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University lecturer found naked on campus in Tokyo

By RocketNews24

Ever find yourself in a really awkward or compromising situation? The kind where you wish the earth would split open and swallow you up, or you could somehow be whisked away to some magic faraway land where you’d never have to show your face to the real world again? We’re pretty sure that’s what this 55-year-old university lecturer was feeling when he was found on campus, wearing nothing but his birthday suit. How he ended up that way is an even more interesting issue.

According to the letter posted on Taisho University’s website, the part-time lecturer (whose name has not been given) was spotted by a student at around 3 p.m. on January 8 on a walkway between buildings on campus, wearing nothing but the skin he was born in.

Now what would lead a qualified teacher at a respectable Tokyo university to end up indecently exposing himself? A few too many drinks, perhaps? Or maybe he get lost on his way to Japan’s famous naked festival? As it turns out, this was the unfortunate end result of an argument gone wrong.

The lecturer had apparently been living together with a 21-year-old student for about six months. (While there is some speculation about their relationship, the official letter only mentions the fact that they were living together, with her parents' permission.) When they ran into each other on campus on the day of the awkward event, however, their conversation somehow escalated into an argument. Finally, the female student reportedly demanded: “If you want me to believe you, then take off all your clothes right here.”

The power of love must have compelled this man, because he complied with the girl’s bizarre request. When he did strip off, however, the student made off with his clothes (and his trust too, most likely), leaving him defenseless and naked. In the middle of winter, no less.

According to the teacher, the student was emotionally unstable at the best of times. She would get worked up so suddenly and to such an extent that he was never sure of how to react, so he figured it would be best to do as she said, thinking that if he didn’t, then things would never be resolved.

Later, the teacher stated that while he acted in order to calm the girl’s unease, he realizes now that it was a rash decision to make and intends to resign from his position at the university. The statement detailing the events, written by the president of the university and posted on the establishment’s website, along with the teacher’s apology, has understandably garnered quite a bit of attention from the Japanese online community.

“Very straightforward – a nice composition.” “I was more surprised to read that he was living with a student than by the fact he got naked.” “Reading this document, I can tell the university president sympathizes a bit with the teacher; how funny.” “That stupid girl ought to be expelled.” “What a nice story.” “I hope no one got hurt in this incident.” “Shouldn’t this girl drop out of school too?”

Source: Byokan SUNDAY

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Sounds like the university lecturer was unstable too.....

11 ( +14 / -3 )

As usual, Japan is a source of weird, sometimes perverted events. What kind of relationship that teacher had with that student? Definitely more than just friends if he would agree to take his closes off in front of her just like that. And what exactly was going through the mind of her parents? Our daughter is going to live with some teacher who is 30 years older, what could possibly go wrong...

2 ( +10 / -8 )

He should be suspended. She has done nothing wrong except expose a man, who acted stupidly and then tried to pin the blame on his partner and malign her character.

-14 ( +8 / -22 )

That was a stupid move on his part, one that will ruin his career. His name is already posted in cyberspace given that it is not very hard to pick him out of the lineup of Taisho University's 55 year old IT adjunct faculty.

As for her, that was a very vindictive thing to do. I hope at some point she regrets the harm she has caused. Still, once her name is out in cyberspace, which will invariably happen, this incident will clearly do damage to her future prospects as well.

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Maria: She has done nothing wrong

Nothing wrong? It's January!!!

8 ( +12 / -4 )

Interesting. I think he should marry the girl to bring stability to her life. And the University should refuse the resignation. Give that man tenure.

A person who trusts is worth his weight in gold.

9 ( +13 / -4 )

Seriously the mindset of most 21 yrs old mentality in Japan is still young at heart and mind. 21 yes, but brain is 16, that 55 yr old guy has no business with a 21 yr old student. Let her grow up and at best leave them to complete their educational studies and any thing other than studies leave that to the younger generation to experience and find out. Not this old guy, there are many places for him to get gratification of a younger woman in Japan leave students alone, they have enough to deal with rather than being taken advantage off.

-8 ( +3 / -11 )

I can't stop with laughing =) Never read such a funny story like this.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

turbotsat -

Nothing wrong? It's January!!!

It doesn't really get that cold until February.

Did he really agree to strip off outdoors? In the middle of the day? On a workday? And he blames her for that? Please. Whatever happened to "Just walk away"?

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

55 / 2 + 7 = 34.5 years old...

55 / 3 + 7 = 25.3 years old...

Wait! I got it!

55 / 3.92857143 + 7 = 21 years old. Don't worry folks. It's legit.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

the female student reportedly demanded: “If you want me to believe you, then take off all your clothes right here.”

Cheeky. She wasn't so unstable that she couldn't outwit a 55 year old man. Good for her, she passed the test and he's an idiot.

5 ( +9 / -4 )

He deserved it.

This "teacher" took advantage of a much younger girl who he himself characterised as emotionally unstable.

Either she's:

Too unstable to date, and he shouldn't have taken advantage of her, or

She's stable enough to date and he was the unstable one who took off his clothes in public.

Either way he's responsible. Trying to blame the girl (who the writer of the article doesn't even seem to have contacted for her side of the story) just shows that this guy really doesn't have the brainpower required to be teaching anyone anything.

1 ( +7 / -6 )

How did he take advantage of her

They lived willingly together with her parents approval.

Besides their age difference both are legal adults and can do what they want. Myself had quiet a few offers for relationships from women 26yrs my junior, told them they are friends and more like daughters age wise.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

Is this really the naked truth?

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Let those who have never been found naked on campus and been 55 living with a 21-year old woman cast the first stone.

13 ( +13 / -0 )

A man over 50 in a position that lectures student couldn't come up with any other solution in handling the situation but to listen and do what an emotionally unstable partner demanded him to do?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Proof that in reality, women rule the world. Damn us dudes are such suckers for women.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

So what if he's 30 something years older than her. And by no means he's taking advantage of her. They are both consenting adults and can take their own decisions. And on top of that he got her parents approval. If they love each other, who are we to say otherwise or that what they are doing is wrong?

I give him my thumps up for what he did (as dumb is it was). Taking her mental situation into consideration he did what he thought was the best and was not afraid to do it. He shouldn't quit his job nor be expelled. I'd be proud to have him as a teacher.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

Ding! Ding! Ding!

Roll Up! Roll Up! Anyone can play: The stupidest stunt you ever pulled to impress a lady.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Maybe a new Terminator has just arrived.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

I find this hard to believe the story reads like gossip

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Now here is an idea for Mika. Would Joji do that if he wants her back?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

This is funny. I do not see too much wrong here. They are both consenting adults albeit not of absolutely sound mind or totally stable. Add to that the young lady seems to have a bizarre sense of humour. I could see a Woody Allen movie script emerging from this.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Old goat looking for green grass on wrong side of fence.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

If he is 55 and still a "lecturer" rather than a professor or at least an assistant professor, his career has not really gone anywhere. They cannot be living exactly in luxury.

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What makes this story even funnier / more surrealistic is the comment by the university administration reported in the Japan Times of Jan 13. The university is taking no action against the student, who is in her final year and is scheduled to graduate in March. “We told the student that she needs proper medical treatment, and that she should try to lead a happy life with the man,” said Masahiro Kashiwagi, head of the university’s administration office. He's 34 years older, and without a job and virtually no chance to find another. She is mentally unstable. Live happily ever after?!

8 ( +8 / -0 )

He could sell the movie rights!

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Maybe this guy is too old to remember but the goal is to get her naked.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Maria: It doesn't really get that cold until February.

Yahoo weather says it's 48 deg F / 9 deg C at 5 pm right now in Tokyo. That's not cold for a guy with no clothes?

Also says January / February weather trends not much different.


2 ( +2 / -0 )

What a loser.

He must really be P -whipped to go through with that stunt. Let's hope she was worth it.

1 ( +1 / -0 )


Maybe he was M and she was S, in which case mission accomplished.....

2 ( +2 / -0 )

"What's wrong with being naked?" to quote a certain Japanese idol? What concerns me more is this lecturer-student relationship. Most decent universities have prohibitions against such unseemly behaviour.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

The second remake of the movie, "The Nutty Professor" and the sequel "The Nuttier Student"? As a 30-plus year veteran of teaching here, this is actually not so surprising. Crazy attracts crazy here. The stuff that goes on would raise your GPA. But if Kusanagi of SMAP can get away with public nekkedness, why not this guy? And fear not - he will be fired.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

@ib314, Dont worry all due process and such will be seen to. He will be reinstated within the next 6 months.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Because he is a professor, he is in a position of power over her.

If you believe that, explain how she was in control of their relationship? The story says that the 'man in power' was compelled to strip naked in a public facility in the middle of the afternoon risking his livelihood, future, and "powerful" position. Seems you got this situation backwards.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Well you see and hear something new everyday.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

She`s 21? I would have stripped and then crawled over broken glass for her.

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@Steve Crihton, All Japanese universities have a clause in contracts that more or less state that 'actions that bring the university into disrepute shall be cause for dismissal'. I would think that shacking up with a student and wandering about the campus stark NEKKED would fit that description. He'd better pray his other university jobs don't find out.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

The student who found him, he willh ave to cope the shock. Sounds this part time lecturer has been living with her help. He wouldn't make much money to live with his income. Who found? He or she?

1 ( +1 / -0 )

the lecturer living with a student strips and gives her his clothes at this time of year....

Living with one of the students and obeying her to that extent and then he said it was the girl who was unstable?

0 ( +0 / -0 )


Yahoo weather says it's 48 deg F / 9 deg C at 5 pm right now in Tokyo. That's not cold for a guy with no clothes? Also says January / February weather trends not much different.

Oh dear. He probably should have kept his clothes on then.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Trying to make his own version of super free.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Apparently nudity illegal in Japan since 1872.


In 1872 a law was passed in Tokyo prohibiting public nudity, mixed bathing, and urinating in the street. Not only total nudity was banned, but naked thighs and upper torsos also resulted in fines. In 1876 more than 2,000 people were arrested for nudity offenses. (The latter part of this law, however, continues to be ignored to this day!)

1 ( +1 / -0 )

He must have promised her something, and she was waiting for the follow-through.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Sounds like a good opening scene for an anime. 丸裸になった先生!

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Trust....................................... but verify

0 ( +0 / -0 )

possibly his clothes had been stolen and her parents had come home without notice.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

He could sell the movie rights!

As long as I get to cast it.

All Japanese universities have a clause in contracts that more or less state that 'actions that bring the university into disrepute shall be cause for dismissal'. I

Japanese contracts say a lot of things, not all of which are legally binding. In this case, he committed a legal offense, which would be enough to get him canned.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

I imagine this university lecturer looks just like the university lecturer portrayed by Donald Sutherland in Animal House, ha ha

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Sounds like something from a romantic comedy manga

0 ( +0 / -0 )

sounds like another moron they hired as an "educator."

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