|The story below is originally published on Mainichi Daily News by Mainichi Shinbun (http://mdn.mainichi.jp).|
|They admitted inventing its kinky features, or rather deliberately mistranslating them from the original gossip magazine.|
|In fact, this is far from the general Japanese' behavior or sense of worth.|
A teacher at a prestigious private school in Osaka has been arrested for
stealing the panties of one of his former pupils, according to Shukan Jitsuwa (6/14).
Hiroshi Inazu, the teacher from posh Seifunanakai Gakuen, is accused of
snatching four pairs of the 20-year-old woman's panties by reaching into
the open window of her home and picking them off a clothes hanger.
A neighbor watched what he was allegedly doing, chased after and caught him,
then held the teacher until the police arrived to arrest him.
Inazu, 52, says he was drunk at the time, but admits to the accusations of
Kozo Motoi, the head teacher at Seifunankai Gakuen, one of the rare schools
in Japan which have junior high and high schools on the same campus, describes
Inazu as having been a "passionate teacher." Others associated with the school
say Inazu's passions got the better of him.
"It's true that he was passionate about education, but that wasn't all he was
passionate about. He used to look at boys and girls in a clearly 'different' way,"
an associate of the school's junior high section tells Shukan Jitsuwa.
Until a few years ago, Inazu had been teaching at Seifunankai Gakuen's high school
section, but had been shifted to the junior high section, a transfer generally
regarded as a step down the ladder. Rumors about why Inazu was demoted flew hither and thither.
"Apparently, he was sent to the junior high school because he had some problems with
another former female student," a Seifunankai Gakuen graduate tells Shukan Jitsuwa.
Inazu appears to have kept some overly fond memories of many of his former students,
including the woman he'd taught as a girl and is now accused of having stolen her intimate lingerie.
"He apparently told the cops that he found himself in the area of his former pupil's
home and he suddenly felt a longing for her, which prompted him to steal the panties,"
a reporter on the police beat tells Shukan Jitsuwa. "I tend to think he'd been planning
the theft for some time. He wanted a reminder of what the girl was like." (By Ryann Connell)