Policeman in schoolgirl uniform arrested for flashing

TOKYO —

A policeman has been arrested for allegedly flashing his genitals at a schoolgirl. Reports say the 37-year-old man was dressed in a sailor-style schoolgirl uniform at the time of the offense.

The officer, who has been named as Kazuya Tsukada, is an assistant inspector with the traffic division. He is believed to have entered an apartment building in Musashino and got into the elevator at the same time as a 16-year-old schoolgirl on March 11 at around 7 p.m., TV Asahi reported. As he got out of the elevator, Tsukada reportedly turned around and said, “Look at this” and flashed his genitals at the girl.

According to police, a string of similar incidents in the area prompted a search for the man responsible. Tsukada was eventually spotted in Musashisakai Station in schoolgirl uniform and was detained by station guards, TV Asahi reported.

During questioning, Tsukada was quoted as saying he had done the same thing few times.

Japan Today

  • 0

    Johannes Weber

    As if a 37 year old cop in a Sailor-style school girl uniform wouldn't be disturbing enough by himself...

    Naively, I'd have expected that Japanese people would have behaved at least decently on the anniversary of the disaster. But maybe it was his way of coping with the outcome of things beyond control.

    Poor schoolgirl...

  • -1

    Gurukun

    LOL! Nuff said!

  • 0

    Spidey

    There is DEFINITELY something up with the training of these so called police officers. I mean week in and week out? Come on Japan!! When is "enough is enough!?"

    S

  • -3

    Spiderman29

    No this is another sick example of how some of these crazy people are starting to come out of the wood works! If they would not glamorize prostitution over here like they do then things like this would not happen. Just sayin!!! He will probably get fired and be back on the street in a couple of months!!

  • 9

    Elvensilvan

    I would admit that seeing a man in a girl's outfit in public is nothing new, specially in Tokyo ... but a police officer? Should't they uphold moral standards, be examples for the public?

  • 5

    sillygirl

    time to start psychological testing for policemen, teachers, government workers..........

  • 17

    roughneck

    Undercover Cop!!

  • 3

    some14some

    time to start psychological testing for policemen, teachers, government workers..........

    true, but as we know they will pass such tests successfully...so, better save taxpayers money :)

  • 0

    ultradork

    @Spiderman29 - prostitution is glamorized in Japan? Have't seen that - please give some examples. In my opinion because so many "services" are available to men here that may lessen these kind of things. There seems to be a plethora of shops catering to a huge variety of needs here. This guy needs help and I hope this girl will be able to laugh about this incident eventually as she was only visually assaulted.

  • 0

    buggerlugs

    I see a suspended sentence and early retirement coming up with absolutely no follow up by media. Definitely way past time to introduce psychological testing.

  • 3

    buggerlugs

    @roughneck. Not so undercover apparently.

  • 6

    marcelito

    J cops strike again - maybe he was wearing the sailor uniform as part of the spring school safety campaign ...Geez

  • 4

    Nicky Washida

    I hope this girl will be able to laugh about this incident eventually as she was only visually assaulted.

    "Visually assaulted" - great expression! It would be nice if she could laugh about it, but I suspect she was probably absolutely terrified. She was in an enclosed space with this lunatic, and yes, all he did was flash, but there must have been a moment where she was terrified what was coming next, poor girl. I suspect it will be a while before she can laugh about it. I was flashed about a month ago - it was a horrible experience and I am still not laughing about it yet.

  • 7

    Speed

    All perv/dork crimes in the future should first be investigated by looking WITHIN the police department first.

  • 10

    tamanegi

    Note to JT: You definitely need a seperate section for crimes by the Keystones!

  • 1

    ExportExpert

    YUK - Sick and demented, but not uncommon here.

    Needs to be treated, counseled and monitored.

    The police seem to be the biggest offenders here.

  • 0

    jessebaybay

    Whats up with the title of the story.. I thought a policeman was wearing a school uniform and then flashing everyone -_-

  • 0

    WilliB

    Eek! I used to cringe at the crazy police stories here, but now I have come to expect one every few days.

    Something is seriously wrong with the way they are screening police recruits here.

  • 0

    Gobshite

    Not so undercover apparently.

    Just a wardrobe malfunction!

  • 3

    Dennis Bauer

    what no pictures? :p

  • 0

    Mirai Hayashi

    Our tax money at work!

  • 1

    Yubaru

    what no pictures? :p

    What I heard is that there was nothing to see anyway.

  • 0

    Maitake

    LOL made my day

  • 4

    gogogo

    Whoever is letting these loony's into the force needs to be fired, the system should weed out people like this and people should not have to fear idiot policemen.

  • 1

    Liberty Joe Lowe

    LOL, the wording "eventually spotted in Musashisakai Station in schoolgirl uniform" EVENTUALLY LOL I thought he would have stood out from the crowd.

    I hope the girl just laughs the incident off and understands the guy is not quite right

  • -3

    ka_chan

    roughneck, buggerlugs,

    Un-covered Cop or maybe non-under covered cop.

  • 3

    Pidestroika

    I can see it coming. The next "ruuuru" in Japan will be: "It is strictly forbiden for policemen in schoolgirl uniforms to ride elevators with real schoolgirls." And the campaign sign featuring the indispensable manga character and AKB members: "Let's stop dangling our genitals in front of schoolgirls! Gokyoryoku o onegai itashimasu"

  • 0

    Silvafan

    There is one guy who dresses this way near my station. He sometimes hangs out at the McDonald's probably because the kids hangout there too. He doesn't look like he has evil intent but more like he is envious of them. Unfortunately, we all know infatuation that goes to the extreme can turn to perversion or violence at the drop of a hat so be on the alert.

  • 1

    Silvafan

    @Ka chan

    Un-covered Cop or maybe non-under covered cop.

    "21 Jump Street" gone wrong? LOL!

  • 1

    TokyoGas

    The title cracked me up.

  • 3

    philsandoz

    I apologize in advance for my perhaps twisted sense of humor, but I find this story amusing. I'm sorry, but the picture I have in my mind of a 37-year-old policeman dressed in a sailor suit is magically funny. In fact, I think I may have seen the same man or one of his mates at Shinjuku Station about three months ago -- what I saw was an obviously 40-to-50-year-old man in a sailor suit, bedecked with at least a one-day stubble, but dressed in a shell-suit equivalent of a schoolgirl uniform, striding purposely between the Saikyo and Chuo lines, but, as I'm sure most people did, I just thought he was an idiot.

    On the serious side, however, I have nothing against transvestitism in general, but targeting schoolgirls is very, very wrong. The idiot mentioned in this story, however, is just that -- an idiot!

  • 4

    Disillusioned

    Awesome! This week's crazy J-flop story is a beauty! Why isn't this is the entertainment section? This nutter should be sized up for a straight jacket! However, we all know he will get a three month pay cut and be back to 'protect and serve' within a fortnight.

    Assistant inspector? OMG!

  • 2

    FightingViking

    Apparently Japanese characters don't work for me - at least not here. I just wanted to say that probably the best reaction, if the young ladies can keep their cool, would be to say: "Ara! Kawaiisou! Chiisai desu ne!"

  • 3

    smithinjapan

    tamanegi: "Note to JT: You definitely need a seperate section for crimes by the Keystones!"

    I've been saying this for years, or that they should at least combine the 'Crime' section with 'Police'. This is yet ANOTHER example of not only how poor the recruiting process must be, but how lowly and inadequate many police are here, to put it mildly.

  • 1

    that korean guy

    i had to re-read the headline twice - i thought it meant policeman arrested school girl for flashing, which in itself is definitely newsworthy, except it got better...much much better

  • 0

    marcelito

    He,ll probably just get a verbal warning and be back on the job in no time..

  • -1

    FightingViking

    By "Japanese characters" I meant "kanji"! NOT people! (No problem on "Word" though).

  • 0

    Gurukun

    He,ll probably just get a verbal warning and be back on the job in no time

    I hope not. Pulling out your weapon for no apparent reason in a no-no for Keystones. He should be fired.

    Does anybody know his reasons for WHY he dressess like a school girl?

  • -1

    viking68

    I saw a story of few years back of a cross-dresser getting arrested for trying to use a women's bathroom. This type of behavior is pretty strange.

    One thought, the girl should not have gotten into the elevator with the guy. I'll have to teach my daughter to be able to identify and avoid such obviously deranged people.

  • 1

    Weasel

    WHY he [sic] dressess like a school girl?

    Nothing else was clean, as his mom's clothes were in the wash at the time.

  • -3

    Jonathan Prin

    Please don't compare a complete idiot with a future raper... this policeman is first a guy who needs treatment, that is all, no more. And I tell my daughters just not to react if this was happening, except a good soccer kick if necessary. Otherwise, it is highly laughable. Strange no report of any woman dressed with light uniform is reported by boys... I guess girls have better eyesight, LOL.

  • 0

    incognito12

    Oh no! Not again!

  • 3

    Ivan Coughanoffalot

    How did this moron get the notion that doing this was a good idea?

  • 3

    PeaceWarrior

    I know I shouldn't laugh, because this guy is really sick but I just can't stop laughing at the whole thing.

  • 3

    JapanGal

    I would say this is an under cover assistant inspector.

    Lucky he was not on an escalator with another cop behind him, or there could have been two arrests.

  • 1

    codomo

    the guy just made some mistakes of picking up his daughter's school unuform and bringing his magnum instead of a gun. also wanted to flush at suspicious thing with saying "show me it" to the girl. i want to believe like this cuz its too ridiclous behaviour he did. poor innocent girl. its hard to imagine to meet like that policeman.

  • -2

    oberst

    seems like Japan is a highly sexually charged society. The police just reflects the fact.

  • 0

    ReformedBasher

    @EE

    The police seem to be the biggest offenders here.

    Not by a long shot. But when they do something dumb, they go all out.

    @Gurukun

    He should be fired.

    Agreed. At least, he needs some major help.

    @Ivan

    How did this moron get the notion that doing this was a good idea? Reminds me of the ninja who decided to practice in the park next door to his home, and was led away in handcuffs and full costume after being found hiding behind some bushes. Not only Japan folks, but it's well represented in the World Looney Championships.

  • -1

    Dennis Bauer

    help a strange guy is following me, help police!, guy in sailor suit, you called?

  • 0

    KariHaruka

    Someone has been watching far too much anime.

  • 0

    Gurukun

    Not by a long shot. But when they do something dumb, they go all out.

    LOL!!! So true!

  • 0

    Zen student

    He is a very special boy. He is just expressing himself. :)

  • -1

    Zen student

    FightingViking: LOL!

    "Ara! Kawaiisou! Chiisai desu ne!"

    Or even something to the effect of, "wait a minute while I grab my microscope...." would have been a good way to have handled it.

  • -1

    genjuro

    Speechless...

  • 0

    Chinchan Zu

    so many lonely people in japan

  • -1

    Kakukakushikajika

    Legen... wait for it, ...dary!

  • 0

    The Munya Times

    Apart from the sick police officer , it is not a good idea to step in an elevator together with another, especially unknown person. If he follows me, I step out.

    I am not a schoolgirl and can defend myself, yet I never travel in an elevator with another unknown person, just two of us.

    At public places like dept. store it is O.K. to travel in the elevator in group, like ten of us, but if I see a suspicious looking person who can freak out or just an ill looking one, coughing or something like that, I let the elevator go and I wait just one minute and take the other one.

    Women reaction yet can vary on a wide scale. Once I eyewitnessed a similar case from a distance, not in Japan. A lovely sexy girl was insulted in a similar way the guy even reached under her mini skirt. Not so badly mini.

    She turned to the guy, looked at him with tearful eyes filled with love and desire, stepped to the guy who, caught by surprise, became totally confused. She lovingly embraced his neck, and delivered three astonishingly quick, terribly powerful kicks into his balls with her knee. The guy collapsed with grace and later were attended by the ambulance car, the girl walked away calmly, couldn't even be bothered to turn back.

    I think self defense courses for women will gain popularity in Japan too.

  • 0

    timtak

    As usual JTers talk as if crime by police officers where a characteristic of the Japanese "keystone" police. It seems unlikely to me that Japanese police abuse their power more than those of other nations.

  • 0

    cactusJack

    "To Protect and to SERVE!"

  • -1

    Manuel D. Valencia III

    Did the girl cop a feel?

  • 3

    Joseph Garrett Baxter

    The Japanese police are generally helpful and good people.

  • -1

    oyatoi

    Youve been doing it for so long unofficially JT; how about making it official and awarding this weeks recipient the inaugural J cop behaving badly award in recognition of his ability to make the mundane seem "man bites dog" extraordinary. This guy is a deserving winner

  • -1

    susieuk

    how do people become a japanese cop? is it just a weekend course? the need to weed out these guys before the pass.

  • 5

    Nicky Washida

    I notice that whenever something like this happens, there is a battery of people saying "she shoulda...." "she coulda..." "I woulda..." - fact is, I used to do the same until it actually happened to me. You really cant predict how you would react because in that instant all logic goes out the window. You are not sitting behind a safe screen hypothesizing about what you would do. Your heart rate shoots up, adrenalin races around your body and you can literally be frozen to the spot. I wish I had gotten my camera out, photographed the guy and taken it straight to the police. The other time I wished I had kneed the guy - but I was 9 months pregnant and terrified for our safety.

    One funny story though - after the incident a month ago my husband called the police (it was near an elementary school and park in broad daylight) and the police asked me to provide a description. I said "About 10cms, quite thin and floppy, no distinguishing features". There was silence for a second, and then the policeman without batting an eyelid said "And...erm....his face?"! Whoops!

  • -2

    Serrano

    Weird.

  • 1

    BurakuminDes

    "To Protect and to SERVE!"

    This cop took it as "To Molest and to PERVE!"

  • 0

    PeaceWarrior

    Only defense possible:

    Can't be a crime, Your Honor, it's too small to see!

  • 0

    JapanGal

    I hope they make a movie about this. JCoppers...the Stories

  • 0

    fujiindian

    LOL, epic fail. 37 yr old in Sailor uniform.

  • 1

    TrentonGaijin

    When he heard guys talking about their schoolgirl uniform fetish, he didn't understand that they weren't talking about wearing them.....

  • 1

    Pukey2

    This came out on JT a bit slow. I remember seeing this on TV on Sunday (the news, not the act!). I recall the officer was quoted as saying 見てください and my first reaction was how polite he was. 丁寧! Normally wouldn't a flasher say 'Cop a load of this' or something like that.

    Yes, I do agree, JT should have a separate subsection under crime - crime committed by Japanese police.

  • 0

    Fadamor

    Wonder how long he's been doing this? I doubt it's been for the entire time he's been a J-Cop. Maybe it's the job that does it to you?

    (Recruiting Poster) "Serve the public! Become a keisatsukan! Lose your mind! Apply at your nearest koban!"

  • 0

    oyatoi

    • hope they make a movie about this. JCoppers...the Stories*

    The moment the laughing stock becomes Japan, thats when you can be assured theyll start doing something about it. Until then however, there`s a rich lode of material like our friend here, just waiting to have his exploits ratified in the same way that Japanese media confers representative status upon the assorted weirdos and goofballs who populate Western reality shows.

  • 0

    warnerbro

    I hope her reply was "Look at WHAT?"

  • 1

    nip&tuck

    Would he get the same attention if he were just walking around nude?

    Strange that a visual assault is akin to a real assault. Its as if motive is being punished rather than action.

  • 0

    Rynia

    Wow. why?

  • 0

    Allison Honig

    This story- LOL

  • 0

    Arthur Dumbolov

    If I'd saw policeman in girls uniform, I'd arrest him with his own 'cuffs.

  • 1

    gelendestrasse

    oy veh, what will they come up with next?

  • 0

    Farmboy

    What happens to people like this, I wonder? He's 37...pretty pathetic. Wherever he's living, he'll have to move, I imagine. Will they keep him on the police force in some area?

  • -2

    Beer4me

    One word! Manga! This is Japan and because of the manga culture and its girly images it creates freaks.

  • 0

    Greapper1

    gross.

  • -3

    suzukakid

    The worst police in the world by far!

  • 0

    Arthur Dumbolov

    The worst police in the world by far!

    You haven't seen Russian police, obviously. They have tons of money but spend it on girls, cars and drinks.

    • Moderator

      Back on topic please.

  • 1

    Cho88

    I usually really dislike it when commentators say that such and such a crime (i.e child abuse) only occurs in Japan etc... but I really can't see this happening anywhere else.

  • 0

    nip&tuck

    but I really can't see this happening anywhere else.

    I have not seen it happen here or anywhere else. But I bet it has.

  • -1

    nemurenaijin

    this is one of the reasons why Japan should not support sexualizing High School girls..... as long as we have AKB48 , as long as we have Highschool girls on front covers of sex magazines, these problems will never stop!

  • 0

    Hobbid Hobbin

    I don't why everyone's saying it's a problem with society at least their not too corrupt to admit it's a police officer and nearly every country has flashers but flashers in school girl uniform seems like an improvement. Don't know about everyone else but I'd find flashers in dark cloaks much more daunting than flashers in school girl uniform.

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