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32-year-old part-time worker and Nagahama City resident Akihiro Fukushima was arrested on Monday on the charge of obstructing business, after allegedly posting on Twitter that he would kill singer and voice actress Nana Mizuki. According the police investigation, the suspect from Shiga Prefecture admitted to the charge by saying, "I emailed Mizuki to say, 'I want to meet you,' but got no response, so I did this out of spite."

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-02-20/man-arrested-for-threatening-voice-actress-nana-mizuki-on-twitter/.112459


What a petty man.
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some people can be pretty crazy. good thing he was arrested promptly.
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Positive proof that this isn't just "an idol culture thing" like some people tried to portray it as.

Mainstream acts, or any kind of act, gets their share of crazy fans.
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nanikore2 wrote:

Positive proof that this isn't just "an idol culture thing" like some people tried to portray it as.

Mainstream acts, or any kind of act, gets their share of crazy fans.


I do not know, possibly a result of something in said culture.

Although we had a singer in the US get killed, and someone stalking Sylvester Stallone.

Not restricted. Though I wouldn't entirely clear the consumerist culture in Japan here, if that is the wording.
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Interesting that the charge relates to interfering with her business activities. Most other countries would use a law related to threatening behaviour. If he had made a similar threat to an unemployed person is there another law he could be charged with?
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I remember reading an article a few years back, where someone had threatened to stab Chihara Minori at an event, fortunately her manager saw the comment and reported it to the police, who checked people as they arrived at the event, they found the guy with a knife in his bag and arrested him.
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Interesting that the charge relates to interfering with her business activities. Most other countries would use a law related to threatening behaviour. If he had made a similar threat to an unemployed person is there another law he could be charged with?


I am pretty sure that is a threat all the same, especially on social media. Here in the US, it is clearly grounds for the police to come around..
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nanikore2 wrote:

Positive proof that this isn't just "an idol culture thing" like some people tried to portray it as.

Mainstream acts, or any kind of act, gets their share of crazy fans.


I do not know, possibly a result of something in said culture.

Although we had a singer in the US get killed, and someone stalking Sylvester Stallone.

Not restricted. Though I wouldn't entirely clear the consumerist culture in Japan here, if that is the wording.


Whatever it is, it's nothing specific to idol culture.

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MidoriNoTora wrote:

Interesting that the charge relates to interfering with her business activities. Most other countries would use a law related to threatening behaviour. If he had made a similar threat to an unemployed person is there another law he could be charged with?


I could certainly be wrong, but it may also be that the threat was made through social media. The laws in place may not be up to date enough to pertain to social media or it may have been a case where they are pursuing charges where they think they will stick such that the person can't just claim they were just trolling. Having to change scheduled plans and appointments is likely just more provable and with a lower hurdle to clear.

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People just do crazy things here and life sure isn't easy if they are well-known. Social media is quite a dangerous place to be considering that there's no knowing when stuff like that is going to happen. Being exposed in cyberspace has its benefits, but there's also the risk of something like this.
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Another reason why social media should be banned. Seriously hate it.
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some people can be pretty crazy. good thing he was arrested promptly.
Don't know about that, social media got it hands full of crazy people...
and there can be many reasons as to why someone could say it and if what said there was true then yes he might would have been a time bomb that should get some treatment maybe.

nanikore2 wrote:
Positive proof that this isn't just "an idol culture thing" like some people tried to portray it as.
Mainstream acts, or any kind of act, gets their share of crazy fans.


Palsa wrote:
I remember reading an article a few years back, where someone had threatened to stab Chihara Minori at an event, fortunately her manager saw the comment and reported it to the police, who checked people as they arrived at the event, they found the guy with a knife in his bag and arrested him.
Good to hear they don't fully ignore that.
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Another reason why social media should be banned. Seriously hate it.
social media be banned?
like take down the internet you mean?

But yes it can be quite horrible in many ways and a reason why many want to leave.
As for those who still think it can't be harmful, it can and sometimes you just need a break from it.

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GOOD LEAVE MY SEIYUU WAIFU ALONE
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Lmfao that's the pot calling the kettle black. It's like-never mind. I'm just glad everyone in the world always knows what's going in in that tiny sliver of land east of that big continent called Asia, but it begs the question of if you even know what's going on around you. I swear watching you all being "serious and informed" tch I can't decide wether to laugh, pitty, or be desgusted. Having a bad day here just ignore me.
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