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Man arrested for cutting schoolgirl's skirt on train

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Police have arrested a 50-year-old man on suspicion of cutting a schoolgirl's skirt on a train at JR Minami-Urawa Station in Saitama Prefecture.

According to police, the suspect, identified as Gakuto Miyashita, a company employee, was waiting on the platform of the JR Musashino line at around 7:55 a.m. Thursday, TV Asahi reported. When the train stopped, Miyashita got on, slashed the 15-year-old girl's skirt with a cutter knife and then got off just before the train doors closed.

A policeman on patrol noticed Miyashita repeatedly doing this as trains came in and grabbed him.

Miyashita has denied the charge and requested only to speak to a lawyer, police said Friday.

There have been at least 20 similar incidents on trains in Saitama Prefecture since last November and police are questioning Miyashita about his involvement in those cases.

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Mother cutter.

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Good job J policeman!

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Scissors, knives, ice picks are are maybe to make up for inadequate manliness.

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What gives these wirdos these ideas??? Could it be the porn rampant online portraying this as normal behavior? Doesn't effect all, but it does effect some.

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Is he the one they have been looking for around Tokyo, I wonder? Many of the cuts go deeper than the skirt...

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Japan is always at the cutting edge of pervert innovation.

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old man getting tired of his life

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Sick and tired of these selfish idiots with their 'issues', grow up for christ's sake! Yet, why do we even comment here, this site should be translated into Japanese so the locals can read it.

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A policeman on patrol noticed Miyashita repeatedly doing this as trains came in and grabbed him.

How many times did he cut people's skirts before the policeman said enough is enough?

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@therougou it could be the policeman saw something odd but wasn't sure what happened then when he got a clear view of it a subsequent time it was enough to arrest as well as confirm what he was doing on the previous attempts.

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I remember some decades ago when I was teaching at a girls' jhs/hs in Japan, from time to time a pervert would surreptitiously cut a girl's skirt on one of the crowded trains. A senior-level female colleague at the time had needle and thread at her desk which she told me was to mend skirts that had been slashed. Oddly, school faculty didn't seem to take this too seriously, and wouldn't even bother to report these incidents to the police.

Maybe the fact that this particular incident made the news indicates that people take these sorts of crimes more seriously than they used to, and that these incidents are less common today than they were back then.

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Saitama needs to install a few mental facilities because there are way too many insane people up there

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What is with Saitama? From reading the articles here, it seems like every week there's another really bizarre story coming out of there. Do a lot of nuts just naturally gravitate there?

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Saitama needs to install a few mental facilities because there are way too many insane people up there

Way to stereotype a whole prefecture. Seems like living in a foreign country would have made more open-minded.

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Sounds like just another disgruntled oyaji who has failed miserably in life and doesn't realize that it's all his own fault so he must blame others for this and show his anger by attacking other, completely unrelated people.

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Saitama again.

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Saitama trying to up the chikan or sick crimes ante once again. What's amazing this time around is that we're not hearing the immediate, "I just wanted to see what happens" excuse, but a person flat out denying what a police officer literally saw the person doing.

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Saitama again.

Saitama is only No 7 of the prefectures with highest crime rates. The first three are Osaka, Fukuoka and Aichi.

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zichi, people are not talking about general crimes here. When Saitama flags up it seems to generate a lot of, erm, abnormal activity. Well, abnormal for the rest of the world.

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@nandakandamanda

zichi, people are not talking about general crimes here. When Saitama flags up it seems to generate a lot of, erm, abnormal activity. Well, abnormal for the rest of the world.

Osaka too has the highest crime rates for sex crimes and sex crimes involving children. There is a very high rate of recidivism, offenders who finish their jail time are now required to register their addresses with the cops.

Saitama ends up on JT but still isn't the prefecture with the highest rates of these crimes.

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When you think you've heard all the ways pervs can act out their fantasies...Japan astounds me with it creativity.

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A lot of what is reported depends on the producers and editors that determine what is published or broadcast. In almost all cases, media ratings are the key both in Japan and the USA. Ratings determine the amount of money that advertisers are willing to pay. Sadly, crime, disasters and special events such as sports that affect others and not the viewers or readers themselves get the most attention and the sales. When it comes to crime, very little statistics are given. The media plays upon the emotional reaction of the viewers and readers.

Here, it is an awakening for all. Not so much the crime, but to question WHY are these things happening.

Are these kinds of crime rare?

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@smithinjapanOCT. 04, 2014 - 04:07PM JST Saitama trying to up the chikan or sick crimes ante once again. What's amazing this time around is that we're not hearing the immediate, "I just wanted to see what happens" excuse, but a person flat out denying what a police officer literally saw the person doing.

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He did not say because He did not learn from you yet when he was caught.

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The trains are chock full o' nuts here.

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