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Yokohama school teacher arrested for requesting pictures of young boy naked

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A 27-year-old elementary school teacher in Yokohama City was arrested Monday for asking a 13-year-old boy to send pictures of himself naked, police said.

Akio Kazuno, who was a teacher at Eda Higashi Dai-ichi Elementary School, reportedly met the boy at a school volunteer event last year, and sent the boy messages on his cell phone pretending he was a junior high school girl who wanted to be friends. Kazuno started requesting pictures of the boy posing naked once they became “friends,” and used threats such as saying that he would forward the pictures to the boy's friends if the boy did not comply.

According to police, Kazuno has admitted that he “wanted pictures of young boys.”

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uhhhhhhhhhgggg....why? why? everyday its something else perverted...

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Teachers are getting sicker and sicker..........lock this dude up....what a freak

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Sounds like the boy or parents spoke out on this instead of letting it be. GOOD FOR THEM!

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This is getting monotonous. Where does one start?

This guy has pedophile written all over him. Working as an elementary school teacher to boot. For once, I hope the local fuzz do not stuff this up. They need to hit this guy hard (both physically and figuratively) throwing everything in the arsenal at him. Indeed, this case would be a great example on which to establish a national perverts register. Then again, I won't hold my breath.....

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started requesting pictures of the boy posing naked once they became “friends,” and used threats such as saying that he would forward the pictures to the boy’s friends if the boy did not comply.

Not sure if I understand this. Did the boy send picutres to the guy, or did the guy threaten to show his pictures to others (that he didn't have), once he sent them to him? I hope that the kid had enough sense to tell his parents about this creep. It serves him right to get caught. Not only is he an idot for being a pedophile, but he is also stupid for threatening the kid with pictures he didn't have with the pictures that he wanted the kid to send him (if that makes sense).

This guy needs to be put away for a long time.

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Another day, another perv story in Japan. Sick society, this.

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What a sicko....scarey to think there are still more out there

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Another broken animal and maybe I'm a bit of a cynic but you can't fix this kind of person. Best just to put it down. And realist, come on this crap happens everywhere humans live.

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OK, I'm officially grossed out!

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Very true FryingMonkey

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it is a disease of the brain. Some men want to be women and dress like women.

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What's this? Another child-porn case in Japan? How many days (or hours) since the last one, with another educator?

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freak!

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Damn, the kid shouldn't have had a phone at 13 anyway, esp one with a camera

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womanforwomen, are you serious? "I cannot imagine any other reason for these behaviours"- consumption of squid is the only thing you think could possibly be the cause? Really? How....odd. Incidentally you will find that octopus, calamari etc. are quite popular in Mediterranean countries as well. What about all the Japanese people (the vast majority) who eat these foods but don't commit these crimes? Your post makes no sense at all.

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Aspara and womanforwoman,

I guess the real reason for this insane behaviour is the bigoted Japanese society that officially condems sexuality in public (see all this censored sex mowies but at the other hand you can buy Mangas with child porn content...).

No nude beaches in Japan, no topless sunbathing but crazy guys runing to Tokyo Motorshow every year to take pictures of the half-nude girls at the booths peeking under their mini shirts. Not to mention married 50 years old guys running into Lovehotels with High school girls that need another LV bag.

Solving this problem would be teaching the Japanese a natural understanding of sexuality.

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sometimes I am left practically speechless from these posts.

and amorpheus, hanging around nude and getting blow jobs in the park will ease sexual tensions so people will not pursue underage sex?

Now, I am all for sex in the park, I will see if I can get my girlfriend worked up for it by our date on thursday. But I dont think that even if she puts out under the trees that it will change my sexual proclivities ; )

The guy has inappropriate sexual desires and getting laid in the park, seeing tits by the beach, as opposed to getting it in the love hotel and eliminating sushi from his diet will bring no change.

Major counseling is in order here. Of course it is beyond time but there had to be some problems in his upbringing as well. For god sakes didnt he have a lego set? It is clear which pieces go together. Like size go together and the pegs go in the holes... no matter how much you want it to be unnatural coupling just does not produce viable works ; )

There should definitely be some more competent psychological screening to keep these guys out of the classroom.

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actually, japan was traditionally very open about sexuality, you might like to read up on the original version of Momotaro. it was when they came up against the uptight west (well, uptight americans...) that things started to get confused

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Right on jonnyboy, Japan was certainly liberated sexually before Xavier landed and brought his repressive religion with him.....homosexuality, child sex, unwanted babies were just tossed in the river.... oh wait, isn't that the problem? I guess all that repressiveness did nothing to stave the trend. Just a little too liberated for those of us that have children whom we would like to not be exposed to sexual predators?

I think what should be focused on here is parenting. Preventing whack jobs like this teacher in the first place and taking responsibility to provide enough supervision for junior high boys to keep them out of these kind of unsavory situations.

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Oh God, another day another perverted elementary school teacher.

And yes - I agree that it does happen elsewhere - but unlike Japan, the UK does criminal checks on all teachers (which doesn't prevent the problem but helps to minimise it) and if this was the UK - this guy would be sacked, put on the sexual offences register, receive appropriate treatment and counselling adn would certainly never be allowed to work with children again.

Can anyone hear honestly say hand on heart that this is going to be the likely outcome in this case???? I doubt it.

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and amorpheus, hanging around nude and getting blow jobs in the park will ease sexual tensions so people will not pursue underage sex?

That is one of the best comebacks I have read in a long time. Good on you son. As you point out, sexual permissiveness is wider society has nothing to do with the instance of such nutjobs.

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LoveUSA:

it is a disease of the brain. Some men want to be women and dress like women.

Are you suggesting that all paedophiles are targetting boys only? You really do need to open your eyes and read the news more. But then again, relating paedophilia with homosexuality would suit your bible-bashing, ultra-conservative agenda.

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Nutter!

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hakujinsensei "Just a little too liberated for those of us that have children whom we would like to not be exposed to sexual predators?"

If you do not like the way Japan does things, take you kids and get. Japan takes a gentler approach. Japan gets gentler results. If you favor a hard line, its just a plane ride away. Bye.

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amorpheus: I think you got lost somewhere along the way if you think sexual repression is the reason for such behaviour. First and foremost, johnnyboy is on the ball by saying that Japan is more sexually open in a number of ways than other countries. Sure, they may not openly kiss in parks, hold hands all that much, or have nude beaches, but that's not the reason why pedophilia exists at all. It's a mental illness that won't be cured if a person sees a topless female on a beach tour in Australia or something.

This person is sick, and while I was poking fun at some nationalistic posters that think Japan is not lagging in terms of tackling the issue of child-pornography, in this case in all seriousness I don't think it's as much a societal issue as it is an issue of sickness of the individual. True, Japanese society may encourage it more with the constant rape manga/porn, the children's uniform and 'cuteness' fetishes that exist openly and all over, and perhaps that's why the man felt so emboldened as to threaten the boy, but the sickness isn't limited to borders in this case.

BeaverCleaver: "If you do not like the way Japan does things, take you kids and get. Japan takes a gentler approach. Japan gets gentler results. If you favor a hard line, its just a plane ride away. Bye."

Ah, the 'if you don't like the fact that Japanese can legally posses a picture of your child naked to pleasure themselves to get out' crowd. Do people like you actually have anything valuable to contribute to the conversation, or do you just insist on undermining those who defend the Japanese system by making the 'pro-Japan' side look foolish?

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well - yeah, that too ;-)

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He's going to apologize and a few years from now he will be caught again doing the same thing in some small town.

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BeaverCleaver:

"If you do not like the way Japan does things, take you kids and get. Japan takes a gentler approach. Japan gets gentler results. If you favor a hard line, its just a plane ride away. Bye."

Stupid as to be expected from a fresh off the boat but highly amusing!

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The legal system in Japan has traditionally been lenient to sex offenders compared to western counterparts, possibly because most cases are regarded as individual offense-- rather than the crimes organized by a drug cartel, mobsters, or human traffickers. I agree that child porn and pedophilia are usually contextualized as the local crimes committed by a psycho or a pervert. Japanese people don't encounter as many cases of sexual crimes(molesting/sexual assault/child porn)as in the US or other foreign country where we are likely to see such crimes almost everyday. I wouldn't say Japan is lagging behind the US or other country in tackling these crimes. But people's rationality and moral values on humanity and sexuality are being tested, as recent news of child porn and pedophilia are now gaining the Japanese public attention.

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Japanese people don't encounter as many cases of sexual crimes(molesting/sexual assault/child porn)as in the US or other foreign country where we are likely to see such crimes almost everyday.

First of all, do you think that's because they are happening less here or because they are not being reported as much here? Secondly we ARE seeing them here almost every day. And this in a population less than half that of the US.

I wouldn't say Japan is lagging behind the US or other country in tackling these crimes

You're kidding, right??!

But people's rationality and moral values on humanity and sexuality are being tested, as recent news of child porn and pedophilia are now gaining the Japanese public attention

OK, then we are basically screwed. Why do you suppose so many of those in top government voted against possession of child pornography being made illegal???

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First of all, do you think that's because they are happening less here or because they are not being reported as much here? Secondly we ARE seeing them here almost every day. And this in a population less than half that of the US.

Possibly, due to the media's representation(or their agenda setting, I would say) and partly due to the size of county. Actually, Japan has a relatively large population for its country size - 128 million compared to 180 million in the US.

You're kidding, right??!

Your guess is as good as mine. I need more pieces of evidence and information if I pass my judgment upon Japan's policy to crack down on child porn and prostitutions.

Why do you suppose so many of those in top government voted against possession of child pornography being made illegal???

Hello, what sort of assumption is that? I didn't mention anything about the government officials' stance on child pornography or any related crime. It has nothing to do with politician's motion.

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** But people's rationality and moral values on humanity and sexuality are being tested, as recent news of child porn and pedophilia are now gaining the Japanese public attention.

I've been browsing on this site since the very beginning , and that seems to be over 10 years ago at the turn of the last century . And even then , news stories were ALREADY common. The Japanese public have always known about this. They just take it for granted, and if they act surprised, it's all just a show for the foreign media. Seriously, just read the Tale of Genji.

Stupid as to be expected from a fresh off the boat but highly amusing!

My my, we are rather bitter now are we?

OK, then we are basically screwed. Why do you suppose so many of those in top government voted against possession of child pornography being made illegal???

Sigh, has no one here ever heard of Tatame and Honne? Officially prostitution is banned, but actually the red light district is the number one adult recreational pasttime in this country...

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