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Man arrested for attempting to sexually assault woman walking home

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Police in Tokyo have arrested a 47-year-old man on suspicion of attempting to sexually assault a woman in her 20s as she walked home.

According to police, the incident occurred in Shinagawa Ward at around 3 a.m. Saturday, Fuji TV reported. Police said Yoshihiro Sunahara, a company employee, approached the woman from behind on a sidewalk, put one arm around her neck and covered her mouth with his hand. He then tried to grope her with his other hand.

The woman resisted and yelled out for help. A man who was nearby heard her screams and was able to subdue Sunahara before he could get away.

Police said Sunahara was drunk when he was taken into custody. They said he has denied the charge and quoted him as saying he doesn’t remember anything.

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Wow! This is becoming quite a thing. I read an article like this nearly every day.

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Getworse e

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Getting worse everyday. Random theft and assaults, now sexual threats to women

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Getting worse everyday.

A claim often repeated, yet never supported with actual data.

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well , This does not happen in only japan.

This does happen all over the world these days.

i put the blame on social media and dating sites.

You agree with me or not!

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@Do the hustle, a population of 126 million people and this is the only site that report daily news in English. So what you expect? Crimes are gonna happen.

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@hiro

see tok reporter and the list is 10 times longer, and more active everyday.

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@andy

well , This does not happen in only japan.

This does happen all over the world these days.

i put the blame on social media and dating sites.

You agree with me or not!

Do you really believe sexual assault is a new concept? Sexual assault is one of the oldest crimes in history. This occurs on a daily basis in almost all countries around the world. Just because you don't hear about it does not mean it does not happen.

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Lucky she can get help at 3am. Never happen in western countries. 20s woman walking alone at night...

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Strangerland Today 07:05 am JST

Getting worse everyday.

A claim often repeated, yet never supported with actual data.

You are right. It's always been this bad - women are just reporting it more because thanks to #wetoo, Shiori Ito, and others who have spoken out, it's becoming less taboo to talk about - so it's being reported more.

When the report rate is only 4%, and people begin to report more, obviously we are going to see a large increase in the years to come.

I read that due to the widening of the definition of rape to include other kinds of penetration as well as expansion of the law to include male victims, the sexual assault rate rose by 27%. https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20180719/p2a/00m/0na/015000c

In other words, Japan is not as safe in this regard as we have been led to believe. It's always been bad - women just didn't talk about it.

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ah, the “drunk with amnesia” excuse.........

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Why is he walking home?

Moderator: He was probably following the woman.

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Egads. 3am. Some guys just need to take a cold shower and go to bed. Hope she’s not scarred for life.

I was in the parking lot of a Tsutaya once where the guy in the car next to me was watching porn and, well, you know. I’ll never forget his intense beady eyes peering over at me.

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Drunk and Hrny. that's all.

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A man who was nearby heard her screams and was able to subdue Sunahara before he could get away.

Whoever you are, you deserve a medal and a good pat on the back!

Police said Sunahara was drunk when he was taken into custody. They said he has denied the charge and quoted him as saying he doesn’t remember anything.

Will using this overused "I was drunk and couldn't remember" card fly though? He seems sober enough to plan and carry out the attack. Arrest him.

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They said he has denied the charge and quoted him as saying he doesn’t remember anything.

Is the updated version of "I was drunk and don't remember"?

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One major trial halted due to side effect/ adverse reaction...

I put the blame on the men that do these crimes. They are brought up with a massive sense of entitlement.

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At least he didn't get away with it.

Must carry pepper spray.

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This could only mean this person has done this before and got away with it. This time he was busted.

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Do the hustleSep. 27  06:41 am JST

Wow! This is becoming quite a thing. I read an article like this nearly every day.

If he gets put in jail hopefully some other creeps like him will get the picture. And this 'drunk and can't remember' excuse is getting old, FAST.

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