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Woman attacked while walking home in Tokyo

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A woman in her 20s was attacked from behind by a man as she walked home early Wednesday morning in Tokyo.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 5 a.m. as the woman was walking across a bridge in Edogawa Ward., Fuji TV reported. The woman told police she was using her smartphone when a man suddenly came up behind her, called her an idiot and punched her in the face. He also pushed her to the ground and kicked her before running away.

The woman suffered light injuries, police said.

The assailant is described as being in his 30s or early 40s, about 160 cos tall and was wearing a white top over black pants.

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Coward!

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He is a damn coward! Hits people that can't fight back cause he's angry and disturbed, then runs off.

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I remember a time when incidents like this were unheard of in Tokyo.

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I remember a time when incidents like this were unheard of in Tokyo.

Now it just seems to signify summer is coming! Unfortunately, the summer season allows more people to be outside which means an increase in incidents by people with mental issues will also increase as they interact with general public. (i.e. fights, assaults, theft of personal undergarments, and murder)

Unfortunately, women are the ideal targets for man-children, so these cowards tend to direct their frustrations at them.

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This should be a public reminder to all women, men or children out there to never put your guards down.

Be aware of your surroundings and the odd people you see on the streets, put down your phone and take off that  head phones. This is for your own safety.

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"a bridge in Edogawa Ward" j-govt " to install more security cameras to identify the nutcrack cowards.

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Ex_ResToday07:36 am JSTI remember a time when incidents like this were unheard of in Tokyo.

you mean before there were newspapers or the internet? i'm sure that male on female violence has been occuring not only in tokyo but all over japan, and perhaps the whole world, since man walked the earth.

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Not surprising but the Japanese news was a little more 'detailed' in its reports (despite being the same short article). The incident happened on Urayasubashi in Nishi-kasai, Edogawa-ku and the woman was not blindly walking and playing on her phone. She was using her phone to take a video of the scenery, no doubt quite tranquil at 5am. The man pushed her over and kicked her repeatedly in the head, quite clearly either an angry drunk or severely disturbed individual (hair was 'disheveled')

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Which bridge?  where?  We need to know.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Um. I can't really pin down his motives for attacking the woman without robbing money and the like. Chances were that he wanted to live in his own little world of snobbish superiority by attacking her who couldn't fight back. If that was the case, what a coward he is! Hope police catch him ASAP.

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The assailant is described as being in his 30s or early 40s, about 160 cos tall and was wearing a white top over black pants.

I think I saw him. He's the health and fitness instructor in my company. Or it could be me when I went jogging. Or was it the guy I saw at the combini? My point is, with these descriptive points, catching this stupid person is rather slim.

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now there is a REAL man!

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Back on topic please.

Interesting. Speaking of random violence, on my train from time to time there are passive aggressive guys (usually around mid to late 50's) who at any bump or tilt in the train will bump real hard into someone with a total look of innocence and an insincere "sumimasen". Seen it on several occasions.

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I know of road rage but phone rage?

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" attacked from behind by a man as she walked home"

"incident occurred at around 5 a.m"

walking around that late by oneself as a female is not a good idea, in safety Japan

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@wowyz: DON'T BLAME THE VICTIM!!!

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This is a quite terrible incident. I can't believe and understand why he did such a terrible thing. The police should arrest him and he should reveal the reason. I hope the woman can recover from the injury soon.

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Nakanoguy01

I know what you mean. In the times that I remember there were newspapers and TV but no internet.

If more people are willing to report the crime now, and the crime is reported on the news then that is a good thing.

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I'm not sure why this made the news. This happens all over Japan on a daily basis. Why this story? I'm glad it is out there but who judges which one makes national news?

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Happens daily and anywhere on the globe.

Out of 4 Combini robberies in my area (over a year) 0 made it into the main news.

Hope she recovers soon and hope gets found and arrested.

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This is a quite terrible incident. I can't believe and understand why he did such a terrible thing. The police should arrest him and he should reveal the reason.

You can't seek rational explanations for this kind of crime. Of course, there's the small chance that he has a connection to the victim, but I imagine one of two explanations: He was drunk and/or he's mentally ill. It was most likely totally random. She was at the wrong place at the wrong time. Even if they catch him, even if he offers an explanation, it won't bring her or us any comfort.

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Surely he was a neighbor who had trouble with her

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Japan should emulate Singapore in law and order which would result in "0" muggings, attacks on strangers, etc. No attacks on strangers, sexual assault, etc ever occur in Singapore. One can walk around the streets of Singapore between midnight and six o'clock am which is due to their harsh laws.

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