CHIBA (Kyodo) A 47-year-old Tokyo police officer who is also a bodyguard for ranking opposition lawmaker Nobuteru Ishihara was arrested Thursday on suspicion of trespassing and admitted he was trying to spy on a woman taking a bath, police said.

Masahiro Kato, an assistant inspector in the Metropolitan Police Department, was observed standing near a bathroom window by a resident of a house in Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture, at around 11:10 p.m. Wednesday while a woman inside was bathing.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.