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mitsui



Joined: 10 Jun 2007
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I knew a woman with long blonde hair and she had been stalked near Musashi-Sakai station.
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Inflames



Joined: 02 Apr 2006
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everybody needs to be careful in Japan, not just women. I (a rather tall guy) was followed by some random guy on the train who kept trying to grab me (he disappeared when I went to the station staff though). One of my friends had some Japanese guy start a fight with him and wound up messing up his hand and needed surgery.

Japan is pretty safe overall, but that doesn't mean people won't steal stuff the first chance they get - petty crime is pretty common here.
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kah5217



Joined: 29 Sep 2012
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, everyone tends to "forget" that men get chikan'd too.
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rxk22



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kah5217 wrote:
Yes, everyone tends to "forget" that men get chikan'd too.


Really? I never have. Weirdest thing for me was on a really crowded train, a girl decided it was best to stand with her bottom pressed up against my front. I guess she thought it was the club.

But that's it as a guy
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kah5217



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, I don't mean the victims, I mean society.
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nightsintodreams



Joined: 18 May 2010
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Really? I never have. Weirdest thing for me was on a really crowded train, a girl decided it was best to stand with her bottom pressed up against my front. I guess she thought it was the club.


That sounds terrible. I hope you were able to get over it and move on with your life.
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Cool Teacher



Joined: 18 May 2009
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kah5217 wrote:
Yes, everyone tends to "forget" that men get chikan'd too.


I have never heard of it. Shocked Weirdest thing ever was when I was standing next to a lady and her boyfriend was tapping her on the shoulder. She kept turning around to look at me but I wasn't the one tapping her. But then her boyfriend got off the train and she stayed on. I sudeenly realized that it was NOT her boyfriend and they were strageners and thats why she didn't know why someone was tapping her and she thought it was me. Shocked

I was shocked and angry with the man. Mad Evil or Very Mad
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2buckets



Joined: 14 Dec 2010
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, but

what's "chikan'd "?
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rtm



Joined: 13 Apr 2007
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2buckets wrote:
Sorry, but

what's "chikan'd "?

痴漢 [chi kan] -- Public molestation by groping, often on crowded public transportation; also used to refer to the person who performs such an act.
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