Elementary school principal in Tokyo fired over sexual harassment


The Tokyo Board of Education has fired the 63-year-old principal of an elementary school in Tokyo over sexual harassment accusations.

The principal, whose name was not revealed, is accused of continuously harassing a female teacher between May 2015 and June this year, Board of Education representatives said. He had allegedly touched her buttocks at the school and restaurants, had attempted to kiss her and take photos of her with his camera, Sankei Shimbun quoted board officials as saying.

The case came to light after the teacher consulted the school’s vice principal in June.

The principal was quoted by the Board of Education as saying that he “had special feelings” for the teacher.

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Don't most males grow out of this at 8-9 years old?

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Good! Harassment of others should be treated as a crime.

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"Don't most males grow out of this at 8-9 years old?"

Second childhood?

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These creeps should be named and shamed.

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Don't most males grow out of this at 8-9 years old?

You're being a bit harsh. I don't know any 8 or 9 olds who grope, grab, or otherwise exhibit sexual desire for another person. There's a reason that age group is called "prepubescent."

The kind of behavior this principal showed is more in line with those of a ham-fisted teenager unable to cope with his emotions. The difference between this principal and most guys is that we eventually learn how to interact with the opposite sex in a mature, respectful manner, knowing full well that not all is meant to be.

Clearly, Mr. Principal either didn't learn that lesson or suffered a humiliating backslide.

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The principal, whose name was not revealed

Why not? He isn't a juvenile so he has no protection from the scrutiny that goes along with committing the crime.

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さよなら...Don't let the screen door hit you on your way out. He should have to go on trial, but this is a start.

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Why did she go to restaurants with him?

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It's also clearly power harassment. Why on earth is the guy not being named? They do a whole lot to protect these creeps!

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name and shame the creep.

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Why did she go to restaurants with him?

Japanese culture. You HAVE to drink with the boss, or you're not Japanese. You must be one of those self-thinking individuals....

Anyway... poor girl. Sounds like grandpa had been watching too many of those pick up videos. Throw the book at him.

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Another reason to mistrust and suspect principals. At a school, he, and all that deem to call themselves 'principals' ,should be above reproach! Reveal his name!

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What a creep, wish he would be named and shamed but remember folks Japan loves to natter so everyone around him will probably know it.

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why isn't he being named? 63!

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I thought these old gits had to retire as Headmaster at 60 in Japan? Anyway, must have been awful for the female teacher having an old codger in a position of power sexually harassing her.

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His 'special feelings' excuse blows me away. Nice to know his employers canned him for it.

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Don't most males grow out of this at 8-9 years old?

No we develop a filter and learn self-control.

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What a dope.

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@Black Sabbath, which one, the man or the woman who let it happen for more than a year before doing anything?

Listen women of Japan!

When sexual harassment begins, start carrying an IC recordet with you. Get a lapel mic and place it out of site. When the perpetrator approaches, start recording. Clearly ask them what they are doing. Tell them not to touch you. Tell them to stop.

After each incident, send a copy as soon as possible to a union rep you can trust.

After three incidents, to to the H.R. department with the union rep.

Be proactive!

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The only redeeming feature in this story is that he went after an adult rather than chidren. It's good that the teacher was able to get support from the vice-principal.

It's interesting that some posters here seem to associate the principal's sexual/power harassement with his age. Men in every age group from teens and 20s up have been guilty of this kind of behavior. He didn't harass the young woman because he's in his 60s. He did it because he's an idiot with the moral development of a tom-cat.

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