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Uno Kanda speaks about being robbed by her babysitter

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Fashion designer and TV "talent" Uno Kanda showed off her new collection of wedding dresses in Tokyo this week, but after the show, the only thing the media were interested in was a highly publicized incident last year in which her former babysitter stole 30 million yen worth of brand-name goods and jewelry.

Speaking to reporters, a tearful Kanda, 40, said "It was a traumatic experience and I've been doing so much to get over what happened last year," Sankei Shimbun reported.

Kanda explained how she had implicitly trusted the 60-year-old babysitter for her 3-year-old daughter and, at first, had not doubted her trustworthiness even for a moment. "We used to drink together and I could tell her all my troubles," Kanda said. "After the items disappeared from my home, I even went to her and asked her if she had seen them, and she said no and that I must have misplaced them somewhere."

Kanda said she regretted believing the woman, and said she wished she hadn't then blamed someone else for what had happened.

The babysitter was arrested last November and on May 14, the Tokyo District Court sentenced the woman to 2 years and 4 months in prison.

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Material goods can be replaced. Thank god the nanny didn't harm her 3 yr old daughter.

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She looks pretty good for a 40 year old.

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Just a way to get some free advertising for her collection by the look of it.

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a traumatic experience would be like getting robbed with a gun being pointed at you. a babysitter stealing a bunch of designer bags behind your back hardly constitutes as being "traumatic."

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The babysitter has no name? She was convicted of a crime. Why is her name not disclosed?

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Jeff, she's 60, probably not an "adult" yet.

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One of my friend knows that lady... She is A Japanese babysitter.

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I once attended an auction event where she spent almost 1-sen 万 for just a lunch at Don Perigno's Yard, I thought she doesn't care about money...

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JeffLeeJun. 03, 2015 - 04:16PM JST The babysitter has no name? She was convicted of a crime. Why is her name not disclosed?

The name of the babysitter was not relevant to the PR stunt :D I enjoy the quotation marks around "talent", by the way, JT!

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Wonderful what face cream can do.

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Nice plug for her line.

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Kanda, eh? Once bitten, twice shy.

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babysitter stole 30 million yen worth of brand-name goods and jewelry.

Right.....Uno's brand I'll bet, inflated value. She probably spent that much on her plastic surgeon.

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@nakanoguy01

a babysitter stealing a bunch of designer bags behind your back hardly constitutes as being "traumatic."

It was traumatic since someone she trusted enough as a close confidant betrayed her. Not a matter of the money I think.

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a traumatic experience would be like getting robbed with a gun being pointed at you. a babysitter stealing a bunch of designer bags behind your back hardly constitutes as being "traumatic."

You would never forget it either if the person you trust with your child and stories is flat out lying to your face and cleaning you out.

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a traumatic experience would be like getting robbed with a gun being pointed at you. a babysitter stealing a bunch of designer bags behind your back hardly constitutes as being "traumatic."

Obviously you've never had the supposed security of your home shattered by a thief.

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300 thousand approximately. Nice.

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Wonderful what face cream can do.

Couldn't agree more. Absolutely wonderful.

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Technically her home was burglarized. Robbed is when someone takes by force from you usually with a weapon. Just sayin'

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Burglarized? How about burgled?

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TV "talent" ..laughs..

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She had some change but not a lot before she married some guy with a good amount of loot. I doubt she actually bought most of the stuff herself. It's wise not to get too attached to inanimate obects, Ms. Uno.

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Jeff, she's 60, probably not an "adult" yet.

oikawa,

Good thing I wasn't drinking anything when I read that LOL!!!

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"Traumatic experience"? Come on. Not to excuse the theft, but clearly Kanda can afford it. Neither the baby nor anybody else was harmed, just some jewelry disappeared from her huge stash.

That is a bit over the top to call that a "traumatic experience".

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