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Stalker Finds Japanese Idol’s Home From Reflections in Her Pupils

Japanese idol Ena Matsuoka was attacked outdoors her dwelling by a crazed fan. After he was arrested, the stalker defined the complicated method he’d situated her: by zooming in on a photograph and discovering the reflection of an indication.

Matsuoka, 21, is a member of J-pop group Tenshi Tsukinukeni Yomi. On September 1, she was returning to her Tokyo dwelling when a person got here up behind her and lined her mouth with a bit of fabric, experiences Asia One.

He dragged her away from her door and right into a secluded space, the place he fondled her physique till she was capable of escape. Matsuoka reported the incident to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police and confirmed them facial bruising that the perpetrator prompted.

Stalker Finds Japanese Idol's Home From Reflections in Her Pupils
Japanese singer Ena Matsuoka Ena Matsuoka / Twitter

On September 17, police arrested Hibiki Sato, 26, for the crime. He confessed instantly, telling them that he was an enormous fan of the singer.

Although her deal with was not public, Sato had pieced collectively her location from images Matsuoka posted on social media. From one, the reflection of a bus cease signal was seen in her eyes, which allowed him to search out the overall space of her dwelling utilizing Google Street View.

He then studied different photographs posted by the star to to find out which condo she lived in, matching her window dressings and the angle of sunshine getting into her room with different images.

On the day of the assault, Sato waited on the bus cease till he noticed Matsuoka stroll as much as the constructing, then adopted her into the foyer and struck after the door had closed behind them.

Sato was charged with indecent assault leading to damage.

Shuichiro Hoshi, a professor at Tokyo Metropolitan University, informed Tokyo Reporter “The picture quality of smartphone cameras has become very fine, and a new risk has arisen in which private information is being leaked unexpectedly.”

“In other words, the risk of a so-called ‘digital stalker’ is on the rise. As a result, countermeasures are required when posting to an SNS, such using photos that do not include location information or deliberately reducing the image quality,” Hoshi added. “SNS” refers to social networking companies reminiscent of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Stalkers have change into a big drawback for Japanese stars. In 2016, singer Mayu Tomita was stabbed a number of instances by a fan upset that she had returned presents that he had despatched her. That incident prompted Japan’s legislature, the National Diet, to toughen the nation’s anti-stalking legal guidelines, however followers nonetheless say the nation is just not doing sufficient to guard their celebrities.

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