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Chikan: Molesting school girls on the train

Another employee of public broadcaster NHK has been arrested for molesting a high school girl on a train. A director of children’s TV programs is accused of indecent assault after he put his hand up the victim’s skirt and fondled her buttocks on a Tokyu Denen-Toshi Line train in Tokyo Friday morning, investigators said. He admitted to the allegations during questioning.

The incident follows the arrests of a chief producer at an affiliate and another NHK director earlier this month for molesting women. In May, an NHK presenter was also arrested for indecent assault.

No wonder many Japanese people (and most foreigners living here) refuse to pay the NHK fee. The lack of management skills is appalling, not only as reflected in content but also in Dilbert-style refusal to adopt a modern approach to leadership.

Mainichi: Kids TV director becomes 3rd NHK employee arrested for molestation in 1 month

Learn a useful Japanese word: Chikan

Save innocent lives!! Another baby found being dumped.


One early morning in Tokyo last week, there was a baby found still alive in the garbage. It was so shocking that it reminded Japanese people of the akachan-post/baby post that was placed in Kumamoto Pref. just couple of weeks previous to this terrible crime.

With much debates of placing akachan-post, in such case of leaving just-born child, people wished that there was a post in the crime sense. On the other hand, the first child placed in the post was three-years-old, thus the usage of the post was from the very beginning misused. Sadly to such two crimes, there have been many news about leaving children to death or still alive in various parts of Japan.

Today, there was another baby found dead in Sapporo, Hokkaido Pref. In comparison to the case of Tokyo, this Sapporo case was devastating. In the case of Tokyo, the baby was fortunate to be found alive before the garbage cars collected trash. However, in the case of Sapporo, the baby was found dead in a cooler who seems to be died soon after birth and weighted only 2 kilograms with navel still being attached.

How can people so easily dump innocent lives who have no choice of choosing their parents!?

Report from Mainichi Daily News and Asahi Evening Newspaper




I went out to buy some milk on Sunday morning and saw a dead body near the 4-storey office building next to our apartment. Some Police had half-covered him up with a plastic sheet.

There were Police on top of the building looking down to where he lay, so I presume that it was a suicide. By midday, there was no sign of what had happened and the event will go un-reported. With around 30,000 suicides per year in Japan (according to the W.H.O.), the vast majority male, this is sadly an all-too-common occurrence.
This morning a bunch of flowers and three cans of his favourite alcohol (beer and Chu-hi) were left out in remembrance.

Just an update on this: the family doesn’t believe it was suicide and persuaded the police to launch an investigation, so there are posters up about it now. Apparently he was seen involved in an argument with a group of people the night before.
I hope they find out what happened.

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