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Man arrested after allegedly groping woman walking home

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Police in Tokyo have arrested a 31-year-old man on on suspicion of sexual assault after he allegedly groped a woman as she walked home last month.

According to police, Heisuke Uchiyama, a company executive from Suginami Ward, is accused of hugging the woman from behind on a pedestrian bridge near Hachimanyama Station along the Keio Line in Setagaya Ward at about 10 p.m. on May 25, Kyodo News reported. The woman, a part-time worker in her 50s, was heading home at the time.

Police said she told them that Uchiyama covered her mouth with one hand and groped her body with his other hand. She was not injured, police said.

Several similar incidents have been reported in the same area since the end of 2021. Uchiyama has alluded to his involvement in those incidents, police said.

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Thought he might have been drunk, but after reading he'd been involved in other incidents, glad this serial groper has been nabbed.

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a 31-year-old man gorping a woman in her 50s...

guess he likes older women...

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What's up with all the gropers in Japan ?

It's sick !

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what kind of diagnose is that?

we read same stories here every single day.

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She was not injured, police said.

Objection. She was injured - this incident has no doubt left her emotionally and mentally traumatized.

What's up with all the gropers in Japan ?

A sexually repressed country that's also housing stressed out, overworked citizens. No time for downtime or sexy times, the latter of which many Japanese men and women are almost repelled by so they end up with unfortunate incidents like this.

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Poor impulse control. His mother didn't spank him?

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What a disgusting slob of a loser.

If he likes older women there's tons of cougars out there in the big wide Japanese world.

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I don’t condone this, but is really worthy of a news article?

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If he likes older women there's tons of cougars out there in the big wide Japanese world.

LOL! Ain't that the truth!

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Groper, no groping!

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So is grouping, rape? I understand being sexually abused, but everybody seems to say Japan is full of these crimes. Where I have lived before people are shoot in the face for the color of their dirt, or bottled in the face for their football team. Mass murders in USA to NZ. Acid attacks in India.

i hope it wasn’t rape and that he will learn about life while imprisonment.

japan is still a safety paradise.

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Japan is still a safety paradise

For how much longer ?

-5 ( +6 / -11 )

Ladies, let’s get that pepper spray and low kick/elbows ready.

Time to strike back!

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Aly RustomToday  07:42 am JST

a 31-year-old man gorping a woman in her 50s...guess he likes older women..

No, like all men who commit sexual assault, he hates all women and prays on the ones he sees as weak.

I’m close to 50 now. Guy who tries groping me, when no one is around, will learn something.

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RodneyToday  10:49 am JST

So is grouping, rape? I understand being sexually abused, but everybody seems to say Japan is full of these crimes. Where I have lived before people are shoot in the face for the color of their dirt, or bottled in the face for their football team. Mass murders in USA to NZ. Acid attacks in India.

i hope it wasn’t rape and that he will learn about life while imprisonment.

japan is still a safety paradise.

For men.

Not women.

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Tip of the iceberg. Every Japanese woman I have ever known (and have asked) has been groped multiple times over their life, especially on public transport. It is the greatest hidden shame of Japan that world knows nothing about.

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One down.

One million to go.

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Maybe, he was lonely and needed a hug. lol! Seriously, it’s just wrong. People should respect other people.

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Perhaps that 50-year old lady looks young !

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This is NOT a joke. It really happened.

At a supermarket yesterday, there was a lady with this in bold letters emblazoned on her T-shirt:

G-R-O-P-E

Of course, I didn't. But I wonder if she knew what it meant!

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RodneyJune 25  10:49 am JST

So is grouping, rape? I understand being sexually abused, but everybody seems to say Japan is full of these crimes. Where I have lived before people are shoot in the face for the color of their dirt, or bottled in the face for their football team. Mass murders in USA to NZ. Acid attacks in India.

i hope it wasn’t rape and that he will learn about life while imprisonment.

japan is still a safety paradise.

Allow me to fact-check some of this;

It was groping, not rape. Japan is, without doubt, the groping capital of the world (unless young know of another place where it is so common that the majority of women have experienced it).

Not sure where you live but it sounds extreme and probably not a developed nation (unless worst parts of US).

Let me remind you that Japan was the first modern nation to experience mass murder (underground gas attacks)

Japan is a 'safety' paradise for petty crime, I agree, but for sexually motivated crimes it is one of the worst in the developed world.

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