A JR West Japan transport employee was arrested Monday under prefectural nuisance prevention laws after he was accused of being vulgar to a woman on a train. Yoji Funata, 50, of Okayama Prefecture, is accused of standing behind a woman passenger and blowing into her ear Monday morning on an express train running between Kakogawa and Nishi-Akashi on the JR Sanyo Line.
According to police, the woman's husband was sitting across from her and noticed the act. He grabbed Funata and took him off the train at Nishi-Akashi station and notified police. Funata, who was on his way to work when the incident occurred, denies the charges.© News reports