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Man pushed off train station platform in Kawasaki

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A 45-year-old man was pushed off a train station platform and fell onto the tracks in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, but was not injured, police said Monday.

The incident occurred at around 8 a.m. on Sunday at Mizonokuchi Station on the Denentoshi Line, Fuji TV reported. Station surveillance camera footage showed the man waiting for the train when suddenly another man, in his 20s, pushed him from behind and then left the station. The man fell onto the tracks, but was not injured. There was no train coming into the station at the time.

Police are currently looking for the whereabouts of the perpetrator on a charge of attempted murder.

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That was very inconsiderate of him, that gentleman might have been injured. I hope he's caught and reconsiders how to treat others.

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Ahhhhhh. That’s why there police all over there Sunday when I was there...

I agree they need to catch this guy before his timing improves on someone else!!

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One of my fears, every time I take the subway, it pops into my head that someone could shove me from behind.

If this is this guy's regular or local station, they'll catch him eventually.

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I too always have misgivings of standing too close to the edge of the platform just for this reason. It's been documented that 27% of Japanese adults have some kind of mental illness. This means that. nearly one in three of the people standing behind you have the potential to push you in front of a train. Scary stuff!

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There are all kinds of mental illnesses and most don't involve desires to push people off platforms.

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Maybe the Police will apprehend the Culprit, but this isn't the first time, and it's doubtful that it'll be the last, so all the more reason to introduce barriers upon platforms.

I wonder if the fellow who was pushed, was standing close to the edge of the platform rather than behind the ubiquitous yellow line ?

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Another nutter on the loose

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It's been documented that 27% of Japanese adults have some kind of mental illness.

Could you link to that, please?

I'm fairly sure that not all of them resort to such drastic action like this incident...

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"camera footage showed the man waiting for the train when suddenly another man, in his 20s, pushed him from behind and then left the station."

But when you have an aging population density of aprox. 336 people per square kilometer, while the total land area is 364,555 Km2  that may increase the chances of a nutcrack in the public domain. Japan population is equivalent to 1.69% of the total world population!

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 It's been documented that 27% of Japanese adults have some kind of mental illness. 

what the heck does this have to do with anything? are you trying to link this to crime in general or the desire to push someone off a train platform? because on both accounts, you would be terribly mistaken because both rates are extremely low.

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@Toasted Heretic / @Disillusioned

Here is the link ... it's slightly less than 27% as Disillusioned stated. It's actually 24% but still extremely high!

The research was done by the Ministry of Health.

https://japantoday.com/category/features/new-documentary-explores-taboo-subject-of-mental-illness-in-japan

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I ALWAYS look around me when a subway rolls up to the platform for people who look tapped, and I try not to stand too close.

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Same here captain

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Here is the link ... it's slightly less than 27% as Disillusioned stated. It's actually 24% but still extremely high!

What it actually says.

A study last year by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Labor found that 24% of Japanese people had suffered from some kind of mental health problem

HAD suffered, not suffers. This means at some point in their life, it does not mean 24% of Japanese people simultaneously suffer from some form of mental illness.

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