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Man arrested for assaulting woman on Tokyo street

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A 39-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a woman after he sexually molested her on a street in Machida, Tokyo, earlier this month.

According to police, at around midnight on May 5, Kazuhiko Hayashi, a temp worker, came up behind the woman, who is in her 30s, as she walked home, and hugged her, Fuji TV reported. The woman told police the man started to grope her breasts and when she resisted, he repeatedly hit her in the face and fled.

The woman suffered bruises to her face.

Footage taken from a street surveillance camera outside a nearby convenience store showed Hayashi following the woman.

Police said Hayashi has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying, “When she resisted, I hit her face several times with my fists.” 

Two similar incidents occurred in April in the same area and police are questioning Hayashi about his involvement in those cases.

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One worse than a sleaze bag - a scum bag.

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People need to stop being so complacent in public. Nowhere is safe anymore.

5 ( +9 / -4 )

500 cane whacks. Spread over 5 days. Split morning noon and night.

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@puregaijin - 500 cane whacks. Spread over 5 days. Split morning noon and night.

On his willy!

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Well, the weather is getting warmer so more loonies are out on the street now. How to stop these kind of loonies is the next question.

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This is a direct consequence of watching too much japanese porn

This guy obviously thought that she would suddenly get turned on ...

Get off the internet and into a real relationship

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If want sex, go to soapland, if you want to abuse women, go to prison. 5years min.

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Hayashi has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying, “When she resisted, I hit her face several times with my fists.” 

Real piece of work this one is

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Too late to ask her out for some coffee, perhaps they could’ve just exchanged phone numbers. Can’t understand why Japanese guys can’t approach women in a reasonable manner...... it’s not that hard people.

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Urban women should take a personal self-defense course, and carry a personal security alarm and pepper spray.

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Urban women should take a personal self-defense course, and carry a personal security alarm and pepper spray.

Alarms do nothing, pepper spray is illegal in many countries, self defence courses can't help if the person is armed or more than one of them. What we should be doing is teaching boys and men that that they can't treat women like objects for their pleasure and gratification.

I had self defence training through my work. I was also once issued with a screech alarm. Yet I was assaulted at work several times by men (it was always men) who thought they had the right to do so.

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Police said Hayashi has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying, “When she resisted, I hit her face several times with my fists.” 

You mean you punched her in the face you filthy piece of scum. Seriously, what kind of lowlife punches a woman because she won't let him act out his perverted fantasies on her? Hope he gets locked away and not have his boss present the police with a brown envelope... or just apologise and walk. This is both sexual assault and GBH.

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Sometimes I just have to wonder how Japanese women actually manage to get by in society always having to deal with this kind of garbage all the damn time, I can't help but tip my hat off to them for managing what can only be .. literally beyond stressful lives.

Then again, I'm suddenly reminded of the announcements on the Osaka subway that go "Chikan is a crime"......... it's very, very, very sad that it has to get to that point.

The solution starts at home and at school, in that "other people are not there to suit your sick and deluded fantasies", keep your hands to yourself.

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