School: Teachers Groping Pupils “Not Sexual Harassment”

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A school has come under fire for insisting that teachers making schoolgirls endure groping, hugging and even late night solo visits to the teacher’s bedroom “does not constitute sexual harassment,” instead merely chiding the teacher responsible for “inappropriate instruction.”

The scandal centres on a Hamamatsu city middle school in Shizuoka prefecture, where in 2007 and 2008 a teacher in his thirties – who has not had his name made public – was accused of taking sexual advantage of a number of his female charges.

Amongst the reported incidents, he engineered time alone with his pupils in clubs and his car, hugging, grasping and holding them by various parts of their anatomy.

In one case he was lodged with students on a trip, and summoned a girl to his room in the middle of the night to “embrace” her.

Reports of at least six such incidents managed to survive the school’s reporting process, with girls complaining that they “didn’t want to go to school anymore” and “couldn’t continue attending club activities” thanks to his attentions.

The teacher denied any wrongdoing and took a “special leave of absence,” and two years later the school warned him that his teaching methods were “inappropriate and excessive” and he later voluntarily opted to leave his post.

However, school authorities are still adamant he did nothing wrong, refusing to punish or even accuse him of wrongdoing as “we judged nothing he did to constitute sexual harassment and so there is no offence to discipline him for.”

As they took no official action, none of their deliberations have been made public.

They also say the reason it took almost 5 years for them to resolve the matter was “out of consideration for his victims, who were still attending the school at that time.”

Despite denying any sexual harassment took place, school officials now freely concede that “it was out of line whichever way you look at it… why on earth did they come to that judgement?”

Whether this is merely grotesque malfeasance of the kind teachers are notorious for or some sort of cunning recruitment strategy is the subject of much debate online:

“Yet another hentai teacher?”

“This is a bit more serious than just ‘sexual harassment.’ Arrest him already!”

“Any non-teacher would have been arrested for ‘indecent acts with a minor’ after this.”

“They just sweep it under the rug with the usual excuses about protecting someone’s privacy.”

“He ‘embraced’ her in his room at their lodgings… damn him!”

“Do they just mean hug or did he do her?” [In Japanese "idaku" can mean either]

“Pretty hot situation!”

“Please give some thought to the poor teachers who might stand to lose their jobs.”

“So he gets to retire voluntarily with a severance package and then teach at a cram school and do it all over?”

“A special leave of absence (paid, of course) – isn’t that the greatest?”

“This nation has just become a comfort woman for civil servants to abuse, hasn’t it?”

“If you are a lolicon, your heart is set on becoming a teacher. There is simply no other reason anyone would want to become one.”

“What is it with teachers and their efforts to suppress any and all evidence of crimes at their schools?”

“Their union is just full of these perverts, that’s why.”

“They are so obsessed with taking advantage of schoolgirls that they are too busy to do anything about bullying.”

“School boards all over the country are exactly the same.”

“School boards basically exist to cover up the crimes and incompetence of their teachers.”


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    Comment by Anonymous
    20:47 01/08/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    "who has not had his name made public"
    Must be nice living in Japan... pretty much anywhere else his name would've been made public, it's not like he's underage damn it.

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    Comment by Adom Jensom
    11:46 02/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Exactly, now the children of the future are going to be at this pervert's mercy without even a warning. This is why you reveal the names of accused scumbags. The Law might have let you get away with it, but civilians deserve the right to know.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:18 02/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    We'd also have a clear picture.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:47 01/08/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I'm surprised he wasn't promoted to principal.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:31 01/08/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    The principal wouldn't give up his job. He still has a lot of "instructing" to do.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:50 02/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    japan is a country with no honor

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:53 02/08/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    takes one to know one... idiot

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:44 02/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You sound insecure about your own country...

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:45 02/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Considering how much japan bitches about other countries around them, I think japanese are in no place to talk about insecurity.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:00 01/08/2012 # ! Good (+0.9)

    "What's on your schedule today?"

    "I just have four classes: Math, English, PE, and Inappropriate Instruction."

    Comment by Anonymous

    You sir, just won the Internets.

    20:12 01/08/2012 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    “we judged nothing he did to constitute sexual harassment and so there is no offence to discipline him for.”

    These guys are banging the students also.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:48 02/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    A school has no business to judge on matters pertaining criminal acts. That's purely up to courts. Then again this seldom works in the so-called democratic / lawful society in western countries, so such attitude can hardly be expected of a society such as Japan ...

    Comment by Charismatic Vampire
    03:33 02/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Yah it's pretty obvious they're involved in that sorta stuff as well.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:44 04/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    They are just following the scripts of Vitgin Rooster and other similar VNs so not a crime in hentai logic.

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    Comment by Anonymous

    I dont mean to defend him i merely defend the ways the law work. I understand why he wasn't prosecuted for any crime, cause, he HASN'T committed a crime. Among the most unpleasant grotesque activities reported that "survived" the process, meaning a lot of irrelevant stuff died off, was that he hugged. A hug.

    Yes the way he did it was out of line, but not illegally out of line, therefore you can't prosecute him for a crime that wasn't committed since there are no crimes he committed. I am absolutely on the students side and i honestly think he's not suited for teachings of any minors but i can't deny the fact that the law is right. You can't deny that, only be arrogant and naive about the facts.

    "You are innocent until proven guilty". Proof, facts, THEN we can talk. Until he's been proven guilty, he hasn't done anything wrong except being extremely creepy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:57 02/08/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    except that groping is considered a sexual act.

    Comment by Charismatic Vampire
    08:40 02/08/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Having them go to his bedroom does not speak well for his innocence.
    If he wanted to meet with them this could have been done after school or if at his house in the living room.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:23 02/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    A few points:

    "Among the most unpleasant grotesque activities reported that "survived" the process, _meaning a lot of irrelevant stuff died off_"
    Clearly you don't know how sweeping stuff under the carpet normally works.

    "A hug"
    Ok, let's leave aside the fact that the reported incidents included clearly illegal behavior like groping for a minute. Normal mortals (as in not civil servants) are prosecuted for stuff far less intrusive than "hugging" a girl that did not explicitly consent before or after the act. Like, asking for directions or waving. Clearly it's possible to bend Japanese law in a way to make what he did illegal. The reason it's not done is because teachers in Asian countries enjoy all-encompassing impunity. Experience shows that he could have raped every single female student and would still have gotten off scot free.

    "Proof, facts, THEN we can talk"
    It's pretty obvious from the article that it had been established beyond doubt that the accusations are true.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:21 02/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    The innocent until proven guilty line doesn't actually apply in Japan.

    As for the hugging, I believe that's considered sexual harassment if the other party doesn't want it. He also groped them. That's clear sexual harassment.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:23 02/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japan legal system isn’t like the American one, there you're guilty until proven innocent and they even use torture on the suspects so they accept they are guilty even against evidence that proves that they are innocent.

    Japan system has been criticized several times because of this be their own lawyers.

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    Comment by Silver Wolf Vaden
    18:33 01/08/2012 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    So... in Japan, Teacher = Priest?

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:12 01/08/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    No. Japanese teachers go after the girls.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:16 01/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    You sir deserve a cookie.

    Comment by Charismatic Vampire
    03:30 02/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It seems teachers in Japan have even more immunity then priests.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:22 02/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Do they? Seems most of the priests get shuffled around whereas the average joe would have been locked up for a few decades and registered as a sex offender.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:53 02/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nah.. Teachers aren't gays like priests

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    Comment by Cabulb
    21:42 01/08/2012 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    brb gonna become a teacher in Japan

    Comment by Anonymous

    Go get arrested

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:02 02/08/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    According to Sankaku posts, that isn't even possible.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:28 01/08/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    The picture is awesome.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:51 01/08/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    What the fuck, Japan. No wonder your girls are prostituting themselves from age 13.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:28 02/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    they're waiting until they're 13? Huh. I figured they started earlier. Guess they're more responsible then I thought.

    Comment by Charismatic Vampire
    08:26 02/08/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    Jokes aside having to endure such molestation has to be pretty damaging to one's psyche.

    Avatar of Notto Disu Shitto Agen
    04:28 02/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    So if I become a teacher and force my dick inside one of my students, I'm "teaching her the wrong way", instead of raping her?

    Oh, Japan...

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:35 02/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not this shit again.

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    Comment by fxc2
    22:00 01/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Ehh what's a little child molesting every now and then? It's good for 'em.

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    Comment by Eleriel
    20:53 01/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    the Japanese for 'embrace' can also mean 'have sex'...

    just saying.

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    Comment by Dia
    23:31 01/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    A translation note about this one probably the most useful note I've seen. Thanks to whomever translated Futakoi Alternative :)

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    Comment by Eleriel
    00:43 02/08/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    that's actually the show I think about the most whenever I heard the word dakishimete.

    (sadly, it's because the first version of the show I saw translated it to 'then give us a hug'... so that whole scene was ruined).

    saw a better version later and all was well ;)

    Comment by Anonymous

    With all the terms they use for having sex, I have never heard embrace used in that way.

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    Comment by Eleriel
    22:50 01/08/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    like you say, they have many terms for sex.

    抱く (daku), 抱きしめる (dakishimeru), and 抱き合う (dakiau) all mean embrace can all have a sexual meaning.
    as for their use.. think "make love" rather than "fuck".

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:47 02/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    @00:26
    Definitely not an authority on street speak, which this isn't actually, but my point about daku/dakishimeru/dakiau still stands. Only daku can explicitly mean sex. The other two can occur during sex but does not mean sex itself.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:26 02/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    @23:29 to be fair, reading manga and doujinshi is not the best way to pick up slang/street speak. It's like learning it from webcomics and marvel/DC comics. You'll certainly learn some of it, but not enough to say you're an authority on the subject.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:29 01/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    My impression from years of reading that sort of manga is the first one yes, the other two not so much, maybe never. Daku has become so much to mean to have sex that you kind of need the other two to just mean embrace and hold tightly.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:46 02/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Ah! The wide-open spaces of America are wonderful. If it were my sister/daughter having to endure such instruction...I wouldn't care how much time had passed...I would take a cue from the movie, "Law Abiding Citizen" and introduce the sleaze to the Tool World dept. of Lowes/Home Depot.

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    Comment by uber phallas
    18:50 01/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    ...instead merely chiding the teacher responsible for “inappropriate instruction.”

    What next?

    Bullying to be classified as "abnormal protocol"?

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:24 01/08/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    GTO was right...in that Japanese Teachers and Education Board are mostly self serving twats that only care about reputation.

    Comment by Charismatic Vampire
    08:33 02/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yep just like the teacher's unions in the US but much worse.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:13 01/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "Excessive hazing".

    Comment by Charismatic Vampire
    08:31 02/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bullying they call it kids having a little fun or a traditional right of passage.





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