One molested workforce, one education empire... one Nazi pervert leader
The dirty old man arrested for routinely feeling up the female staff working for the massive education group he headed also had the equally repulsive habit of being an avid Hitler worshipper, according to Shukan Gendai (12/6).
Yasuhisa Tsuzuki, the 71-year-old head of Tsuzuki Gakuen group that ran 40 educational institutions across Japan from elementary schools to universities, was arrested last month for molesting one of his female employees.
"When Tsuzuki saw a beautiful woman he'd soon feel her up. If he took a liking to a woman, it didn't matter if she was a teacher or in admin, he'd call her before him and demand a kiss or bury his face in her bust," an employee of the education group tells Shukan Gendai.
The case for which Tsuzuki was arrested for indecent assault involved him allegedly dragging a 23-year-old teacher into an elevator and violently squeezing her breasts.
"Inside the elevator, the woman resisted fiercely, screaming out so loud it echoed. When the education group conducted an inquiry into the head's behavior, several women complained that he had groped them when they served him a cup of tea. He used to fondle their breasts while they had both hands full with the tea tray and couldn't resist his ministrations," a police insider tells the men's weekly. "By September, there were so many women frustrated by his roaming hands, they submitted a written protest that stated they refused to serve him tea ever again."
And if the allegations of rampant sexual assault weren't enough, those close to the old man -- whose early education came courtesy of Japan's wartime military controllers -- say there's an even more sinister side to his character.
"Every year, the Tsuzuki Gakuen group would conduct a campaign to enroll more students, which it called the 'Caravan.' Tsuzuki referred to himself as the 'Commander-in-Chief' and issued an order to all female staff to wear white blouses. Whenever any of the women put a jacket or something over the top of their blouse, he'd scream furiously at them to take it off. If there was a teacher with a nice body, he'd go over to them and comment on what a nice set of boobs they had, or ask them to undo a couple of buttons on the blouse to give him a look inside," a former employee of the group tells Shukan Gendai, noting that teams formed in the "Caravan" were also given the same names as famous regiments in the wartime Imperial Japanese Army. "But Tsuzuki worshipped Hitler. He gave his employees pamphlets where he signed himself off as 'Your Hitler.' He even grew a Hitler moustache for a while. When you went up to greet him, it was expected that you would raise your right arm above your head and say 'Heil Hitler!'" (By Ryann Connell)
（Mainichi Japan） December 10, 2007
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