TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a male bureaucrat at the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism over the alleged illicit filming of a woman at JR Tokyo Station last week, reports Mainichi Broadcasting System (Oct. 13).
At just past 12:00 a.m. on October 12, Tetsuo Mitarai, a 36-year-old section manager at the ministry, allegedly used a smartphone to film up the skirt of the woman, aged in her 20s, on an escalator at the station.
Mitarai, who was drunk at the time, denies the allegations. “I didn’t do tosatsu,” the suspect was quoted by police in referring to voyeur photography.
Another male commuter who saw Mitarai behaving suspiciously apprehended him and turned him over to station personnel.