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University student arrested for stalking ex-girlfriend

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Police in Osaka have arrested a university student on suspicion of stalking his former girlfriend. 

The couple, who are both in their early 20s, lived together for three years before breaking up in June this year, Fuji TV quoted police as saying. The woman then moved to Nara Prefecture.

According to police, from August, the man started sending letters to the woman in which he said he wanted to get back together with her and would wait, no matter how many years it took. 

The woman filed a complaint with police who issued a written warning to the man not to make contact with his former girlfriend. However, earlier this month, he sent her a movie ticket and suggested they go see the film together.

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Man up and respect her decision. Plenty more fish in the sea.

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The rarity of someone in Japan actually being arrested for “stalking” tends to indicate there were perhaps ‘more serious matters at play before this’ than just letters & the pretext of a romantic gesture by sending a movie ticket to rekindle an ex-lover’s interest ?

”lived together for three years (Osaka) before breaking up in Jun. The woman then moved to Nara Pref.”

- from Aug, he sent letters wanted to get back together with her and would wait, no matter how many years it took.”

“police who issued a written warning to the man not to make contact with his former girlfriend. However, earlier this month, he sent her a movie ticket and suggested they go see the film together.”

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This is odd. We've routinely seen stories come and go about people who deserved to be arrested for stalking, but weren't. Finally we get someone who was arrested... and his actions seem not all so bad?

Maybe we're just not getting the full story here?

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It’s over buddy.

She got other dudes in the back now.

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the Original Wing Today 09:51 am JST

This is odd. We've routinely seen stories come and go about people who deserved to be arrested for stalking, but weren't. Finally we get someone who was arrested... and his actions seem not all so bad?

Maybe we're just not getting the full story here?

The only thing that's odd is that the police routinely ignore complaints about stalking, and then suddenly take interest in a single case which then gets news coverage.

When someone tells their ex-partner to leave them alone and their request is ignore so that they have to get the police involved, and then the person STILL keeps attempting contact, that person is showing themselves to be utterly without respect for boundaries. In other words, this guy is potentially a danger. She was right to report him and the police were right to arrest him.

But rest assured, he will get a slap on the wrist. Japan still doesn't take stalking seriously enough, and women are generally on their own to protect themselves. In this, Japan is no different from almost any other country.

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The woman filed a complaint with police who issued a written warning to the man not to make contact with his former girlfriend.

I read the article quickly and didn't really process the above sentence, hence my previous comment. I take that previous point back.

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""and would wait, no matter how many years it took""

Oh yes, we all been there at one point or another, but as soon as new love shows up !!! it's a whole different meaning, LOL

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Narcissism is a disease. When you are told that your behavior is not scene as cute or romantic but threatening, you would be horrified. A normal person would wake up and think, "oh my god, I didn't realize that!." This person may be sick with narcissism personality disorder. Stay away from such people.

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Stalking has been a thing the Japanese Police have been ignoring for years and I'm happy they at least do something about it now, but why is a complaint to the police about an ex boyfriend sending letters and movie tickets and getting a written warning a top news story? feels like someone died and they forgot to mention it in the article. If not this is probably something that happens hundreds of times a day.

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Kobe White Bar OwnerToday  08:27 am JST

Man up and respect her decision. Plenty more fish in the sea.

No means no, pal. give it up.

'would wait, no matter how many years it took.'

This reeks of obssession, he thinks she's his possession. She left you, she's done with you Bubba. Leave her alone.

Of course he may be in jail for a while, lets see 'how many years it takes' - she still ain't coming back.

shallotsToday  08:54 pm JST

Narcissism is a disease. When you are told that your behavior is not scene as cute or romantic but threatening, you would be horrified. A normal person would wake up and think, "oh my god, I didn't realize that!." This person may be sick with narcissism personality disorder. Stay away from such people.

You better believe it is. It can go to extremely dangerous levels. Narcissists just can't accept a 'no' and they have no maturity to accept a 'no' and move on. Narcissists can get and often are very obnoxious, overbearing and very dangerous. I refer you to what occured in the United States this past Jan. 6 as a referrence point.

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Not that he isn't stalking her, but I'd assume that to be national news, he'd need to be climbing up on her roof and trying to come down the chimney like Santy Claus or something. This doesn't seem especially newsworthy.

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This seems pretty mild compared to some of the stalking cases I know about. An ex-girlfriend of mine was being stalked by her previous boyfriend. He was sending her 50+ texts everyday, waiting for her at the station and showing up at her concerts. She contacted the cops who gave him a warning but it didn’t stop him. I gathered up a few of my larger mates and went to his house. We told him to leave her alone or there would be consequences. He stopped following and texting her and she never heard from him again. These fools are just cowards who think they can intimidate a girl into taking them back. As soon as they realize there are real consequences (not just a police warning) they back off very quickly.

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@shallots

Seen not scene

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The rarity of someone in Japan actually being arrested for “stalking” tends to indicate there were perhaps ‘more serious matters at play before this’ than just letters & the pretext of a romantic gesture by sending a movie ticket to rekindle an ex-lover’s interest ?

Yes, the movie tickets were for a triple soiree of Cape Fear, Fatal Attraction, and Single White Female.

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I mean I get it…but sending a movie ticket doesn’t seem like an arrestable offence?? Fair enough if he was threatening and actually outside her apartment! Lock him up, but this is a bit much.

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