gropers

Man arrested for pretending to be blind so he could grope woman’s chest in Tokyo

M.O. shows groper was actually looking to get both an eyeful and a handful.

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Kamen Rider, one of Japan’s greatest heroes, arrested for groping woman’s breasts in Tokyo suburb

Actor’s arrest parallels his character’s story arc, and also has elements from Cinderella.

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Man spotted on train near Tokyo Disneyland with sticker saying he gropes women every day

Warning label for other passengers seems to have been secretly slapped on.

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Social media users boast of plans to grope schoolgirls on day of Japan’s most important test

While Japanese teens are on the train headed to the once-a-year Center Test, some predators see a rare opportunity.

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Majority of Japanese men in their 20s say they want men-only train cars in survey

Older gentlemen show much greater willingness to share space with female fellow passengers.

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Brazilian man acquitted of sexual assault after kissing Japanese woman on Nagoya train

Inability of foreign resident to perceive rejection cited as key factor in ruling.

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Majority of Japanese women in poll support idea of men-only train cars

Concept receives stronger support from female commuters in the Tokyo area than males, with those in favor giving two primary reasons.

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Anime-style art encourages young women to report Japanese train gropers in new posters

Posters encourage women to “be high-rank girls by immediately reporting gropers.”

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Japanese schoolgirl seeking crowdfunding, art submissions to produce anti-train groper pins

Japan’s public transportation network gets high marks for its punctuality and cleanliness. Not every ride on the rails is a pleasant one, though, because some lowlifes called chikan use the crowded conditions on commuter trains as cover to grope unsuspecting women.

Now, one high schooler and her mother have had enough, so they’ve started a crowdfunding campaign to design and distribute what ae essentially “Don’t touch!” signs for women to wear while taking the train.

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