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Woman arrested for July 30 mace attack in toilet at train station

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Police on Monday said they have arrested a 29-year-old unemployed women for spraying mace in the women's toilet at Takadanobaba Station in Tokyo on July 30. After the attack that took place at 10:30 p.m., seven women were taken to hospital, complaining of eye and throat pain after they were sprayed.

Police identified the suspect as Maya Kashiwagi, who lives in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture. Fuji TV reported that surveillance camera footage showed Kashiwagi running to the JR Yamanote line platform after the attack and getting on a train.

Police said Kashiwagi has confessed to the attack and quoted her as saying she got irritated at standing in a line to get into the toilet.

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i can't use the toilet so i'm gonna mace everyone around me. sounds reasonable enough.

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Imagine what might have happened if she had a really dangerous implement in her handbag.

But the laugh was on her ... why? After macing those people she ran to the platform and jumped on a train and I`m guessing she took it home. So in the end ... she never got to use that toilet.

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she got irritated at standing in a line to get into the toilet.

Well, I suppose it's one way to clear the toilet although, I doubt if she got to go after all.

It makes me wonder, how many women are carrying mace in Japan. I thought it was illegal.

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Strange case....

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Some people have no connection to their actual brain at all do they.

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Safety Japan??

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Sounds like a case of stunted adulthood. A 30 day sentence of cleaning Shibuya station bathrooms sounds fair.

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If it were me, I would have done it after I got on the train too.

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Well I know how it feels when you (maybe suddenly) get the "urge" and there's a long queue waiting "patiently"... When it happened to me once, I ducked into the mens' where I had the whole place to myself !

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I checked her out on FNN, and she's actually not too bad. A little manly, but she's obviously agressive so.... LOL!

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you can buy mace from any Donki Hote or even online.

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disillusioned, I had heard it was illegal too and don't see it in stores, tho cwhite seems to say different.

I have, however, seen "Bear Spray" sold in hiking stores, which I believe is like mace, tho what I saw was in a bigger spray can, like shaving cream size.

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Are toilets in Japan worse or just the same as other countries in regards capacity versus need- particularly women? I certainly see enough lines even Men's toilets sometimes.

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As Joan Wayne said, "A woman's gotta do what a woman's gotta do!"

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They have Chemical Mace in Japan?

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And no thanks for the fearmongering report that the woman sprayed tear-gas.

They have Chemical Mace in Japan?

Is there any other type of mace besides chemical?

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Most likely just pepper spray, which the word 'mace' has become a generic term for.The original mace isn't used much any more.

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Most likely just pepper spray, which the word 'mace' has become a generic term for.The original mace isn't used much any more.

Actually more likely just what it was reported this time and not pepper spray, which would not have had the effect that MACE or CN gas as it is called here would.

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I find it interesting how many people who do acts such as these never seem to secure their Facebook pages. Thanks for the laughs Magestic Awesome Young Aspiring.

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If she was that irritated, she should have just used the men's toilet.

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hmmmm that is kinda dumb. i dont know what it accomplished. sounds funny though

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hahahaa was not expecting this outcome but then again anything can happen.

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Do what the drunk salary men do when they gotta go....pee on the tracks.

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ohh she can use the man's toilet, .........she run on the train omg she probably peeing secretly while standing or sitting on the train? what a freak women she is not highscool anymore for doing stupid things !

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Looks premeditated to me.

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Yubaru, Mace is also a spice used in cooking that tastes like nutmeg.

So if you get irritated you mace the place.

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a 29-year-old unemployed women

What a shock she was unemployed.

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