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Man roughed up, robbed by gang of youths in Osaka

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A 51-year-old man riding his bicycle home was assaulted and robbed by a gang of youths in Osaka early Sunday morning.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 2:40 a.m. in Nishi Ward. Police said the man told them he was riding home from a bar when he was accosted by a gang of five or six youths who stopped him, Sankei Shimbun reported. They asked him if he had any money, then roughed him up and stole a bag from the bicycle basket. The man said there was about 10,000 yen in the bag.

Police said the man suffered minor injuries to his face and head.

The victim was on his way home from a bar which had resumed late-night trading after the state of emergency declared due to the coronavirus was lifted for Osaka on May 23. Prior to the declaration, bars had been asked to close at 8 p.m.

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this is rare, I hope the authorities arrest these kids.

9 ( +13 / -4 )

this is rare, I hope the authorities arrest these kids.

It will become far more common.

15 ( +15 / -0 )

Little punks, I’ve seen these so called “gangs”. They look like if the wind changed suddenly they’d be knocked over. He shouldn’t chucked his bike at one of them

5 ( +7 / -2 )

100000 yen not in the bank yet?

Robbing is the easy way...

-11 ( +3 / -14 )

100000 yen not in the bank yet?

It was 10,000yen.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

Where are the parents of these youths? 2:40 am? Way too late. I know some might say either asleep or don't care, but there's got to be some parental responsibility.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

This kids need to be scolded.

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

Hopefully the victim is going to make a complete recovery. The youths should suffer severe consequences.

It is an EXTREME SHOCK that something like this could ever occur in Japan. It is understood that Japan along with other countries in East Asia (e.g. Mainland China, Taiwan, etc) is a safe country and the kind of place where one can walk around regardless of size, gender, etc at any time of the day (or night) and not have a single concern regarding becoming a victim of street crime, leave doors unlocked, lose one's wallet and have it returned, etc.

-6 ( +2 / -8 )

Abenomics has led to 1 in 6 kids not getting enough food in Osaka. To be continued...

2 ( +3 / -1 )

A clockwork orange assault. It may happen anywhere, I guess.

Find them and arrest them. 100% chance they are from the vicinity and will do it again.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

It may happen anywhere, I guess.

It could, but perhaps more likely in Osaka.

I've never liked the attitude of Osakans.

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

I've never liked the attitude of Osakans.

Really? I've always found them the more fun, less uptight members of Japanese society myself.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

2:40 am? Obviously their parents are taking a longterm break from parenting. Too bad the parents can't be hauled in and interrogated in situations like this, at least to figure out what's going on at home. Or can they? At the same time, some kids are just bad apples.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

I’ve lived in Kyoto, Osaka and Shiga. Kyoto people are snobs. Shiga people are countryside, but Osaka people are fun, friendly, funny and a little rough around the edges.

compared to ego centric Tokyoites, I would rather eat Kushi in Nishinari anytime.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

It was 10,000yen.

They mean to say (probably as a joke) that the kids are out robbin' peeps because the stimulus of 100,000 hasn't arrived yet.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

I'm sure the kids have faith in knowing they would never be prosecuted even if caught, according to Japanese law -- at least not as adults.

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knowing they would never be prosecuted even if caught, according to Japanese law 

Wrong (again).

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Really? I've always found them the more fun, less uptight members of Japanese society myself.

That's the stereotype that they have spread, that they're all comedians, but IME they have this odd split between being irreverent and rude.

There's a great article online from the '80s or '90s that goes into how Osakans used be seen as vindictive and snobbish because they felt that Kansai used to be the real capitol of Japan and should still be (like some sort of weird, wannabe Kyotoites), not Tokyo.

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That's the stereotype that they have spread, that they're all comedians, but IME they have this odd split between being irreverent and rude.*

I agree, i'm living in Osaka. I've lived in Tokyo and Fukuoka, and in my experience, I've encountered significantly more rude people in Osaka.... generally more full of themselves too..

While Tokyo People are from all over, and have a standard way of behavior there, people were more respectful and polite to me when i lived there. Same goes with Fukuoka. (I look Japanese; they don't give me the immediate kind foreigner treatment on visual).

0 ( +0 / -0 )

oyajigari 親父狩り has been going on for decades. It's not new. It has a name so it's tradition in a way.

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