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Man arrested for groping woman walking home in Tokyo

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Police in Tokyo’s Taito Ward have arrested a 37-year-old man on suspicion of sexually molesting a a woman in her 30s as she walked home in June.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 10 p.m. on June 5. Kyodo News reported that the woman was walking along a sidewalk when the suspect, Yuji Nakashima, a temp worker, came up behind her and groped her. There was no one else around at the time, the woman told police.

Police said Nakashima was identified after an analysis of street surveillance camera footage which showed him loitering in the area for several hours before the incident. Nakashima is also being questioned about several similar incidents in Adachi Ward where he lives.

Police said Nakashima has admitted to the allegation and quoted him as saying he has been in a bad mood recently because his work hasn’t been going well.

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Police said Nakashima has admitted to the allegation and quoted him as saying he has been in a bad mood recently because his work hasn’t been going well.

Do they actually stop and hear themselves when they confess drivel like this? Like, "oh I was cranky from work so I decided to go sexually assault someone". Unbelievable. Toss this waste of space in jail and leave him there to rot.

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Just another dimented sexual predator with a lame excuse. Give him a couple of years in the slammer to reconsider his life choices.

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Official statement to police:

But officer I was drunk and lonely!

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Taito, isn’t that Ueno ?

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Slow newsday? Do they really want to report every single groping incident in the metropolis?

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he has been in a bad mood recently because his work hasn’t been going well

someone give me a tissue...........

to get this thing out of my nose.

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Again, I say, if every single person who had "a bad day" and was in "a bad mood" went around groping/harming/murdering people, we would live in a society of criminals. Always amazes me how these disgusting losers think such "excuses" are valid. Another one to throw the book at.

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yet again, no sex offenders register

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Legislation allowing chemical castration exists in France, the United Kingdom, so why not Japan?

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Walking in a street alone at 10 pm its never a good choice, that maniac must be held in prison for many years.

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Ah the standard Japanese answer: "Was stressed".

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"Man arrested for groping woman walking home in Tokyo"

In America, when things are going badly we just go out and shoot someone...

WilliBAug. 20 02:13 pm JST

Slow newsday? Do they really want to report every single groping incident in the metropolis?

Willi, read how many comments and the quality of the comments these 'titillating' stories receive and you'll see that this is 'entertainment' and 'stimulation' for many and, also, the weirdest part, opportunity for those who are in Japan but seem, somehow, to view the local culture with complete disdain verging on disgust in their views of Japanese society as though completely blind to their own crime ridden societies where these sorts of stories, here, are like nursery rhymes relative to the outrages occurring daily in their own polities, to take the opportunity to 'look down' upon others. C.S. Lewis, however questionable some of his views, said, ""A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you." which seems, somehow, apropos here with the understanding that 'pride' is the worst sort of self-blindness. And for many of the voices aroused here by these trivial stories of Human impulse gone wrong, the paraphrased echoes of "Methinks thou protest TOO much!" cannot be ignored. JT seems to have taken to heart the phrase "If it bleeds, it leads" to mean "If it's deviant, it's relevant" for its readership. Whatever sells, I guess.

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if every single person who had "a bad day" and was in "a bad mood" went around groping/harming/murdering people, we would live in a society of criminals.

Or in America.

Tom Tit

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glad at least they arrested one. There are too many SA in Japan whether reported or not.

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