The Tokyo Metropolitan Police this week began a campaign to raise public awareness of "chikan" (groping) on trains.
An event to kick off the campaign, which runs through June 17, was held at Ikebukuro and Shinjuku stations on Tuesday, with participants including police and college students, Fuji TV reported. The students handed out packets of tissues and leaflets to commuters, urging them to help eradicate "chikan."
In 2015, the number of documented molestation cases reported in Tokyo was approximately 1,400, police said. In addition to the anti-groping campaign, which includes posters put up at stations, police are strongly advising victims on trains or platforms to immediately seek help from other passengers if such an incident occurs.© Japan Today