Police Hunt Man for Smiling at Schoolgirl



Police have issued a warning to the public after a man smiled at a schoolgirl.

Osaka police posted the following advisory of a suspicious person:

There was a case on 08:15, December 9th, where a little girl in Takatsuki City was walking to school when she walked past a man she did not know, who smiled slightly at her.

He is thought to be in thirties, and was wearing a black fleece, grey trousers, white laced sneakers and was carrying a blackish bag.

Be sure to carry your anti-crime buzzer!

A similar advisory was recently issued by Osaka police after a man suggested to a group of children playing in the street late one afternoon that they move on – as the area was full of dodgy love hotels.

Heaven help the man who actually dares to speak to a schoolgirl; though fortunately for prospective schoolgirl predators, the teaching profession seems to offer near immunity to prosecution even for non-imaginary crimes.

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    Comment by Tenno Seremel
    17:37 10/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    This is absolutely not enough. Any male walking within 10 meters of a child or female must be fined.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:00 18/12/2010 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    ....Feminist/Lesbien much?

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    Comment by Sylar
    18:13 25/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Your failure to detect irony brings me in despair.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:10 28/12/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    That's not irony, it's sarcasm.

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    Comment by Marc
    19:20 10/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)


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    Comment by Piecake
    18:38 10/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Aww look she's adorable! I should complime-


    Comment by Anonymous

    Comrade, do you need to be cured of your hate for Big Brother?

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:24 10/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    while walking, sometimes kids look at me, and if I notice them, I have the habit of smiling at them or waving at them. Should their mother/teacher be with them, I'll just smile and bow my head slightly in greeting.

    what have the world come too if you can't even smile to children without the cops being called in?!

    how long before a kids cry their eyes out in the street looking for their mom, and none of the adults nearby will help to poor kid out of fear from being labeled a pedophile?!

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    Comment by yaku
    10:27 11/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Not too long unfortunately. Once Some friends and I were walking down the park. Some kid runs past and trips (it was nothing serious since it was grass and he didn't look in pain or anything). We walk past, wondering if we should help or not, but none of us wanted to be told off by the parents. The good thing is that the parents were normal, non-retarded ones. The bad thing is that we already have the idea of not messing with strangers' kids in fear of fake accusations, not even for help.

    Before someone misunderstands, the parents actually asked if we wouldn't help their kid and we told them why. They were pretty understanding, to my surprise.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:28 10/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    hah! welcome to "the real world" were kids get you arrested for smileing at them, were sexist public transport are common, and the girls arent that hot :C

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    Comment by tyciol
    11:51 18/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Look at it from her perspective: by being smiled at, her soul was raped and ruined forever.

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    Comment by Hawke
    00:12 28/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    LOL! WOw... Yeah...Japan is rapidly turning from the place I want to visit to a place that should never exist! The amount of laws for non crimes is staggering! They should have all Japanese people visit the US or Mexico and then go back to Japan and see if they finally learn what a REAL crime is.

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    Comment by Palmtop Tsundere
    17:08 10/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    *Looks at Sankaku-kun*
    *Blows anti-crime buzzer*

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    Comment by Sorrior
    17:10 10/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    This made me lol and to ACTUALLY laugh out loud is something for me.

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    17:19 10/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    I would have laughed too, if I don't get treated the same way for even REMOTELY SMIRKING at a kid.

    Apparently this level of putting comedic-levels of distance between human beings is more important than protecting people from known offenders who get out of jail through bail or through laughably small penalties. And yet you can spend YEARS in hard time in Jail if you flub your tax form a bit. Tax evasion is a felony and all, but damn.

    Smirking is bad and yet letting sexual predators on the loose easy? Talk about insanely backward priorities. This would be funny if it was fiction.

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    17:54 10/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)


    Guess we should cross-dress from now on to avoid some misunderstanding with society


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    Comment by vanchrian
    18:11 10/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    @Yoshii-kun You don't know how much I wish that I'm pretty enough to do that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:15 10/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Soon we wont be able to even look at a girl. Even a glance would set you executed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:24 10/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    This is why people don't want to help kids who look like they're lost, especially guys. This applies not only to Japan, but all over.

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    Comment by HouseLife
    19:22 10/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.7)

    They suspect men because it's a constant spiraling downward. The more fear they develop around the perceived idea that men will snatch anything with a vagina and two legs in an upright position is actually GENERATING that feeling among many men without them even realizing it.

    Men are literally under attack now because the reality of our nature (which has never changed) is coming to light and many people are afraid, including ourselves: we will have sex with any woman at any time if we can get away with it, including girls who are just giving off the 'scent' of puberty. That's just biology, and it's somehow been swept under the rug as a topic of conversation for... oh... a couple thousand years. The issue is, people who are newly discovering this completely forget that we have conscious minds attached to our penises, so we don't bum rush every female of age to give a good old friendly Japanese Hello.

    As with most things, this will only be solved by sex education and familiarizing the new generations with a more modern concept of sexuality without dumbing it down to Santa Clause levels. Otherwise, more teen pregnancies, more slutty teens attracting unwanted attention from older men, more downward spiral.

    Comment by flood
    18:52 10/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Won't you smile at all the little girls you see? If they're cute that is.

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    18:56 10/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Scary thing was, I actually know how it is to be cute enough... I'm straight, so it got complicated with the flirting too. lol

    But yeah, being 'cute' or feminine seems to be the way to be able to interact with kids and girls more openly. I can somewhat understand why people would suspect men, but it is kind of unfair.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:04 11/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    @Anon 00:12

    Japan =/= Asia. Not at all.

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    Comment by VVayfarer
    00:45 11/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)


    Only genetically dysfunctional men would bang any sexually mature female they can - avoiding that is the very reason we perceive 'sexiness' and 'beauty'. That's why if a woman isn't sexy, your genes will be telling you 'don't hit that'.

    Also, teens having sex with old men isn't harmful really. Older men tend to use protection more than their teenage counterparts.

    You said the topic has been 'swept under the rug' for thousands of years, but it has actually started quite recently. Just think about the history of the age of consent. It used to be 13 to 14 in most major Western countries in the early 20th century.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:12 11/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    @Anon 20:10
    What? I'm an Asian and in my country, it's normal to smile to a stranger you meet on the street.

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    Comment by HouseLife
    19:15 11/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I've been curious about that as well. Officially crime is low, and yet they take such drastic measures, far more than America does. I honestly get the feeling we don't have the full story. The sexual nature of Japan seems to be an almost impossible dichotomy where sex is shunned and not talked about while openly exploited and flourishing. The only thing I can think of is a lingering sense of men having sexual entitlement that exists in BOTH sexes. I'm not sure that's a bad thing though, to be honest. It means women there are more apt to accept the 'lion pride' sexual nature of men as reality, and then adapt the culture around it as they discover themselves.

    It's a far-fetched theory, but somehow it may not be too far off if the current state of affairs is analyzed.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:10 10/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Japan as well as most eastern countries are part of a collectivistic culture. In western countries, like all of North America, a smile is nothing more than a reflex. In places like Japan, a smile isn't actually thrown around just anywhere but reserved for when you are with your in-group. If you don't know someone and they smile at you, it is seen as if they are hitting on you. When I first came to Canada, it freaked me out whenever I would be walking anywhere and people would randomly smile at me, but now I know it's just a harmless reflex. I do it too now. But this guy being reported does make sense to those from a collectivistic culture.

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    Comment by HouseLife
    04:16 11/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


    I was obviously exaggerating a little, but also not really. My point was we would if we can get away with it. That doesn't mean we'll go for the lowest common denominator in any given situation.

    And the idea of 13 and 14-year-olds being married and such is part of what I was talking about. Up until recently there hasn't been a very large discussion about age of consent, and the result was the 'age 18' idea, which in its nature was a good idea. It was designed to grant a safe zone in which to gain maturity without having to worry about unwanted attention, the problem is it's become an unconscious plateau with no variation, including the choice of the girls in question.

    It became an excuse to remove the responsibility adolescents had in the past. We protect them from exploitation work, we protect them from unwanted sex, and the negative effect is that now the difference between child and adolescent is gone, where in most cultures pubescent children have begun the path to adulthood and are given responsibilities to help them grow into it, we've completely removed that growth as part of our culture and treat the resulting effect as the "Teenage Rebellion" which only really exists when parents don't know how to be parents.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:36 11/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Women are the cancer of society, since childhood ñ_ñ

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    Comment by toyNN
    16:46 11/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Crime buzzer"? "indecent smile"? So why do we always hear how low the rates are for sex crimes in Japan?

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    Comment by Gitami
    10:01 11/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think we men should start wearing burkas so if we accidentally smile at someone they won't charge us with attempted kidnapping.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:15 13/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This happened only because he forgot to smile SHOWING the dick too!

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    Comment by VVayfarer
    16:38 11/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


    Fair enough. At first the 'we' collective rubbed me the wrong way, but I see your point now.

    On another note, having sex with adolescents isn't all that risky when compared to sex between people of age. When a sexual encounter with a teen is engineered correctly, they'll be extremely careful to keep it a secret. An adult (female), on the other hand, could always accuse the other party of rape, thus making the risk more or less the same for the less-prepared.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:17 11/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nah, its alright in my country. I've helped a lost find her way back home before. Didn't get into any trouble. But then again, maybe that's because I'm a young adult, not some middle age guy...

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:34 11/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes, I smile and wave to all the children in the store I work. Never had any trouble, their parents even encourage them to wave back.
    (Touching I don't dare often, sometimes a pat on the head when nobody is looking. Am I a bad person?)
    But indeed, the age is very important. Young adult is fine, middle age guy is just creepy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:51 11/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Anon 00:12

    yes, calling yourself asian, how dare you lump multiple countries together like that and put it on the same level as china.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:44 10/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You forgot that nowadays most women will also have sex with anything which has a penis.

    Everything leads to... eh.

    Kids can watch porn online? CENSOR TEH INTERNETZ
    Kids can watch violent cartoons and anime? BRING IN 4KIDZ
    Guys won't date any bitch who only wants their money? THEY ARE PUSSIES, BE SINGLES
    etc etc etc etc

    Always treatment instead of prevention. Life sucks.

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    Comment by Elliot
    08:50 14/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is so wrong...in so many layers...NOW i know why did the JAPANESE people in the REAL life always had that sour look to the children, because they're afraid to be imprisoned if they're smiling to the kids.

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    Comment by Marik
    01:42 11/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.6)


    *next time visiting japan*
    *don't smile*

    got it

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    Comment by Coolham23
    17:13 10/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I looked at the picture... Well Damn...

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:51 11/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I looked at the pictures and can't stop lol, it hurts.

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    Comment by King Tiger
    19:09 10/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Heaven help the man who actually dares to speak to a schoolgirl; though fortunately for prospective schoolgirl predators, the teaching profession seems to offer near immunity to prosecution even for non-imaginary crimes."

    the teachers union seem to have a "higher role" in the corruption food chain it seems go figure >_>

    Comment by Anonymous

    Hm. If we all looked in the mirror, then...

    Wouldn't we have to use it then as well?

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    17:57 10/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yea, we should arrest @Blaqcat too for that suspicious smile ^^

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    Comment by Megidola
    00:39 11/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Speaking of suspicious smiles, what about Inazuma Eleven's new most popular character? I bet the police are after him now...

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    17:16 10/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    How is smiling at a girl a crime?-.-

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    Comment by alex251
    17:35 10/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    in Japan if the girl reports it then it's a crime

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    Comment by kamiru
    18:25 10/12/2010 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    give her some cash and she'll even sleep with you, but give her a smile...

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    Comment by Atzumo Kayami
    21:50 10/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.7)

    Those sluts...

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    Comment by PikachuEXE
    19:54 10/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    nonono...if someone(including the girl herself) that the girl has encounter a crime, then it's a crime

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    Comment by Wisteria Berlitz
    17:35 10/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.7)

    depends on the "smile"

    Avatar of Shizu's Waki Obsessor: MaidNiac
    18:21 10/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Like this..?


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    Comment by Xangam
    19:58 10/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Smile like Break had in Pandora Hearts!

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    Comment by Castian
    03:34 11/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    HAHAHAHA ROFL on the pedo smile
    best get-you-in-jail-instantly smile evah!

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:02 10/12/2010 # ! Good (+0.6)

    No it doesn't. I can smile in the slimiest way possible and there would be no grounds to arrest me. Of course, that doesn't mean I'm excused from other illegal activities such as stalking, verbal abuse, sexual harassment, etc...


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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    17:50 10/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    C'mon now!
    Turn those smiles upside down, into a frown!


    sry, lame joke

    20:46 10/12/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    He must of had a Pedobear smile.

    Avatar of Shizu's Waki Obsessor: MaidNiac
    18:25 10/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Glad that I hardly smile in reality.. :3 (Oh wait, I just did..)

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