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TV station employee arrested after head-butting police officer


Police in Tokyo have arrested a 33-year-old man on suspicion of assaulting a police officer by head-butting him.

According to police, the incident occurred in Kita Ward at around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, Fuji TV reported. Police said they received a call from a taxi driver, saying that a passenger was drunk and refused to leave the taxi.

When a police officer in his 30s arrived, he tried to persuade the passenger, Futaro Koto, who is an employee of TV Tokyo, to leave. Koto got out of the taxi and suddenly head-butted the officer, breaking his nose. He also kicked the officer’s leg.

Police said Koto, who has remained silent, has been charged with assault and obstructing a police officer in the performance of his duties.

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People really need to stop drinking so much. All it take is for you to do something stupid in your drunken state and you could be facing jail time when you sober up.

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Good way to start the New Year..

12 ( +12 / -0 )

Many Japanese when they drink show their extremes.

And this is one of the cases.

11 ( +15 / -4 )

"man on suspicion of assaulting a police"

"Good way to start the New Year.."

Another website commentator indicated:

This type of thing is going to escalate so bad, curfews and other measures will be put in place as the calamities, plagues, and virus intensify.

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"head-butted the officer, breaking his nose. He also kicked the officer’s leg.


9 ( +10 / -1 )

He’s drunk. What did you expect? A plate of pancake?

4 ( +6 / -2 )

Silly man. He'll most likely lose his job, too.

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Drinking is the national pastime in Japan.

Assaulting police carries a hefty jail term where I come from.

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In Japan , if he apologizes, bows, pays the fines, says he was drunk, and doesn't remember, he could get a suspended sentence, like the one that cut off ones thumb, back in the day.

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Sure thing wowyz. Maybe in a dream state. He will lose his job, which will be the least of his immediate problems.

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He will lose his job

Something tells me he won't be missed. Anyone who does this is almost certainly a nightmare to work with.

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Being severely drunk several times a week is required in many traditional Japanese companies. If you do not get drunk enough in the nomikais, you will be sent to branch offices in inaka and never have another chance for promotion. TV Tokyo should take responsibility as it is their culture that likely forced this kind of drinking among its employees.

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Well, he picked a victim that is able and willing to defend himself, so for me this one is fair enough. Not like these horrible stories where people attack children or the elderly.

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He was obviously an affectionate soul who just wanted to give the policeman what he had heard was a “Liverpudlian kiss”!

Well that is one way to start the new year with a bang?

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Sometimes, people just do what they feel is right regardless of consequences.

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Police officers must be required to wear helmets and body armor to ensure their personal safety when dealing with violent people as the Japanese.

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Many Japanese when they drink show their extremes.

And this is one of the cases.

Same can be said for everyone, but of course on JT this is a Japanese only thing..

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