It seems Taku Uemura, a 21-year old Maritime Self Defense Force member has a singular characteristic, his unforgettable body odor.


Uemura, apparently, unaware of his distinctive “boxing-glove” musk took it upon himself to strike up a conversation with a woman he had groped last June.

Although, the woman had not seen his face clearly due to a clever “baseball-cap-in-the-face” disguise, Uemura could not hide his body smell.

The women’s testimony of the event and her description of Uemura’s unique odor proved to presiding Judge Astsushi Miwa that Uemura was the perpetrator.

“It was a pretty strong and extremely distinctive odor,” the judge said.

He was sentenced to two-years imprisonment.