Takeshi Kotsuka, the former president of Hawks Town (the operator of the Fukuoaka Dome baseball stadium), has been arrested for molesting two female employees.
The company had already sacked the 57-year-old Kotsuka at the end of last month for committing “serious illegal acts”, but since then his victims have filed criminal complaints against him. Specifically for unrequested hugs and kisses.
Whilst not denying the charges, Mr. Kotsuka however remains unrepentant. In fact in his mind he seems to believe he was doing the young ladies a favour, as he went on the record as saying, “I hug my female employees and kiss them, but I think they enjoy it.” But that is arguably nothing compared to his repost when accused of openly fondling and kissing employees. In Kotsuka-san’s world, such behaviour is “a kind of communication,” and (this is the best bit) “such practices are common in America and Europe.”
With this in mind it’s a wonder any work at all gets done in Europe and America, what with all the kissing, groping, and general molestation…