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Man arrested for assaulting woman as she walks home in Ehime Prefecture

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Police in Tobe, Ehime Prefecture, on Saturday arrested a 49-year-old unemployed man on suspicion off assaulting a 19-year-old woman as she walked home on Friday.

The incident occurred at around 7:50 p.m. on Friday, local media reported. Police said the woman told them she was walking along a street when a man came up behind her, put his hand over her mouth and groped her. She was able to pull his hand away and the man fled. Police said the woman was not injured.

Police said the suspect was arrested after being detained early Saturday morning on a street near where the woman was attacked. Police said he has admitted to the allegation.

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And here we think Japan is a safe country.

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Seesaw7Today  10:08 am JST

And here we think Japan is a safe country.

That this happens in Japan is not the surprise as it can happen anywhere. The issue with Japan is the unrecognised scale of sexual assault.

There are some unique characteristics that make it a largely hidden and downplayed crime.

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Japan is considered a "safe country" because of low crime rates but it does not mean there is zero crime. "Safe" is relative to other countries.

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crime is a social construct therefore society says what is and what is not a crime, and society is allowed to change its mind.

49-year-old man...19-year-old woman

society can change a lot in thirty years!!

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> wallaceToday  11:09 am JST

Japan is considered a "safe country" because of low crime rates but it does not mean there is zero crime. "Safe" is relative to other countries.

Yes, all Western nations except the US are recognised as safe and some developing nations are too.

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