Man arrested for forcibly kissing woman


Police have arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of forcibly kissing a 40-year-old woman as she walked along a sidewalk in Tokyo's Ota Ward in June.

According to police, Kohei Funai, a company employee, sneaked up on the woman from behind, grabbed her face with both of his hands and kissed her, Fuji TV reported.

Police said they identified Funai from street surveillance camera footage that showed the registration number of his motorbike he used before and after the incident.

According to police, Funai has admitted to the charge, saying, “I had a sexual desire to just kiss her.”

Police said there have been about 10 similar cases over the past three years in Ota and Shinagawa wards and are questioning Funai about his involvement in those incidents.

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Japanese "kissing bandit?"

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Wants to be Prime Minister. #nevertrump

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Matthew Simon, you beat me to it. I was going to say, did the person have an orange rat on his head at the time, and small hands?

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When I read the title, I thought this article was about Trump visiting Japan.

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Creepy, yes! Assault, yes! National news, I'm not sure.

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Expect this guy to be running for US President in about 30 years.

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Did he at least use Tic Tacs?

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Getaway car a...motorbike. Says it all.

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Get Billy Bush in that interrogation room, he have the guy confessing (even bragging) to everything in no time.

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This is Japan, a place with plenty creepy, shy, sad, ugly japanese men and smart, languages loving, open-minded, gorgeous women.

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How someone can kiss an unknown person? Scum

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But he had an alibi: he was participating in a debate in Las Vegas at the time.

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According to police, Funai has admitted to the charge, saying, “I had a sexual desire to just kiss her.”

This Funai guy must be famous.

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"According to police, Funai has admitted to the charge, saying, “I had a sexual desire to just kiss her.”

Haha, who says/thinks/does such things! Would love to believe something's lost in translation here but its probably what he said/meant.

@rana, many ppl, as long as both parties are ok with it.

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Actually, his exact words were, "You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. I just kiss. I don’t even wait."

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Funai has admitted to the charge, saying, “I had a sexual desire to just kiss her.”

Oh ok that explains it...

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He's copying Trump, only he's not rich enough to get away with it.

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Japanese men cannot kiss. No wonder she was angry.

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Trump's influence grows ever stronger...

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Rather farcical. :‑)

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National news, I'm not sure.

Happened 10 other times so we had serial kisser on our hands meaning the streets haven't been safe for the past 3 years.

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He must have missed the sound of music, or cant forget a fantasy like Jane Eyre

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And I thought Japanese weren't kissers?

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A pervy hormone

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He should hook up w/ that gut who stiffed the hostess club for a wad of cash a few months back. They'll have a blast together.

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Trump must have really given up to take a trip out here in the last few weeks of the election.

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“I had a sexual desire to just kiss her.” ???? so maybe he has no girlfriend to kiss??? I thought in Japan every one has girlfriend and has sex as much as they want! I also heard Japanese men has less sex desires, so I wonder to hear such news!

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I spent too much time trading cards...I lost touch with the world reading manga and watching anime...I spent too much time looking at useless things on my iPhone...I got caught up with action figures and sexy 'nature' got the better of me and I had a sexual desire to just kiss her.

Brush your teeth, clean yourself up, go out into the real world and talk to a real person. Oh, and make sure you have lots of'll need it.

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