You may wonder why there is so much chikan (groping) in Japan, especially on the trains…
Well, one answer could lie in the fact that even respected and veteran male TV presenters feel that it is okay to grope their female co-host’s ass live on television!
Yes, that’s what Mino Monta did. See the video below. You can just make out his much younger co-host trying to keep his hands off her.
Bizarrely it appears to be during a segment about a community affected by the 2011 Tohoku disaster, which wouldn’t normally be the kind of story that would inspire men to start groping the nearest female to them.
Monta Mino (69), though, is different. He is “Mr Television” and has the world record for having recorded the most live TV hours in a single week.
Either the strain of his work is getting to him or his advanced age, but this is pretty incredible, even for a culture as chauvinist as Japan.
The incident happened during the morning broadcast of Asazuba on TBS on August 30th. His unlucky victim was Akiyo Yoshida, who is a buxom 25 years old.
This isn’t the first time. In 2007 a fellow presenter resigned over claims she had been sexually harassed by Mino, plus there was another rumor in 2012.
No official announcement or response has been made yet. Perhaps he will finally be forced to resign and his female co-hosts will be safe from his wandering hands?
Back in May we reported on the incredible story — actually one of the most intriguing things we have ever heard — of a chikan incident on a Wakayama train in which a woman was groped by two men who believed that the woman had asked them to do it via an online forum.
In fact, she had done no such thing and they had been set up. Her protests were more realistic than the two men expected and one got off the train. When the other man also attempted to leave at the end of the line, he was grabbed by the victim and arrested.
The 26-year-old from Osaka protested his innocence and the police soon started investigating what really happened.
Justice has now finally been served, it seems. An Osaka tax official has been arrested in Wakayama for posing as “Yui” on the forum and asking to be groped.
Yoji Isegawa, a senior official at the Osaka Regional Taxation Bureau’s Kainan office, began to sow the seeds of his plot. “Is there anyone willing to grope me?” is the message that “Yui” posted on April 23rd.
But the pièce de résistance was his victim. He saw a 23-year-old woman from Kinokawa, Wakayama, who would commute on the JR Wakayama Lane in the morning. He followed up by posting info on her appearance, where she sat on the train, and enthusiastic exhortations to come and grope “Yui”.
The 26-year-old man who was originally arrested had groped the woman’s thighs and stomach, but police later rightfully arrested him since he had been tricked into believing this was an elaborate but consensual act.
49-year-old Isegawa will likely get a light sentence but his disgrace — to include certain sacking from his job — are assured.
Another day, another chikan story.
To grope one girl is risque. To grope two girls is rather cheeky. But to grope thirty, well, that’s just getting carried away.
Or not, especially when it’s a cop and he gets caught — then it’s just unprofessional in the literal sense of the word.
On a train in Kyoto a 38-year-old Osaka head patrol officer was recently grabbed with his hands where they shouldn’t have been — on the body of an office lady.
He offered the excuse for his serial train chikan groping that the ladies in question were simply too “unforgettably soft”. He has been punished of course — with a month’s suspension from active duty. After all, what’s a peccadillo like chikan here and there is you’re a cop?
He openly admitted that he had groped thirty women all over Kansai since last October. Rather perceptively of him, he saw a conflict in his duties to the force and his proclivities, and he has resigned.
But his former colleagues have now charged him with molesting a junior high school student, who had the savvy to snap a photo of her groper. The disgraced law enforcer can at least take some comfort that his nemesis wasn’t a Kawasaki regional idol.
You gotta admire the guts of Miyabi Asai, the member of the Kawasaki City local idol group Kawasaki Junjo Komachi whose friend was groped on a train — known as chikan — but then grabbed the culprit and held onto him.
This has made her a bit of a star, thus doing more than even her idol group’s activities ever did to raise Kawasaki’s profile.
One night on the Odakyu Line at the end of June, her 17-year-old friend was groped by a man (38). With Asai’s help they held onto the guy and gave him up to station staff at the next station.
The next day traffic to the idol group’s website went up, as did media inquiries and requests to appear at events.
So there you go, girls. If you want to further your careers, go and get the chikan!
Think you like a bit of MILF? Think again. You’ve got nothing on this guy.
An unemployed man in his mid-forties has been arrested in Aichi, central Japan, for groping a pensioner.
The man professes to be mad about mature women — so-called jukujo — and couldn’t resist the woman he saw in her seventies.
Hiroyuki Kojima apparently watched a “video” (i.e. porn) and that converted him into a MILF lover.
Actually, Japan is meant to be experiencing a “jukujo boom” right now, led by the likes of Dan Mitsu. However, it is very deceptive since Dan Mitsu et al are in their early thirties! Sure, compared to some Gravure idols and the faux youthful looks of idol groups like AKB48 they might seem like “mature” woman, in truth they cannot be classified as jukujo.
Kojima, however, knows what the real McCoy is.
On May 15th he saw a woman in her seventies on the street and went up to her from behind, and began to touch her body. This kind of groping — which commonly happens on trains — is called chikan.
“I’ve done chikan in Aichi to old women about ten times,” Kojima is said to have boasted to the police.
A man has been arrested for molesting a woman on a train, known as chikan in Japan.
Nothing new in that. Another day, another groper.
But this time the 26-year-old man from Osaka claims the whole thing had been arranged via a special online forum. On the website people who want to molest and a woman who wanted to be molested invited collaborations for a public “session” on a moving train.
The date and plan was set for the Kokawa-Kainan Wakayama line one morning during the Golden Week holidays.
The woman told forum members what she would be wearing and that she would respond realistically — i.e. resist!
The would-be victim even posted information on her wardrobe and where she was sitting on the day of the session itself.
Two men decided to satisfy her cravings and went up to a sitting woman who matched the description on the train. One sat next to her and another stood in front, and both proceeded to grope her for around twenty minutes. She protested, louder and louder, to the extent that one man got scared and got off the train. The other lapsed into silence. Her “realism” had been a bit much and all the eyes in the carriage were on him!
At the end of the line the man tried to get off but the victim grabbed him and brought him to the station staff.
The twenty-three-year-old woman claims to have never used the website and that she always sits in the same seat on the train.
It seems our hapless chikan may have been set up by a prankster (who no doubt was also on the train and watching the events with amusement) and the online forum admin is now co-operating with the police. After all, they have the IP address and other details of the original poster.
So it just goes to show, guys, some things are too good to be true!
It’s a classic trick. Pretend to help when your motivations are much less pure.
The twenty-one-year old’s fantastic lead-in on the busy evening rush hour express from Osaka’s Namba Station to Wakayama City was to be a good citizen.
“It’s dangerous. It’s shaking!” he said as he grabbed her. No doubt he thought that her fear of the shaking carriage corridor would distract her from the hands now on her chest.
The classic the-ground-is-shaking-so-I-can’t-help-groping-you-now technique.
Very useful in an earthquake if you have the foresight to get your handful of bust when the building is collapsing.
He apparently went up to the girl and her friends and asked them which school they were from. Then he asked them for their email addresses. Then he groped one of them, probably hoping he wouldn’t be seen by other passengers. When the girls left and went into the next carriage, he followed. He just couldn’t get enough.
Well, then the girls told the conductor and our not-very-subtle friend got himself arrested.
He is now claiming that he did indeed speak to them but did not sexually harass the students.
Imagine you are a young Japanese girl. You are on a train. You sit down. You put on some earphones and listen to music. You close your eyes. Probably you are tired and just want some rest on the way home. You have made a fatal mistake.
That’s what one Japanese girl in her twenties found out on a train in Saitama on April 25th. She was rudely awakened from her semi-slumber to find that a stranger’s lips were locked around hers.
While her eyes had been closed, a man, Toshimitsu Ishibashi (49), had decided to kiss her. The man was from Saitama’s Kasukabeshi and worked as a temp.
The train was stopped at a station so after his “romantic” act of train chikan he tried to escape on the platform, but a fellow passenger who had witnessed the kiss gave chase and caught him.
While in prison no doubt he will have plenty of chance to practise kissing on his hands in front of the mirror to perfect his technique.
That friendly face you see on NHK is not as friendly as you might thing.
Takeshige Morimoto, a well-known TV anchor for the national broadcaster, was arrested on Wednesday after he allegedly groped a young university student on a crowded train in Tokyo.
The feisty 23-year-old girl was on the Tokyu Denentoshi line, which serves Shibuya and the nicer suburbs of Tokyo, when she felt some fumbling hands on her breasts.
She held onto her groper — which is known as chikan in Japan, perhaps the only nation on earth that even has signs on trains reminding passengers that it is a crime — and with the aid of other people could capture Morimoto until the next station.
The presenter has used the excuse of every middle-aged man caught with his pants down. I was drinking from around noon with co-workers, he told the guys in blue, and don’t remember anything. He was arrested at eight o’clock in the evening, so that’s a solid few hours of drinking.
I think it is safe to assume the Morimoto won’t appearing be on the national broadcaster any time soon.
Now THIS is the reason why I have a smartphone!
We’ve just come across this fun and sexy app, WETTY by miniskirted police that lets you practice stripping girls’ clothes off! You use a water gun to get the ladies wet and then make them lose their apparel.
Sadly the real Japanese cops, on the rare occasion you see a woman police officer, never wear miniskirts. Nor do they look like this…
Presented by Tokyo Kinky