Police Hunt Man for Asking Girls Directions


Police are hunting a probable sexual predator after he asked two little girls the way to the convenience store.

The man brazenly pulled up to the girls, who were playing in the street, in broad daylight in a silver car, got out and approached the pair, asking “You know the way to the convenience store? I’m looking for a postbox…”

The girls miraculously escaped unharmed from this perilous encounter. His highly suspicious behaviour saw him quickly reported.

The rapist-in-waiting “had the look of a student” and was wearing a grey shirt, a blackish jumper, and had on a pair of spectacles.

Police ask that anyone spotting a man meeting this description dial 110 immediately and summon officers.

Via Itai News.

Japan may be one of the safest nations on the planet to be a child, and offences involving children being plucked from the streets are indeed all but unheard of, making this diligent protection of the children in the face of an admittedly remote risk all the more impressive.

Recall also the case of the man arrested for kidnapping a girl who he helped to her grandmother’s house, the man hunted for saying “Good morning”, etc. The streets are awash with perverts of all types in this day and age, it seems.

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    Avatar of BeeWhyOhBee
    Comment by BeeWhyOhBee
    02:30 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    yay tsukasa gallery.. oh

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:14 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Waah that picture is super cute.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:38 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Tsukasa ftw

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    Comment by maru
    00:48 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Mmmmm tsukasa..

    Wait what are we talking bout again?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:51 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Japan may be one of the safest nations on the planet to be a child" THAT is unheard of.

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    Comment by Kitsune9Tails
    12:30 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Artefact, I hate to correct, especially since my Japanese still really sucks, but I think the news report says he got off a silver bicycle, not a car:

    銀色 *自転車* に乗った男

    But again, I could totally be reading it out of context.

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    Comment by Kitsune9Tails
    12:35 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oopsies, basilio beat me to it.

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    Comment by metatron
    11:59 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    then let's all apply as teachers or professors and maybe we can get away easily XD

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:22 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    it's all because of otakus.

    Comment by kenjiharima
    10:49 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Safest nation my ass. Alot off rape and prostitution cases are in Japan.

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    Comment by Jira
    10:56 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Seems to me like this shit happens because everyone is too paranoid to say something, or step up and help. Because if you do, you get falsely accused of something you didn't do. So with this they figure, I might as well grope her, and do time for it, rather than to not grope her and do time for it...

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    Comment by Kitsune9Tails
    12:33 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Be that as it may, the statistics still show per capita, Japan has the lowest rates of violent crime in the world. I don't know if "prostitution" is considered under this, since it's a consensual act, even if the moral guardians think it vile and irredeemable.

    Just consider how many MORE cases of rape and sexual assault (against minors or adults) there are every day in other countries.

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    Comment by maga
    07:30 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That sick bastard!

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:08 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    japan *facepalm*

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    Comment by akuma2002
    05:50 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was about to say "poor guy", but well... asking little girls for directions is kinda suspicious...

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:04 04/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ... Are you kidding? If a woman does the same thing, it's also just as suspicious then, yes?

    People can't be preemptively judged a threat and taken into custody, or else we will live in a world that resembles Minority Report. Except that Minority Report actually has a step up on us, for the most part, the department of pre-crime was accurate. Whereas in this case, 99% of the time or more they will be wrong.

    Not only that, but I bet you that it is based on a sexist principle.

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    Comment by motaku96
    07:46 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    He got what was coming for him. Really, asking a school girl for directions, what was he thinking.

    Comment by NTX
    08:33 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    He probably looked threatening in some way.

    Comment by LoliHat
    08:10 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sadly, he's probably have to deal with less hassle if he had actually kidnapped them, &c.

    Comment by Bounce
    08:10 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    coulda been directions to my house...

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:52 26/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I guess you think that due to the lack of perves in Japan, there doesn't need to be any police around. I tend to see it the other way. I see that BECAUSE of the police there are hardly any perves (at least any who'd be willing to act on there feelings). Those that DO commit or APPEAR to commit or have the intent of committing crimes are arrested. Just be glad it's not like in Mexico. In mexico they actually will not only arrest you at the drop of a hat, but also you have to PROVE you are innocent in court. While Japan may have more ways to get arrested than the US, Japan (like the US) has the system that the police have to PROVE that you committed the crime for you to actually be sentenced to prison (also known as "innocent until proven guilty in a court of law"). However it is the court to decide guilt, not the police. If you do something suspicious, then the police have the right to arrest you. Even in the US, if you are wandering arround the back of someones house (even if you NEVER planned to break in), then the police can arrest you. Then the COURT has to decide innocence/guilt.

    And the reason that the police in Japan are so supsicious of everyone is a VERY GOOD reason. After anime was invented it eventually led to hentai, and hentai inevitably led to loli hentai. With so many people watching such corrupting material, it can take ordinary men and turn them into perverts. Japan has the single largest percentage of the population that is pedophiles. China has the most people, but Japan has the largest PERCENTAGE of people that are pedophiles. This is why the police in Japan are so suspicous. And the reason there's so many pedos in Japan is because of "loli hentai". Just the same, the kids who shot up Columbine Highschool became violent BECAUSE of being exposed to the corrupting influence of playing violent video games such as Doom.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:48 16/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Watching corrupting material makes people perverts? I think is the other way around, only pervert people watch such corrupting material.
    Also, people became violent because of being exposed to violent videogames? Maybe youre right, but the only ones shooting real guns around schools are people already messed up BEFORE violent games/tv/movies.
    Third-age men and women were exposed to violence on tv at a very low age, and they are perfectly normal.

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    Comment by Ponky14
    07:15 18/06/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    whats wrong with asking someone from directions WTF!!!
    they should put a sign stating no asking for direction to people under 21

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:27 07/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wouldn't want to be a child in Japan even if it is so safe. 100 children commit suicide per year because they can't bear so much stress society presses on them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:37 13/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    So as I'm reading this, I'm listening to Juicy Pen and I busted out laughing with that mental picture.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:49 10/12/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    FFS what kind of crazed paranoia is there with children safety those days?!!?

    Anyone who gets arested for such a stupid reason better go sue the police guys responcible tof wasting his time and making him pointlessly humilliated

    Comment by Hitoshura
    14:29 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    IMHO, it's just Japan's contributing to its way of maintaning safety. Deterrence [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deterrence_(psychological)]. Those 99% conviction rate aren't just for display. The act of being able to interrogate, hold someone and even judge him BEFORE that person being able to even contact a lawyer is why the crime is decided before the police officer approachs you. It's not like in other countries, where the judgement is what really matters. You will want to avoid at all costs being taken by a police officer to the police station. You will fear it so much that you have to prevent yourself of being put in any situation that could take you for interrogation, since you WILL be convicted.

    I'm not saying this is right, of course. But this seems Japan's strategy in dealing with crimes. Prevention by fear, deterrence.

    So, by announcing these things, they spark fear into the general population, and even possible child molesters/etc, since they will be persecuted for even talking/approaching to them, and, if caught, will be convicted (or so they think, anyway).

    Mind you all, I'm just commenting my opinion, I don't personally believe this is the most effective way, or am defending this, or that this is right.

    Excuse the odd English (not a native speaker).

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:48 24/06/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    So Japanese police is becoming like the Gestapo?

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    Comment by LunarSD
    23:13 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Running with that theory, (because this guy wasn't found, and is too generically described to likely ever be found), it's possible they just package stories like these up and send one to a newspaper every now and then.

    But yeah, a climate of fear gets the job done via the conservative extreme, but paternal nature probably precludes the chance we'll ever see some place willing to test out how well a more liberal extreme (use your imagination) would function at reducing victimization.

    Comment by Fonzer
    21:26 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If they want to prevent it,then why not lock all children inside their homes XD.

    Comment by blue_blue
    14:55 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Japan may be one of the safest nations on the planet to be a child, and offences involving children being plucked from the streets are indeed all but unheard of, making this diligent protection of the children in the face of an admittedly remote risk all the more impressive."

    so, basically, all those stories on Comic LO were hoax?
    oh, no... that ruined my image...

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    Comment by KajunBowser
    15:14 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    C'mon, this is Sankaku Complex, not F4c3800k. You're among friends here.

    Comment by Captain Snow
    05:41 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Be careful, he may have been planning post stamps to rape the children.

    Comment by BuggyBY
    23:35 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Evidently the Japanese police are bored out of their minds and desperate for new criminals to catch. Next week, they'll probably arrest a guy who dared to get into the same elevator as a 12-year old girl.

    Comment by Meth
    05:09 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I now know not to go to Japan, I'd be a goner.

    Comment by Persocom
    00:51 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    such tactics by the police force over something so stupid, yet it's legal to buy and sell loli idol videos. Good job!

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    Comment by MaidNiac
    01:34 29/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Seriously, the latter one is definitely a good thing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:59 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can see it now. One day a young girl on the street is in desperate need of help; maybe she has an asthma attack or something. There's plenty of guys around, but none of them dare help for fear of being arrested. The people calling the police for these kind of ridiculous reasons need to be reminded of "The Boy who Cried Wolf", before a real tragedy happens.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:12 26/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Or the nearby WOMEN can try to help the dying girl. And the men can dial 911 (or whatever the Japanese emergency number is). Seriously assuming the girl would die in such an event is rediculous.

    Also, I'm a guy, and if I was the ONLY person who could help, I would help her and just think "screw the law".

    And if the police came to arrest me, I'd say "she was having problems breathing, so I was trying to get her to a hospital". If they didn't believe me, they could check the girl and see she indeed IS having trouble breathing, and know I was NOT lying. Beside, if the police are that quick to respond, then they maybe could also call in an ambulance quicly when they saw she indeed DID have trouble breathing. So them coming to arrest me as their original plan could actually save the girl's life.

    All you Sankaku members are so criticizing hard the Japaneese laws, that you don't really see the benefits of these laws.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:16 09/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    your missing the point, the police are being completely idiotic about this.

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    Comment by KajunBowser
    00:24 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is large overkill. All that's known is the guy asked a schoolgirl for directions. One question to ask is "did he ask her the question in an overly weird version of Kyoto-ben," or did he ask her in a creepy way. Now I'm having second guesses on wanting to visit, let alone live, in Japan.

    Comment by Amak
    09:05 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And people wonder why we don't help our fellow (wo)man. The chances (at least for men) of getting into some sort of legal who-ha are so damn high it's better to just ignore everyone.

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    Comment by Buga
    01:01 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    maybe i should prolong my trip to japan till this storm is over

    Comment by Amak
    09:06 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Doubtful it will go away soon...chances are it will be exported, if it hasn't already.

    Comment by E.J.
    01:12 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is so ridiculous... if i were to behave in japan as i behave in my own country i would be put in jail rather quickly, and i consider myself a shy guy....

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:39 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Same for me haha. That makes it seem even more sad though...

    Comment by Reflectia
    00:23 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Only in Japan!

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    Comment by LunarSD
    01:19 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    (=゚ w ゚=)

    (=* Д *=)

    (couldn't resist >_<)

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:27 28/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Excat, that made me smile xD

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    Comment by LunarSD
    23:51 27/04/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I have a feeling this new [Misandry] tag is going to be getting some healthy exercise if Japan keeps this shit up.

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    Comment by Artefact

    I'm gratified someone noticed...

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