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Salaryman gives drunk female coworker a ride home; gets beaten unconscious for it

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By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

In addition to impromptu after-work drinking sessions, Japanese companies occasionally have weekend social gatherings for employees, often in conjunction with a conference, business trip, or solidarity-building excursion. Such was the case for a 22-year-old woman living in the city of Kakogawa, Hyogo Prefecture, who was out with a group of coworkers last Sunday night.

However, the woman apparently focused a bit too much on the latter half of the “dinner and drinks” festivities, and became heavily intoxicated. One of her workplace superiors, a 36-year-old male manager, offered to drive her home, but even after arriving in the Hiraokacho neighborhood, where she lives, she hadn’t sobered up very much. Although she managed to step out of the car and onto the sidewalk, she was unable to move under her own power, and so the manager also exited the vehicle to provide assistance.

By this time it was roughly 11:10 p.m., so one wouldn’t expect a lot of other people to be out and about. However, there was one other man in the vicinity: the woman’s 22-year-old boyfriend, who saw the manager with his semi-conscious girlfriend and came to the immediate conclusion that he was forcefully taking advantage of her. Instead of asking the manager what was going on or otherwise confirming his theory, the boyfriend instead let his fists do the talking, punching the manager in the face repeatedly until he’d beaten the older man into unconsciousness.

The police were subsequently summoned, and the boyfriend was placed under arrest, admitting to the assault. The incident taking place on a Sunday means that the woman had to work the next day, and we imagine that the extreme awkwardness caused by the situation, coupled with a nasty hangover, made for an unpleasant day at the office for her.

Sources: Yahoo! Japan News/Kobe Shimbun Next via Otakomu, Sankei West

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I foresee that from now on, female employees will now be on their own. They're not worth getting beaten until unconsciousness.

What makes you foresee that? Do you some examples of similar things happening in the past?

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I foresee that from now on, female employees will now be on their own. They're not worth getting beaten until unconsciousness.

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Thepersonmiaow, how should you defend yourself in Japan? Legally speaking.

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I have a question. How do we know that he was not groping her? Of course, he should not have beaten the guy that badly, but that is what will happen if a guy catches you groping his mentally out-to-lunch girlfriend. You will get a butt kicking in most cases. (once again, not saying it should happen) But how do we know that the older co-worker was not groping her? That is what I want to know.

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I guess the boyfriend will have to pay some "I'm sorry" money. I wonder how the next time she returns to work will be like.

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it would seem that there were others in the car as well

Did any of them actually bother to assist the manager?

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maybe it is better not to get stinking drunk with coworkers of the opposite sex. I find it more believable that the elder knight was drunk and would have tried something if he got her alone in her room. who the hell carries a drunk young lady home alone?!!!

The original Japanese article says 「女性は酒に酔い上司らに車で送り届けられたが、自宅近くで動けなくなり、上司が介抱。これを見た男は「男に何かされている」と思い込み、殴りかかったという。」 so it would seem that there were others in the car as well from the 「上司らに」; alas it also seems that it was only the manager who tried to assist her to the house, which by unfortunate coincidence was probably around the time the BF showed up and had a go.

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Similar assault happened to me and in front of witnesses , Meguro police buried the case lied in reports failed all steps of due process refused to detain assailant.

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+1 to zichi and Goodlukctoyou - I find it strange that the older guy wasn't drinking, but meh some people can't/dont drink anyway, and especially if he knew he was driving.

not condoning the BFs actions, but anyone trying to handle a staggering blind-drunk person, even with the best of intentions, is going to look dodgy at first glance, especially in this case given the genders and ages involved. that said, BF needs to take control of his trigger-happy fists!

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@Goodlucktoyou: 35 is not old. Older, perhaps, but not old.

And since there's no video, we don't know exactly what happened. This is a story that could happen anywhere in the world, and I for one would like to see some follow-up that includes a quote from the manager (I sincerely hope he regains consciousness) and the young lady (who probably won't remember a thing).

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A thug is a thug and this guy has shown his true colours,

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@nandakandamanda

Incorrect. The manager did not do the “right thing by not defending himself”.

First of all, it never states that he didn’t defend himself. He got knocked out.

Secondly, if you are being assaulted by someone (yes in Japan)you should defend yourself.

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I'm going with the scenario the boyfriend's stalker tendencies up until now had been undisclosed to her and he was hiding/waiting and watching at a distance like he usually does when she comes home from a company nomikai or night out with friends (or even every night for that matter)

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There are some disturbingly jaded and cynical people commenting on this story. Sincerely kind and helpful people do exist, and they should be appreciated rather than criticized or judged.

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He had most probably been drinking and driving, taking a drunk young girl home. I think the boyfriend probably saw an old man touching his girlfriend and holding when she was so drunk and got angry. Just right it off as a life experience.

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I'm sorry but good Samaritan 35 year old managers have also been known to "take care" of peachy drunken female employees by changing them out of their clothes and into their pajamas after making sure they reach home safely. It was a big risk to begin with.

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A concern I have with this other story other than the over and violent reaction of the boyfriend if the salaryman was with his work group then more than likely he too probably had been drinking.

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Why didn't the company head boss at the drinking event not get her a White Taxi? For those that do not know what a White Taxi is is it is like an Uber service. Has been around for years to help the late night crowd get home. You negotiate a fair and it works brilliantly.

Perhaps because he's just a nice guy at wanted to help?

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Perhaps he's an ex-boyfriend now ?

This isn't a Japanese thing, but a case of overly jealous, protectionist, potentially controlling person letting his own person feelings get in the way of good judgement at that time. Perhaps not a good boyfriend to have, or maybe not ?

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Why didn't the company head boss at the drinking event not get her a White Taxi? For those that do not know what a White Taxi is is it is like an Uber service. Has been around for years to help the late night crowd get home. You negotiate a fair and it works brilliantly.

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Awesome! Now bf is in jail and will be paying a bundle and I am quite sure both of them are in market for new job , with his work prospects extremely bad unless he is doing some baito.

She would probably better of splitting with him ,because he definitely is a violent thug.

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The manager did well not to hit back. Under Japanese law he would have been charged if he had. At least in the eyes of the law the fault is clearly 100% with the unpleasant guy who was hanging around her neighborhood, although they will be lenient in the sense that the assault was based on an ‘honest’ mistake.

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The sad thing is, the boyfriend made this assumption because let's be honest, in some (many?) cases, his assumptions would be correct. I like he was trying to help her but, yes, didn't exactly go about it the right way now, did he? I hope the poor guy recovers.

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Also, if you sucker punch someone and knock them out be prepared for the consequences. Many cases of guys hitting their heads and dying, so your prank now is manslaughter or worse. Hit the punching bag.

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maybe it is better not to get stinking drunk with coworkers of the opposite sex. I find it more believable that the elder knight was drunk and would have tried something if he got her alone in her room. who the hell carries a drunk young lady home alone?!!!

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It may have been a good idea for him to take someone else with him to show his intentions are 100% legit. Even without the jealous boyfriend in the equation, co-workers and/or neighbors may feel things are a little suspicious seeing a young, drunk woman in his car. They may mind their business but they do spread gossip like a mutha.

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SoraNews24 always have too much commentary not needed in a simple police report.

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you can KO someone with one punch.

More like KO someone with a sucker punch

but

that's one way to get rid of your firecracker boyfriend

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Ehhh... some people get knocked out after one punch. Thats literally a game some idiots play around the world. See if they can knock out a stranger in one punch.

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Time to get a new boyfriend and a new job me thinks luv!

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borscht

If you have trained in any kinda combat and / or are powerful and strong you can KO someone with one punch.

Why would the manager not be protecting himself? He got beaten unconscious as it reads.

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It takes awhile to beat someone unconscious unless you whack ‘em with a steel bar. What was the boyfriend thinking as he beat the guy who was obviously on the ground and not protecting himself?

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This is the very reason why Japanese people just mind their own business...and it's sad when some people do actually care they get beaten.

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