On January 25, the Akita Prefectural Board of Education in Japan suspended one secondary school teacher in Daisen City for a year and disciplined her for posting obscene videos on a paid website.
According to the prefecture, The 39-year-old teacher who works at a high school in Daisen City posted obscene videos on a paid site five times between December 2021 and October 2022. The teacher admitted to posting the uncensored video of the private parts of herself and a male acquaintance, stating: “The purpose was to publish the video and have it seen by as many people as possible.“.
The teacher was arrested in November 2023 for making obscene images available for viewing by an unspecified number of people. On December 15, 2023, she received a summary order from the Omagari Summary Court with a fine of 200,000 yen, and on January 25, she was suspended from work for one year and given disciplinary action.
The teacher stated that “cannot fully apologize to his students, his parents or his colleagues” and has indicated his intention to resign. This news has attracted attention and has become a trend, since it is unusual in Japan for a teacher to be involved in the sale of explicit content online, generating a debate:
- «I can imagine the surprise the students had when they found out».
- «Well, I wouldn’t have a problem with that, but I guess it’s about the school’s image.».
- «The more important question is, how the hell did they find the professor’s online content?».
- «Sorry, but before passing judgment I have to watch the videos in question».
- «I honestly don’t see the problem with what he does with his life outside of work.».
- «When you think of a teacher, you imagine a sensual woman, but she is almost 40 years old.».
- «It is always said that “female teachers are more focused and responsible”, but at the end of the day we are all human».
- «A 39-year-old teacher who posts a pornographic video for many people to see. She seems to me more like an exhibitionist than a prostitute.».
- «I don’t understand what the problem is with all this».