A man has been arrested for attempting to strip a 10-year-old girl of her skirt.
The man, a 55-year-old security guard in Shiga prefecture, approached a 10-year-old schoolgirl in a bookshop one morning.
Rather than menace her by bidding her good morning, he proceeded to lift up her T-shirt and undo the fastener on her skirt.
His unfortunate victim reported having her skirt fastener undone, and police soon caught up with up with him, charging him under the prefecture’s anti-chikan public nuisance ordinances.
He offered by way of explanation: “I wanted to undo her skirt fastener.”