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Waseda University student arrested for sex trafficking of minor to acquaintance

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Police in Tokyo have arrested a 22-year-old student at Waseda University for sex trafficking a minor to a male acquaintance who attends Hokkaido University.

Police said Shuho Inoue, a fourth-year student at Waseda University, is accused of violating the child prostitution and pornography law, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police allege that last August, Inoue introduced a 15-year-old high school girl to his friend, who is in his 20s, despite knowing the girl was under 18. Inoue, who met the girl on Twitter last July after posting an advertisement to teach English to high schoolers, took her to a hotel on Aug 30 in Tokyo’s Toshima Ward, where his friend was waiting.

Police said the man from Hokkaido paid the girl 30,000 yen to have sex with him.

Police said Inoue has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying, “I introduced the girl to my friend because he asked me to get him a girl.”

The incident came to light after the girl’s mother saw the 30,000 yen in her daughter’s purse.

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He is guilty of sex trafficking and his friend of rape of a minor, but she did not mind having sex for money at 15 did she?

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The antics that happen at "top tier" schools of the elite all over the world.

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Education at a prestigious private university doesn't equal common sense or morals. So much for all the money their parents invested in these dudes.

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Why couldn't he get his own girl?

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"Why couldn't he get his own girl?"

you have not heard the fable of the "education mammy"?

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A bit of a throwback to the Super Free days at Waseda University.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Free

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Waseda again?

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but she did not mind having sex for money at 15 did she?

Why are you blaming the fifteen-year-old victim instead of the creepy adults who posed as English tutors and brought her to a hotel to suddenly solicit her for sex?!

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He is guilty of sex trafficking and his friend of rape of a minor, but she did not mind having sex for money at 15 did she?

She's a kid. Kids make bad choices. That is why adults must protect them, not sell or abuse them.

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Must be a lot of creeps at Waseda. They always seem to be in the news for this kind of thing.

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I guess the temptation to make 30,000 per hour can be overwhelming.

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Mothers have no right to search her daughters purse. She is 15 and has a right to privacy.

of course I’m against pedo sick heads, but she wasn’t forced, had to degrade herself for financial desperation, become shamed publicly, and then have her mother steal her money.

Now she will have to do it again

We don't know that. When she sees the sick perps arrested maybe she will see what she did was wrong. Which, by the way, wouldn't have happened if the mother didn't check her purse. If the mother wanted to steal her money, should would have just stolen it.

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It really truly disgusts me when men are so enamored of the idea of having sex with a 15-year old that they make up reasons in their heads to justify other men having sex with them.

it is truly frightening to come to the realization that so many men approve of what is essentially sex with minor children. Because a 15 years old girl is essentially still a child, without the foresight, experience, or maturity to make adult decisions, such as whether to have sex for money.

That we still have to argue that "adult men should not be grooming 15 year old girls for sex" in 2021, on the day after International Women's Day, no less, is just beyond the pale.

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Inoue, who met the girl on Twitter last July after posting an advertisement to teach English to high schoolers, took her to a hotel on Aug 30 in Tokyo’s Toshima Ward, where his friend was waiting.

This is how the trust of other English teachers gets a bad rap! Its situations like these why many people can't find like a side job teaching english. Thanks, Inoue!

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Good point @girl_in_tokyo. 12:12pm Here’s your opportunity to specifically say “Japanese Men” in this case.

“Particularly in Japan, which has an extremely patriarchal culture and archaic rape laws, men who rape women are almost never prosecuted. Women don’t even feel comfortable reporting rape. Prosecutors are loath to take rape cases to trial because the aforementioned archaic rape laws make rape so hard to prosecute. And the court system is full of old men who see women as at fault for their own rapes, so victims have little hope that justice will be served.”

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@Paul

but she did not mind having sex for money at 15 did she?

So you are making excuses for pedophiles? To you, it's her fault. Doesn't matter if a child doesn't mind it. He's an adult and should have known better. Also, you don't know how long the friend was grooming or preparing her. Yes. Predators do groom victims.

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Great job by the mother! Now, more than ever, Japanese moms and dads need to monitor everything their children are doing. Until a ‘legal age of responsibility’, conditional ‘rights to privacy’ can be afforded children.

Monitoring is needed for the same reasons, many of the ‘anonymous’ comments above, tend to indicate that, presented the opportunity and the continued anonymity, they would condone ‘Statutory Rape’ of children.

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He is guilty of sex trafficking and his friend of rape of a minor, but she did not mind having sex for money at 15 did she?

I didn't mind having sex at 15, either. But, it would still have been two crimes if one 20-something pimped me off to another 20-something. (Trafficking and statutory rape.) What's your point?

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snowymountainhellToday 12:23 pm JST

Good point @girl_in_tokyo. 12:12pm Here’s your opportunity to specifically say “Japanese Men” in this case.

Don't put words or ideas in my mouth. This phenomena is not limited to Japanese men, nor is it particularly Japanese men who make excuses for other men who lust after young girls. Unfortunately it's a world-wide problem. E.g.,

Paul Today 07:41 am JST

He is guilty of sex trafficking and his friend of rape of a minor, but she did not mind having sex for money at 15 did she?

The men on this forum are not all Japanese.

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@ Goodlucktoyou

she wasn’t forced

Nothing in the article said she was not.

It could be perfectly possible that she agreed to go to a hostel with the Waseda student to have sex with him. Then ended up in front of the Hokkaido student, with no way out of the room (autolock, Waseda one blocking escape, ...) and the answer no being ignored.

Lot of scenario are possible, her agreeing is only part of some.

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Don’t worry @girl. Just supporting you and your well worded points. (Those are Your words from a related post earlier today.) Yes. ‘Japanese Men’ committed these acts; and yes, ‘sex and human trafficking’ is a worldwide problem.

Not to worry @JJ Jetplane 1:00pm and the others of us who are equally disgusted by the many complicit reprobates in these threads: the same algorithms that track our keywords, preferences and predilections help to develop your ‘profile’.

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It really truly disgusts me when men are so enamored of the idea of having sex with a 15-year old that they make up reasons in their heads to justify other men having sex with them.

Ramseyer's article is a case in point!

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A Waseda... same school that had the rape club a while back, albeit under a different name, amid other scandals. What was it called, "Super Free" or something like that? Why should this story be a surprise.

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I've said this many times that Japan has a prominent adult entertainment industry, they should not ruin the life of some innocent girl and risk getting imprisoned for it. Definitely not worth the risk.

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it is truly frightening to come to the realization that so many men approve of what is essentially sex with minor children. Because a 15 years old girl is essentially still a child, without the foresight, experience, or maturity to make adult decisions, such as whether to have sex for money.

Oh they know what they're doing, as do 15-year-old boys.

The problem is they lack the life experience to realize the consequences of what they're doing.

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Oh they know what they're doing, as do 15-year-old boys.

The problem is they lack the life experience to realize the consequences of what they're doing.

In other words, they don’t know what they’re doing.

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and how come Hokkaido boy gets name suppression?

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I would love to see this creep meet her Father or mother in a hotel room, and see if they will take his 30,000 yen.!!!?

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It is obvious some of you have no idea what some 15 year old girls get up to... LOL

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PaulToday 09:17 pm JST

It is obvious some of you have no idea what some 15 year old girls get up to... LOL

I was a 15 year old girl once, and I know quite well what they get up to.

They like to try on new makeup. Listen to music and dance around their bedroom. Try on clothes to find the perfect outfit. Giggle and gossip with friends about boys. Watch movies and go to the beach with their family. Lots of things.

You trying to imply that 15 year old girls are anything more is a product of your own perverted mind.

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No wonder that she wants to break out early by any means, with a mother daily checking her pocket money purse. Hell at home, hell in hotel rooms....poor girlie.

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PaulToday 07:41 am JST

He is guilty of sex trafficking and his friend of rape of a minor, but she did not mind having sex for money at 15 did she?

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Note that this post has the support of 16 people.

I hope JT and its parent company are proud that they provide a space for grown men to discuss how much young girls enjoy having sex with adult men for money.

Now that we know the demographic here, I'm sure it won't be long before ads for sex clubs, penis pumps, and Viagra to show up.

In fact, i wonder what JT's advertisers would think if someone were to write an email and draw their attention to these posts? Hmmm.

Let's find out, shall we?

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The incident came to light after the girl’s mother saw the 30,000 yen in her daughter’s purse.

"And I would have gotten away with it if it hadn't been for that meddling mother!!! Curses!"

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Not sure why these guys would pay this girl in the first place.

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4th year college student. Lets me guess his major was "stupidity"!!!

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@kaimycahl - this guy will after a while may become a Superb Business Leader in Japan - he sees opportunity for profit and takes it. Sure at his age grouping he's probably not au-fait with the current "Laws" that did not apply during his growing up - though now they do... and he's had a hard knock upon how they do so. However, one has to consider his youth, inexperience, and blatant honesty over the situation. Common sense should prevail here. I hope he simply gets a Caution this time around, and is encouraged to learn more about Legitimate business practises as part of his pennance.

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@tamanegi - this was not Super Free, it was Somewhat Expensive, and consensual. So the "Rape" aspect flies out the Windows, the Junior bit and knowledge of, is still a troublesome issue... but the harm aspect will come into play here, and I see no "harm" other than to the person accused - poor guy. I hope the Courts see reason, and do not slap upon him a Life changing penalty.

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his was not Super Free, it was Somewhat Expensive, and consensual. So the "Rape" aspect flies out the Windows,

Um...

a 15-year-old high school girl

And there we are. Back to rape.

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What’s worse is that this is what most sex trafficking is: people who know each other grooming children and passing them between themselves. It’s not like in the movies with sinister ‘children auctions’ or people being kidnapped off the streets by international gangs. It’s much less obvious and much more personal, which is what makes it so insidious.

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True @ReynardFox; “Experts repeatedly point out difficulties acknowledging sexual abuse where the victim and perpetrator know each other,.. the attacker can take advantage of a power imbalance in a relationship or their own social status to force the victim into a situation where they are unable to resist even when there is no violence or coercion.” -nor has the name of the Hokkaido person and disposition has not been revealed or reported.

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These people from elite universities are usually arrested but never charged, just look at what happened to the 2016 UTokyo rape case where they all got acquitted.

https://wezz-y.com/archives/67427

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mmwkdwMar. 9 11:52 pm JST

@tamanegi - this was not Super Free, it was Somewhat Expensive, and consensual. So the "Rape" aspect flies out the Windows, the Junior bit and knowledge of, is still a troublesome issue... but the harm aspect will come into play here, and I see no "harm" other than to the person accused - poor guy. I hope the Courts see reason, and do not slap upon him a Life changing penalty.

I'm not sure how else to explain to you that young girls don't have the maturity, foresight, or experience to consent to sex with adult men. That is what makes this rape; and that is why it is illegal.

You cannot claim there was no harm done to the girl. And if an adult makes an active decision to take advantage of a minor child, and is rightfully arrested, the harm is only what he has done to himself.

It is sick and twisted to feel sorry for the man in this case rather than the little girl who has been sexually abused.

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Anyone who is claiming to be surprised or outraged by this has been asleep and not paying attention to the world around them. It has been nearly half a century since I was 15 but even then there were girls her age who had older guys as boyfriends. Often college age guys though not always guys who were attending college. Not many but there were always girls who seemed older than they were and didn't hang out with kids their own age. They were already living in the adult world. To now claim to be somehow surprised or outraged by this fact is to me either feigned outrage or a symptom of utter blindness to the larger world. The key is parental involvement in your kids life. Know who their friends are and what they are doing. Know your kids friend's parents as much as you can too. Fewer surprises that way. Even still by 15 kids are thinking on their own and often not listening to parents. Did you listen to your parents and tell them what you were up to when you were a teenager? Be honest. Most teenagers think they know more than their parents and openly defy them at every opportunity. How many times in my own life have I sat back and wondered how I ever made it to adulthood with all the stupid things I did when I was a teenager? Now I have a young kid, my late life surprise, and am chewing my nails!

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Agree with your second part @DesertTortoise: “The key is parental involvement in your kids life. Know who their friends are and what they are doing. Know your kids friend's parents as much as you can too. Fewer surprises that way. ... Now I have a young kid.. and i am chewing my nails!’

Yes, we were all 15. Now, more than ever, moms and dads, particularly in Japan, need to monitor everything their children are doing.

Until they reach an age of ‘legal responsibility’, only some, conditional ‘rights to privacy’ can be afforded to ‘children’. Japan has too many ‘loopholes’ in its ambiguous laws, purposely ‘left open to selective interpretation’ to protect the rich, the powerful and only, ‘their’ offspring.

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Case in point, - “ Police in Tokyo arrested a 22yo Waseda University student Inoie Shuho for sex trafficking a minor” but where is the name and details about the “male acquaintance who attends Hokkaido University”

Inoue may still escape justice IF his family can ‘come to a settlement’.

At this point, it appears “Mr. “Hokkaido University” has not been disclosed for unknown reasons.

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Desert TortoiseToday 08:42 am JST

Anyone who is claiming to be surprised or outraged by this has been asleep and not paying attention to the world around them. It has been nearly half a century since I was 15 but even then there were girls her age who had older guys as boyfriends.

Older guys as boyfriends is in no way similar to being groomed by an adult male for prostitution.

When I was 15, I had an older boyfriend, too - he was 17. And my mother was not happy about that. She watched us like a hawk - which was the smart thing to do.

They were already living in the adult world.

I knew girls like that. They were runaways, who had left home because of parental abuse and poverty.

A 15-year-old having to live in an adult world because their parents don't step up and take responsibility for raising them is a crisis. This in no way reflects an active choice by that young person, but rather one of desperation and necessity.

To now claim to be somehow surprised or outraged by this fact is to me either feigned outrage or a symptom of utter blindness to the larger world.

I'm not at all shocked that adult men try to groom young girls for sex. It happened to me as well. In fact, I can't count the number of adult men who tried to come on to me from ages 13 to 17. However, I was lucky enough to have a stable family environment with parents who watched out for me.

And believe me - though I am not shocked that adult men would prey on young girls, I'm not "feigning" outrage. I AM outraged. I'm even more outraged at the numbers of men, who should know better, who are seemingly trying to justify sex with young girls.

Apparently, the world is full of Jeffery Epsteins.

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Have to agree with @girl_in_tokyo 10:38am today. With all due respect, She’s clearly expressed some subjective experiences relating to the topic, supported by thoughtful, keen observations ‘driving home’ her valid opinions and razor-sharp comments!

*- “A 15-year-old having to live in an adult world because their parents don't step up and take responsibility for raising them is a *crisis.”

Hopefully, today, she will also go after the ‘Jerry Lee Lewis’ celebration(?) featured today as “Entertainment’(?) (Her own parents ‘groomed’ and accepted their 13 year old daughter to be his 3rd wife.) -

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Goodness, obviously men with too much time on their hands, 'the devil makes work for idle hands'

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I'm not at all shocked that adult men try to groom young girls for sex. It happened to me as well. In fact, I can't count the number of adult men who tried to come on to me from ages 13 to 17. However, I was lucky enough to have a stable family environment with parents who watched out for me.

That's some third-world place

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lostrune2Today  12:01 am JST

That's some third-world place

I grew up in the US and Japan. Just FYI.

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I grew up in the US and Japan. Just FYI.

Japan is understandable, I guess

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