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Woman slashed on street while walking home in Gunma

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Police are looking for a man who slashed a 24-year-old woman as she was walking home in Maebashi, Gunma Prefecture, early Thursday morning.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 3:30 a.m. TBS quoted police as saying the woman was walking home when a man whom she did not know attacked her with a knife and then ran away. The woman sustained cuts to her body that will two weeks to heal, police said.

Police said they found a blood-stained knife at the scene of the attack.

The assailant is described as being 170-180 cms tall, in his 20s and of thin build.

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Another coward! Yeah, Japan is a pretty safe place unless you are a kid or a woman who cannot defend themselves.

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What she do in the street at 03:30 am ...!!!! I am as a man afraid to walk alone in the street at that time ..

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"Japan is a pretty safe place unless you are a kid or a woman who cannot defend themselves." so des neyyy

Sound like one of those cant get nones, esp with the abe-adm crackdown on myriad of so called health delivery systems..it will get worse

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Japan is safe if you are a young man. That's it.

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Women and Children are still far safer in Japan than most other places in the world. I am not why people think that in a country of 125 million there won't be any crime.

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Japanese Crime Rate Rising: http://abcnews.go.com/International/story?id=80963

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"police as saying the woman was walking home when a man whom she did not know attacked her with a knife and then ran away." when they catch "it", the j-flops better check his refridgerator too.

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The Japanese crime rate is just a bunch of fudged smoke and mirrors! Did you not read the report last week about Osaka police concealing over 80,000 crimes? That's just one city. You can bet that there are many other cities following suit.

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Japan is safe if you are a politician!

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@Khulifi

What she do in the street at 03:30 am ...!!!! I am as a man afraid to walk alone in the street at that time ..

Are you saying she can't walk the streets, regardless of time day or night?

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I, as a man who can defend himself, am never afraid walking the the streets of Japan at the wee hours of the day. I know that no pathetic POS is gonna pick on me cos I can defend myself.

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I, as a woman, would never in my right mind walk home alone at 3.30am in a town or city! In the countryside, where I am now, I would sooner dive into the hedge rather than let a strange car spot me at night. Why should I assume that because I live in a so-called 'civllised' society, that all civilians will be able to put instinct aside and leave me unmolested? I prefer to assume that human nature is what it is, has not changed throughout history, so therefore I should take precautions.

In the past I have used all of the following: A basic knowledge of some self-defence moves, a male friend as chaperone, a large dog (friendly, but loyal & has teeth), flat shoes (for running), large umbrella (hit/poke/prod/brandish) & a very loud scream (if they get within comfort zone). Oh and a 'don't even think about it' glare if anyone looks like they are thinking of approaching me.

It's called survival, and I have survived.

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Sound like one of those cant get nones, esp with the abe-adm crackdown on myriad of so called health delivery systems..it will get worse

That's "delivery health services"! If the Abe government lightened up on restricting consenting adults' freedoms, stuff like this wouldn't be happening.

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@Kittychosen

Good Information!

and you may want to Get some MACE and SECOM Personal service with GPS is good, and Police speed dial on your phone, and always know the street numbers of where you are (they are usually listed on the telephone poles or on the green signs on a wall. Also take pictures if necessary, The IPhone or phone camera pictures are big crime stopper in the US these days, You can upload pics on a website, utube etc if the j-cops are unavailable...

take care:)

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Wasn't it somewhere around Maebashi that that woman was attacked and had her panties stole a week or two ago? My mind tends to connect things and thinks, hmmmm.

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wowyz:

Japanese Crime Rate Rising: http://abcnews.go.com/International/story?id=80963

that article appears to be from 2001. imagine what it's like now!

(It says: "Last year, 56,000 cars were stolen, up from 43,000 in 1999.")

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I, as a woman, would never in my right mind walk home alone at 3.30am in a town or city!.....A basic knowledge of some self-defence moves, a male friend as chaperone, a large dog (friendly, but loyal & has teeth), flat shoes (for running), large umbrella (hit/poke/prod/brandish) & a very loud scream (if they get within comfort zone).

@Kittychosen Thank you. If I as a man suggested women do these things to protect themselves, I would be shouted down. You, as a woman, are allowed to speak sense about women protecting themselves. If I said it, I would be accused of "blaming the victim", even though the point is not the past and the victim, but rather the future and all YOU other women out there.

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I hope they find this guy, a coward he may be but this is a clear sign of terrible choices and sociopath behavior. He needs to be caught before he does it again.

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He should try slashing someone in my street.... Coward dog stabbing women in the dark.

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What she do in the street at 03:30 am

That is her business. She has every right to be out at any time she wants to. She is the victim and the time she was out does not change that.

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@Crush Them

Thank you for your so very sane and logical comments.

You wouldn't believe how many women HAVE shouted me down! (Where does the idea of 'sisters' come from I wonder?!) It has been suggested to me that I walk alone at night to enforce my RIGHTS (how they work that out is beyond me). However I think if I had taken that advise I would not be here now to type this!

If it is my right not to be eaten by a tiger, will it prevent the tiger from eating me (as his his right)? If I have a right to be unmolested then it will not prevent a man from molesting me (as is his right). Rights come with responsibilities, and my responsibility is to keep myself safe.

I do hope that the victim in the story was not in high heels, short skirt, staring into keitai as she trotted unsteadily down a dark street. But sadly, this is Japan and I fear she probably was.

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@kittychosen: You are focusing too much on the victim´s gender. Other than the fact that the victim was a woman, there is nothing that suggests this was a sex crime.

Lastly, are you saying that I as a man have the right to molest women? Ridiculous.

Who cares what she was wearing? This was an assault, the article mentions nothing of a sexual assault. Even if it did, her wearing a short skirt does not give does not mean the assualt is her fault.

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scary night ... calling taxi more safe than walking at 3:30 am

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@SaitamaRefugee

If you read the whole sentence about the tiger you will get my meaning. It is the concept of 'rights' that is ridiculous. If you have a right to molest me (as a tiger has a right to eat me) then you have a responsibility to not do that. People do not always carry out their responsibilities, so others have to make allowances for that.

Well, focusing on the fact she was a woman -she is a woman and generally us women do not have the strength of a man. It could also apply to a man of weaker strength than another. And generally it is men that do the attacking!

I don't recall saying it was a sex-crime, I did not mention sexual assault. I only said 'molest'.

I am only using my experience of several decades on this planet and I do know that a woman in skimpy clothing is far more likely to be molested than a covered woman. I believe it's called temptation!

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@kittychosen Please stop. You are vitim blaming, highlighting that clothing will resulting a higher chance of being sexually assaulted. That is a form of victim blaming, after you also say she'd be wearing high hells and strutting along. What about blaming the guy for pulling out a knife and slashing a stranger for no reason, and being unable to control himself or seek professional help?

That is a shame that you think this way and automatically point thn finger at female victims.

Men have the responsibility to control themselves and have NO RIGHT to other women. I personally have been assaulted in Thailand and would never go there again, but in Japan which is a modern, educated country there is no excuse or reasoning for women to be attacked.

As another poster said, this was an assault and not sexual in nature, but in a way it is likely that it was for the attacker - perhaps he hates young women for rejecting him, or he wants to control vulnerable women etc etc

I look forward to entering my company in Tokyo from April, wearing red lipstick, high heels and a short skirt on Friday night, and having lots of fun. I will not walk in back streets alone and will take other precautions, but if I am assaulted it is by no means my fault!

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@kittychosen:That is an absurd, nonsensical analogy. If, I have the right to do something, I CAN. Cleary, I as a man have no right to molest a woman.

You may not have said it directly, but your post implies it.

I do hope that the victim in the story was not in high heels, short skirt, staring into keitai as she trotted unsteadily down a dark street. But sadly, this is Japan and I fear she probably was.

You are implying it was a sexual assualt, otherwise why would you say that? Furthermore, you ARE victim shaming. Even if it was a sexual assualt and she was wearing a short skirt- still not her fault.

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