ( +13 / -6 )

I just scrolled through some of my old comments, and it seems I'd commented on an article back in October last year about another minister who was caught doing the same thing. Guess where he was from? Ministry of transport, land and infrastructure. Those idiots must be exchanging tips and tricks over line messages on how do this.

2 ( +7 / -5 )

Why is the word "filming" or "film" used to refer to recording videos using digital devices with no film being used? Heck, even back in the days of VHS camcorders, it was "record" or "recording"...

-9 ( +3 / -12 )

And by the way, why is the word "filming" or "film" used to refer to recording videos using digital devices with no film being used? Heck, even back in the days of VHS camcorders, it was "record" or "recording"...

If it happened in the USA, a clever lawyer would get his client off by proving he could not have filmed up the girl's skirt, because his phone has no film.

-8 ( +5 / -13 )

There is a dark, sick, and perverted cultural mindset in that country (similar to Hollywood's pervertedness possibly). But people don't know that at first... They just think they are all respectful, hard-working, and 'polite'.. I know an American guy who spent sometime living in that country and he was groped and touched by men over there. It was very embarrassing for him and how they treated him. But he often cracked their heads and faces open and got in trouble for defending himself. He was already suffering from trauma from a previous incident by a sick individual, but only jump from the frying pan and into the fire by moving to that country,..and only increased the severity of his trauma. Japanese men often made jokes and were curious to black men and had perverted jokes. Sickos like that messed up him up for life and he is dealing with it still to this day. Perverted sick mindset is a toxic to society and its safety. Nobody should have to deal with that and its a threat to society and people juts going about their day.

-7 ( +4 / -11 )

'Regrettable'! !

3 ( +4 / -1 )

And still Japan has no plans for a sex offenders register.

11 ( +12 / -1 )

The admonishment,apprehension or "citizens arrest" of anyone in a public place is fraught with unforseen complications regardless of the miscreants actions. That's how it is in most countries.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Probably because half the government would be on it!!

And still Japan has no plans for a sex offenders register.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

If it happened in the USA,

If it happened in the USA, a lawyer would argue that the girl has no expectation of privacy in a public place.

As long as his phone wasn't at an unusual angle, he probably couldn't be charged with a crime in the US.

1 ( +9 / -8 )

And still Japan has no plans for a sex offenders register.

Not sure if people are upvoting because they are upset or happy.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

If it happened in the USA, a lawyer would argue that the girl has no expectation of privacy in a public place.

As long as his phone wasn't at an unusual angle, he probably couldn't be charged with a crime in the US.

Is the angle important in Japan? I’ve been given an eyeful from the girl sitting across the isle from me.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

So there is no Law on violence against women.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Is the angle important in Japan? I’ve been given an eyeful from the girl sitting across the isle from me.

Depends on the country.

In the West, the Judge would probably say "it's her responsibility not to have herself visible to others in plain view"

In Japan, it seems that the onus of responsibility is on the viewer.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Why is the word "filming" or "film" used to refer to recording videos using digital devices with no film being used? Heck, even back in the days of VHS camcorders, it was "record" or "recording"...

How often do you dial a telephone number on an actual dial? Or hang up when there is no receiver, and when even the hook upon which to hang it became obsolete long before any of us was born?

The terminology remains valid even though the tech may have fallen out of favour.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

His kids are going to be so proud...

0 ( +2 / -2 )

has been charged with violating public nuisance laws. Police said he has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he got turned on by seeing the legs of girls wearing miniskirts. would this be the same charge as filming up her skirt? or is that a more serious charge?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

The terminology remains valid even though the tech may have fallen out of favour.

I agree. I'm just alluding to the level some lawyers would go to.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Silly jokes I can think of from this.

Thats why he in the transport sector he rode the train to his fantasy Is not a crime if you were reporting back to the ministry on how to stop groping
0 ( +0 / -0 )

Thats why he in the transport sector; he rode the train to his fantasy; Is not a crime if you were reporting back to the ministry on how to stop groping;
0 ( +0 / -0 )

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