Kagawa University revealed Saturday that a 45-year-old associate professor punched a woman multiple times on a train in February, injuring her. As well as teaching English at Kagawa University since April 2010, the man is also a high ranking practitioner of Shorinji Kenpo, the modern martial art based on Shaolin kung fu.
According to police, he was on board a high-speed JR train from Takamatsu to Okayama on Feb 1 at around 5 p.m. when he came into contact with the 40-year-old woman. A quarrel began, which resulted in the man punching the woman's face and chest.
University officials said the associate professor told them, "The woman stood on my foot and didn't apologize, so I flew into a rage. I have apologized."
The man is currently suspended from work and the university reportedly plans to administer further punishment. It believed that he has already reached an out-of-court settlement with the woman.© Compiled from news reports