Kind of surprised he got caught. This kind of stuff has been endemic in Japan for decades. Few cases are ever prosecuted. Maybe they are trying to make an example of someone famous.
Earlier today, Hidekazu Tanaka, a composer whose work includes contributions to Pokémon Journeys: The Series and The Idolm@ster, admitted in court to stalking and soliciting sex from a 15-year-old girl, as well as a dozen other obscene public acts from the past 10 years.
During a trial with the Tokyo District Court, the 35-year-old composer admitted to propositioning a minor for sex in exchange for money in Tokyo’s Meguro ward last August, an incident in which he allegedly also forcibly grabbed her hand, according to Anime News Network. Tanaka was later arrested by Tokyo Police in October of that year on charges of forcible indecency, which in Japanese criminal law refers to acts of assault or intimidation which have a sexual element.
Tanaka pled guilty to all charges during his preliminary trial, according to Siliconera. He also confessed to taking upskirt photos of girls’ underwear at a train station, as well as exposing his genitals while riding the train dozens of times over the past decade, according to Japanese outlet TBS.
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