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78-year-old nursery school manager arrested for spitting on teenage girl

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Police in Tokyo have arrested a 78-year-old man on suspicion of assault for spitting on a teenage girl in Kanai City, Tokyo.

The incident occurred at around 2:45 p.m. on Monday. A police officer on patrol witnessed Yutaka Koike, riding a bicycle, spit on the girl, Sankei Shimbun reported. Koike was arrested on the spot.

Koike was quoted by police as saying, “There was a group of teenagers spread out on the sidewalk and in my way. They wouldn't move.”

According to police reports, there have been serval complaints of elementary school children being spat on by a man in Kanai and Fuchu City since late September.

Police said Koike has hinted at committing similar offenses.

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> The law requires bicycles to be ridden on the road, not on the sidewalk

What law is that then?

-4 ( +9 / -13 )

Well said Smith.

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

Disgusting old fart. And this bully manages a nursery school?

14 ( +14 / -0 )

Another sexually frustrated Japanese man child. This is the result of generations of men raised by their mothers only. Pathetic.

-3 ( +4 / -7 )

I really don’t think it has anything to do with “men being raised by their mothers” because that’s not something only unique to Japan. I think it’s that, to me, a lot of parents in Japan do not seem very invested in their children and let them get away and turn a blind eye to anything they do. I was raised by my mother and I think I turned out relatively ok.

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According to police reports, there have been serval complaints of elementary school children being spat on by a man in Kanai and Fuchu City since late September.

Calling all cars! Calling all cars! Be on the lookout for a serial spitter!

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Conflicts between teenage pedestrians and crotchety old men on bicycles will never end as long as they must share the same narrow sidewalk space. All road users, pedestrians, people on bikes, drivers (priority given in that order) - should be separated safely with enough space allotted for all.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

I have it when I encounter the situation he supposedly got angry about but the most I've ever done was gesture with my hands telling them to provide a clear path. Spitting? He's lucky to be in a place where he could get away with that because good amount of teenagers in some places would have dropped him like a bad habit. Retire already! Put this old coot out to pasture.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

"there have been several complaints of elementary school children being spat on by a man"

"Koike has hinted at committing similar offenses"

Dear Monk, could you help an old dusty nursery school manager?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

I'm not sure if 理事長 translates as manager, but in any case, it is worrying that a guy with obvious mental issue is given such a high position. Yeah, obnoxious teenagers blocking the street are a nuisance, myself I scolded some, but serial spitter??

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Normal behavior would be to invite for an ice cream or coffee or so, isn’t it? (I know, that is probably forbidden too in our new sick world) lol

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Disgusting. Clearly an angry individual.

This is the result of generations of men raised by their mothers only. Pathetic.

Not sure where you got that from. Single parents are very capable of raising kids who grow up into well-adjusted decent men and women.

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@ P.Smith

You had better tell the J-cops about the law then because they don’t enforce it.

You are welcome to test your ‘credibility though.

And if you were brave enough, as a foreigner to

tell a Japanese to dismount or impede the progress of, then you would find yourself in a koban for an hour or two.

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@P.Smith

Please Note: cyclists are not permitted to ride on pedestrian sidewalks unless they are under 13 years of age, over 70, or disabled

Police in Tokyo have arrested a 78-year-old man on suspicion....

The man is entitled to ride on the sidewalk due to his age.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

You kids get off my lawn!!!!! er.......SIDEWALK!!!!!

2 ( +2 / -0 )

A real scumbag. Made worse that he doesn't have the guts to ride on the road. Get off the pavement old fool.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Actually, covid19 times, I definitely wouldn’t spit.

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GoodlucktoyouNov. 6  04:44 pm JST

Actually, covid19 times, I definitely wouldn’t spit.

Interesting. Would you spit in non-Covid19 times? It seems pretty gross and uncalled for no matter what else is going on.

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@ P.Smith

You can ride a bicycle on sidewalks in case you judge some situation "緊急避難(emergency evacuation)".

And you can arbitrarily judge what situation is emergency evacuation.

So you can always ride a bicycle on sidewalks if you always judge emergency evacuation, off course only giving a priority to pedestrians.

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