Sophia University dean fired for sexual harassment
A 62-year-old junior college dean at Sophia University in Tokyo has been fired for sexually harassing one of his students.
The man has been named as Toshiki Takano, the former president of Sophia University Junior College Division, a division of the university located near Yotsuya station.
Takano is alleged to have obtained a 20-year-old student’s email address and begun to harass her between August and September of last year, TV Asahi reported Saturday. Takano reportedly emailed the girl suggestive messages in an improper tone around 60 times. He also allegedly sent messages from late at night until the early hours of the morning.
The girl reportedly sought consultation from the college in February this year, at which point Takano was questioned by the college and allegedly confessed to harassing the girl. Takano was dismissed earlier this year and released a public statement in which he apologized for any mental anguish he may have caused.