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20-year-old man arrested for assault at Coming-of-Age ceremony in Yokohama

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Police in Yokohama have arrested a 20-year-old man on suspicion of assaulting a security guard at a Coming-of-Age ceremony on Monday.

According to police, Rima Aramaki, a part-time worker from Kawasaki City, grabbed a 20-year-old security guard by the chest and shoved him to the ground outside Yokohama Arena at around 3:50 p.m., Kyodo News reported. Aramaki had met up with about 10 friends after attending a ceremony in his hometown of Kawasaki.

Police said Aramaki was drinking alcohol with his friends when he received a warning for dropping and breaking a Japanese sake bottle on the pedestrian deck of Yokohama Arena.

The security guard was not injured, police said.

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Headlines like this make me grateful to be a resident in Japan. No way this would make news in my country and it's by no means considered dangerous.

7 ( +23 / -16 )

There's sadly often a few bad apples at these things. Makes me wonder why dropkicks and wannabe-rebels such as Rima Aramaki even think it's "cool" to attend a Coming of Age ceremony.

13 ( +15 / -2 )

Wow... they named him! Rather unusual as not all participants of the ceremony have actually hit 20 yet!

Sarcasm alert here: Parents are probably right proud of their son!

2 ( +8 / -6 )

Off to a fine start, this one is.

10 ( +10 / -0 )

@Yubaru

It’s not at all unusual that they named the suspect. You are now legally adult at the age of 18.

6 ( +8 / -2 )

Now he'll get to experience the legal system as an adult. Congratulations. Disneyland it isn't.

0 ( +4 / -4 )

The level of shaming need media does to people is beyond me. Now national news is a non injured security guard pushed by a kid who was drunk. What are we becoming.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

Young, probably not that used to alcohol, may have a low tolerance and ends up behaving like an idiot; youngsters do as I am sure most people posting on this site did when young. He needs a slap on the wrist not a criminal record.

1 ( +4 / -3 )

Nice going, now you can go to the Big House, with the Big Boi’s, enjoy

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Wow... they named him! Rather unusual as not all participants of the ceremony have actually hit 20 yet!

He's 20. And the coming of age day is 18 now.

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

Rima Aramaki was testing his responsibility age limit! I guess he found out it applies to him.

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@Concerned Citizen

Headlines like this make me grateful to be a resident in Japan.

I agree 100%. Having spent the holidays in a much more frightening and lawless part of the world, where both drug addicts or police present a viable threat to innocent bystanders, I tip my hat to to police in Japan and even the little punk Rima Aramaki!

2 ( +5 / -3 )

It’s not at all unusual that they named the suspect. You are now legally adult at the age of 18.

Evidently you dont follow the news here that often so I will give you the benefit of the doubt. Just because the age is 18 now, they still do not "name" suspects in cases like this.

Particularly at the "Coming of Age" ceremonies

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Another juvenile clown...

Send him to jail..

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

Headlines like this make me grateful to be a resident in Japan. No way this would make news in my country and it's by no means considered dangerous.

Of course, it's a privilege to live In a first world country of 125 Million People, where news like this get national headlines..

One of the reasons I love Japan so much..

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

These security guards are so aggresive towards young people , I bet the young lad was just sticking up for himself .

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

These coming of age days seem to be more and more being hijacked by ne’er-do-wells (“When do they do well?” “Ne’er!”), of course always young men that have been treated like kings through childhood, or mistreated in rough homes.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Sometimes the old fashioned remedies are the best. A good thrashing would soon modify his behaviour.

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

articles like this are safe to publish, no need to fear pushback or retaliation from real criminals and politicians !

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