Japan is known around the world for its vast network of modern, efficient and clean trains. But train travel in some of the world's most crowded cities holds a sinister threat for women and girls who ride the rails — the risk of groping. It has been a longstanding problem, but it is not commonly talked about in Japan and continues to be an under-reported problem. Fumie is now a year-old high school student, who travels to her school in west Tokyo by train every day. He came very close and he touched me," she said.
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It is a hidden reality of the New York City subway system, and perhaps mass transit systems everywhere since the first trolley car took to the tracks. It begins with a pinch or a shove, someone standing too close. But it can be much worse. This week, as the Police Department announced the arrest of 13 men charged with groping and flashing women in the subways, women around the city nodded. Yes, they said, this had happened to them. Last month. Last fall.
By Kenneth Garger. A man was caught on camera groping an year-old woman on the platform of a Manhattan subway station, police said. The pervert can be seen calmly approaching the victim from behind and touching her between the legs on the southbound R train platform at the 14th Street-Union Square station about 5 p.
Hiroshima Prefecture Police, who have advised women similarly regarding taking elevators alone with men, suggest to, should an unknown man approach to take the same elevator, allow the man to ride first, and wait for the next elevator instead. They also advise women to call their family when they are near home to have someone come down to wait for them on the first floor and accompany them on the elevator and into their apartment. Kazuko Hirakawa, board chairman of the Sexual Assault Relief Center of Tokyo SARC , however, warns that advice like this could lead to people blaming the victims , or even the victims blaming themselves rather than their attackers. Osaka Prefectural Police later gave a more detailed explanation regarding their hugely unpopular tweet:. Regarding the tweet that was made in relation to the molestation incident in an apartment elevator, it was simply a caution to women, not a forceful demand to defend themselves.