It would be embarrassing enough for a man to be caught shopping for female underwear, but to be an air force major and naked to boot is almost too much to bare (forgive the pun).
A spokesperson at the Matsushima Air Base in Miyagi, Northern Japan told the press that the Japanese Air Force Major who was caught naked while shopping for women’s underwear has been suspended from his duties for 10 days.
Apparently, the Major while on his way home from a late night farewell party for a colleague stripped off his clothes behind a convenience store before going in and buying panties and panty-hose.
The Major did not appear to be intoxicated and “he had just his wallet and his shoes on him. He thought it would be funny if he went into the store stark naked, that it would surprise people.” said the spokesperson.
Well, he certainly succeeded in that department. When he entered the store, the clerk was alone and he called the police shortly after the major left the store. Papers were filed against him on suspicion of indecent exposure.
This follows a series of scandals for Japan’s military. The Air Force’s top General was sacked last week for saying that Japan was not an aggressor in World War II, angering China and South Korea who remember all too well the pain over Tokyo’s past military aggression.