The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department and several railway companies have kicked off a "chikan" (train groper) eradication campaign.
The campaign began at Tokyo's Ikebukuro Station on Friday with an event to promote public awareness of the problem, NTV reported.
Police said that as Oct 31, they had arrested 48 persons for allegedly groping women on trains within the last 10 months. Police said, however, that the number of offenses is probably greater as many victims never report being groped.
The campaign urges women who are groped, and anyone who sees a woman being groped on a train, to alert station authorities or call 110.© Japan Today