Hitachi manager suspected of flashing school girl has ‘no memory’ of incident -- Jan 30
Kanagawa Prefectural Police have arrested a manager at Hitachi, Ltd. for allegedly exposing himself to a high school in Yokosuka City last year, reports the Sankei Shimbun.

At around 9:30 p.m. on November 23, Taro Yakabe, a 52-year-old manager in a planning department, called out to the girl, 17, near Shioiri Station and brought her to a parking lot.

“I want you to help me with a survey,” he reportedly said. After exposing his genitals, he handed her 3,000 yen in cash. “With 10 being best, what score do you give me?” he asked.

Upon his arrest on suspicion of indecent exposure, Yakabe said that he was drunk at the time. “I remember calling out to the girl, but I have no memory [of the incident] after that,” the suspect was quoted by the Yokosuka Police Station in denying the allegations.

About 30 minutes before the incident, Yakabe accosted a woman in her 20s in the same area. After carrying out the same crime, he gave her 5,000 yen.

“It is unfortunate that an employee was arrested,” a Hitachi representative was quoted. “If [the allegations] are true, we will handle [the matter] strictly.”


栃木県小山市のショッピングモールのトイレで、男の子を出産した後、殺害したとして栃木県の17歳の女子高校生が殺人の疑いで逮捕されました。  栃木県の高校生の少女は先月18日午後、ショッピングモールのトイレで、出産直後の男の赤ちゃんの首をはさみで切り付けて殺害した疑いが持たれています。  赤ちゃんには複数の切り傷がありました。  少女の認否は明らかにされていません。  警察によりますと、少女が個室トイレに入ったまま長時間出てこないためトイレの外で待っていた友人が不審に思いショッピングモールの関係者に通報を依頼しました。  救急隊が到着した時には少女は個室トイレの床に赤ちゃんと一緒に倒れていました。  警察は少女の回復を待って逮捕に踏み切りました。 - ANNnewsCH