Chikan: Groping on Japanese trains

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    Japanese police and railway companies have teamed up and launched a week-long “Let’s prevent groping” campaign. Here’s a subtitled news clip from FTV that introduces the campaign and shows us some video of undercover police officers arresting gropers on the Saikyo Line:

    At the end of the report, they mention a Tokyo Shimbun employee who was arrested for groping on the first day of the campaign. You can read more about him in this Yomiuri article. You can also find an English language write-up about the problem of chikan websites here. [via JapanSoc]

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