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Man arrested for kicking woman using smartphone while walking

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Old man: "This is Sparta...!!!!!!!" Then he kicks her...

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Seems to be a recent spate of this type of angry old man deliberately targeting people using smartphones.

surley there is something else for them to get obsessively annoyed about.

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"I told her it was dangerous to use a smartphone while walking, ..."

Says the self-identified Yakuza who resorts to violence whenever he doesn't get his own way. Pot, meet Kettle.

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So glad I live in (relatively) rural Japan. The cities seem to be brimming with these nutters.

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Shouldn't he be arrested for admitting to be a member of a crime syndicate? It's 'supposed to be' illegal. Also, not that anybody would know, riding a bicycle on the sidewalk is also illegal. Just another cowardly Japanese bully picking on someone who won't fight back.

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@Disillusioned

What Yakuzas are doing is illegal, but as far as I know, just being one is not.

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"I'm a yakuza," while showing his tattoo on the chest

Perfectly illustrating his infantile nature...

Well done to the woman for reporting it!!

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@Bintaro - What Yakuzas are doing is illegal, but as far as I know, just being one is not.

Being a member of a crime syndicate was made illegal in Japan 5 or 6 years ago.

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oh man pleeeeeease kick me

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If she would have stepped in front of the bike coz not paying attention and got injured then the blame would be on the bicycle rider,,, can see people walking and looking their mobil but not paying attention to others or traffic and in case of accident it's the drivers fault,,, wrong world

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Maybe he was going to say "I'm a yakuzaru."

Same level of intelligence, but different in terms of legality....

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@Disillusioned

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yakuza_exclusion_ordinances

Is this what your talking about ?

Unless I missed something, measures have been taken against yakuza activities, but just BEING one isn't technically illegal.

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Although I seriously understand this guy's frustration, kicking someone is bad form. If some smarphone zombie is coming my way, I usually elbow the hell out of them or throw my arm or shoulder out in front of me.

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Being a yakuza is not illegal. The yakuza groups themselves are not illegal either.

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So glad I live in (relatively) rural Japan. The cities seem to be brimming with these nutters

Exactly! We have space to move and don't live on top of each other. I would be annoyed every day too like some of the JT posters that vent their frustrations here every day.

I didn't realize Yakuza rode bicycles. I thought it was their thing to have tinted out white Benzes with ...1 as their plate number.

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2 points extremely important, was he riding on sidewalk or she was on the road.

If he was riding on the sidewalk, throw a book on him..

if she was blindly swerving on actual road... not sure about kicking but she definitely deserved a stern warning..

in any case, while this incident highlights 2 major issues in japan, cyclists not understanding that they ALWAYS should give the right or way to pedestrians and the phone zombies.

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Hehe.  I wonder if he was also a JT user - given the high levels of annoyance on here at walking and looking at keitai.

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Hehe. I wonder if he was also a JT user - given the high levels of annoyance on here at walking and looking at keitai.

Well, there are those who who act all gangster... anyway; guy's an idiot whether or not the habit of using a smartphone is annoying.

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Hurrah! It's great to see sane people rising up against the infestation of zombies! I was trying to disembark from a bus yesterday and the man going down the step in front of me was doing something on his phone, so I said in a loud voice (that I'm sure was heard by all the other passengers, Keitai asobi wo yamete kure! (Stop playing with your phone). He did. People memorize that line. You have a right and duty to complain.

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Soichi shows his tattoo and declares he's badass to yell at a lady...

Then we find out he is 55 and not 15...?

She may have been in the wrong even, but he's gone and made it all about him, and that turned out to be bad.

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Although I seriously understand this guy's frustration, kicking someone is bad form. If some smarphone zombie is coming my way, I usually elbow the hell out of them or throw my arm or shoulder out in front of me.

@Mocheake...do you really think that elbowing the hell out of them is any better than what this guy did?  SMH

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Either she was walking in the street or he was riding on the pavement.  so already one of them wrong.  agree folks not looking where they are going is annoying.  Equally people riding bicycles with little care for pedestrians is also commonplace.  The tattoo showing and kick are a bit odd though.  likely will just be mild reprimand though.

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Either she was walking in the street or he was riding on the pavement.

People keep saying that. They could have both been at a crosswalk.

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No no no guys. Maybe he said he's a "yakuzaishi". And showed the girl a tattoo of "Matsumoto Kiyoshi" out of company pride. :-)

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According to the police, Nagai was riding a bicycle on the street Thursday in Machida city, when he and the woman almost ran into each other. Nagai criticized her for using the smartphone

So an accident occurred probably because the girl was looking at her phone instead of focusing on where she going - A lot of people get angry over this, happens all over the world.

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What Yakuzas are doing is illegal, but as far as I know, just being one is not.

Especially since many high-ranking Yakuzas have "retired" and gone on to hold high posts in the government

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Maybe he said he's a "yakuzaishi". And showed the girl a tattoo of "Matsumoto Kiyoshi" out of company pride. :-)

Can you explain that for the non-weebtastic audience? Not everyone spends all day memorizing Hatsune Miku lyrics ya know...

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Apparently you can no longer listen to music whilst riding a bicycle... yet you can text whilst walking around ignoring everyone and everything around you ?

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