83% of Women Chikan Victims


Police surveys of Japanese commuters reveal a shocking 83% of women admit experiencing chikan encounters on the nation’s trains.

The “urgent” police survey of commuters from the areas around Tokyo asked 2,100 men and women about their opinions and experiences of groping.

Of nearly a thousand women participants, 83% claimed to have “met” a groper on a train at some point.

The survey also quizzed commuters as to what measures they thought best to tackle the problem – 82% thought patrols of trains were the a suitable approach, 75% thought a toughening of penalties appropriate, 74% thought cameras might be the answer, and a surprising 62% considered that warnings broadcast through stations might be effective.

Police are planning to install high resolution cameras in trains to tackle the problem, although there are concerns that cameras will have no more luck than passengers in spotting the often discrete attacks, and it seems unlikely they will encourage victims to more actively resist or report the maniacs who make the nation’s trains so fraught for female commuters.

Further, many find the figures themselves improbable, speculating as to whether women with no experience of such attacks would even participate in such a survey, and whether chikan would even consider 83% of women worth groping in the first place…

Via Mainichi.

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    04:59 27/10/2009 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Not sure we can trust those numbers considering the source.
    If Police in Japan are half as much of the exaggerators and liars as Police in the US are then it's probably best to divide any number they produce by 4 or 5 to get to the real result.
    Yes police will stretch the truth if they can cause a moral panic to get more power.

    Come back with a survey done by a third party that has nothing to gain.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:15 23/10/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Chances are, that 83% is:

    Women who have been groped
    Women who have seen someone get groped
    Women who have done the groping (it happens)
    Women who suspect a groping may have been done

    Point is, the actual number of women who have been groped is probably very low.

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    Comment by softbanker
    19:43 26/10/2009 # ! Good (+0.4)

    You should have yell EEEEE a pervert!! That should shrink his erection for sure.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:02 27/10/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The reason this percentage is so high is because most women get touched lightly by some nearby guy's bag or hip, and OH MY GOD ITS A MOLESTER gets fired in no time. Who the hell hasn't been touched in a crowded train?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:11 02/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    totally right, womans always want think they are victims of rape even when they aren't, maybe it's just a mental way to make real a rape fetish?

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    Comment by Chen-04
    18:43 13/07/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The real question is how to avoid body contact in japans crowded trains.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:38 27/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    me, I'm ugly and pathetic

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:16 27/10/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I demand some of that HIGH DEFINITION video please

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:22 27/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It is actually disturbingly common, I have no reason to believe the children at the elementary and junior high school (that i was a silly ALT at) would be lying but kids came in nearly weekly crying from incidences like this.

    There was several other incidences such as a guy who tried to cut a girls skirt off with scissors and a man who revealed himself to a group of very young children during a parent child craft evening.

    That's not to mention men masturbating in public and similar ughhh shit that i personally experienced.

    I don't think it would be quite as high as 83% but I'm not exactly surprised.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:52 27/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The solution? Put moar train cars reserved for females and kids.

    That's what they do in Mexico City, where the subway is as crowded as Tokyo's and also reeeeeeally crowded with chikans, and so far great results have been reported.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:33 27/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    90% of women everywhere say they once were groped, even the ugly ones?
    these statistics are just non-sense really, women get upset if you gently push them aside...

    ever heard of a men calling a women a groper when they are pushed aside? also why you don't want your country ran by women: Marget Thacher anyone? what a royal cunt that was...

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    Comment by soup
    06:44 27/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Old Marge the Battleaxe was a great politician..

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    Comment by LeMU
    07:29 27/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Biased survey. I know a lot of Japanese people and none of them had anything like that happen to them. Japan is a fairly safe country.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:04 27/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're silly.
    This is SanCon!

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:25 27/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, this is why women only train compartments exist.

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    Comment by anarchy4
    01:26 27/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck this kinda of shit then becomes ammo for the feminazi's

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:35 27/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think it's funny most of the guys on here haven't even been to Japan and they're making assumptions about how it's like. "ugly/fat girls don't get groped" and whatnot. On real trains the groper will often come from behind, or a really gutsy one will corner the girl. Maybe they saw the girl when she entered, but most likely they just want to rub some tits, ass, or pussy.

    I can tell you I'm overweight by North American standards and I'm visibly foreign. Judging by the amount of times I got groped during my two year stay (AT LEAST once a week), I'd hate to see what the an average or beautiful Japanese girl goes through. Seriously it's a bad scene, and I would get on the women only cars whenever offered.

    At first I was shocked they would target me because I was of the same though process of the rest of the people here: I'm foreign and fat so they won't touch me. But when you're on a train... I don't know if they just had really low standards, were too sexed up to care, or just couldn't pass up an opportunity to grope a foreigner. There were times I was too exhausted from work to do anything, or he was just groping and not sticking his hand under anything so I didn't care enough to stop him. Rarely there was a man who was so.. talented that I felt strangely honoured to be targeted. But THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A HAND AND A BAG IS NOTICEABLE.

    So yeah... just the insight of someone whose known it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:54 27/10/2009 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Pics or it didn't happen.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:41 27/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    why don't they just employ traps as a deterent

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    05:09 13/12/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    would that be really a deterrent? :D

    05:02 27/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You sir won an internet with that post.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:53 27/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They need to get some cars.

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    Comment by EyE
    03:26 27/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    good to know japan has 17% of women population that no one will dare touch either because they are too ugly or they have a stamp on them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:22 27/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Survey is always biased, they only choose to ask those who are easy to approach.

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    Comment by Danielnoctis
    03:08 27/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    83% victims?

    That'd be what, old hags and pre-teen girls too?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:01 27/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    But what would they mean by saying they met a groper?
    Maybe some of them just saw a suspicious looking guy or something.

    If 83% had really been groped they would have done something about it already.

    Many of them must be lying and many of them must be exaggerating.

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    Comment by Danielnoctis
    03:04 27/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    How about broadcasting the faces of the gropers in the middle of Shibuya? (along with charges of course)

    Or even better, recycling the recorded ac over and over again zooming and all?

    Do these two and I bet you there'll be a new group who'll get the same gaijin treatment in train, women.

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    03:07 27/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's just fucking ridiculous, what is the origin for all of these groping incidents?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:40 27/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    hiting them is wrong...

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:24 27/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Onion: always relevant


    Comment by Anonymous
    10:02 31/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    No woman likes to think she is not desirable. Maybe that goes some way to explain this absurd figure?

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    Comment by necrorise
    23:19 31/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Trains are getting a little bit crazy hahaha

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:44 06/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    hmm anyone wanna tell me who the girl in the pic is lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:33 29/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Of nearly a thousand women participants, 83% claimed to have “met” a groper on a train at some point."

    That probably translates to 'I saw a man on a train once'

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    Comment by Chris
    02:52 28/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Biased survey is biased.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:45 29/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What is so exciting about groping a random girl on the train anyway? I think it would be better if she does the groping, then I'm actually getting some pleasure out of it. Like this I am just doing all the work.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:07 10/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    So, why not a only-woman train? Same price and placed together behind the other trains so that the timing won't be different.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:37 13/02/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nobody ever will grope me :'(

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:42 13/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japan needs a major sex therapy because 83% thats fucking ridiculous, either they need to ban porn for the rest of Japan's lives, or Japan's fucked, complaining about Koreans about insulting building for example the Tsunami-like building ofice and plastic surgery wow Japan, grow up and control your fucking emotions.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:25 28/03/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    All this chikan "things" happened because our Movies,Televisions, Hentai ,anime, Sexual Game Eroge , etc are exposed being "LEGAL" things to citizens.

    all that sexual things

    our school skirt is too short, too

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    Comment by Bronxdragon
    00:21 28/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    .....pfftt they know they want to be groped anyway.....if they really didn't want it they would turn around and say. "Good say please remove your hand from my firm behind thank you very much...hmph the nerve of some people these days." "Gzzz sorrrryyyy just trying show you some love that and your ass was just calling out to me....but I see how you wanna be I apologize for my actions have a nice day miss."

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:05 27/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    83% of women overreact!

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:46 27/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's because the other 17% were too damn ugly to grope.

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    Comment by Myballz
    10:34 27/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They should of also made a follow up survey of Japanese women on what was there Bra Size was when they were grope that can be another factor.

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    Comment by masayuki
    14:43 27/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I say, this is a wonderful example of natural selection!

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:46 27/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Are they too polite that they can't scream for help? I understand from their perspective, but it just sux to remain defenseless....

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    Comment by hALOTOO
    22:31 27/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    The closet "grope" I ever experience is when the train suddenly stop and I felt something soft pressing me from behind, too bad I didn't get to see her face, well I guess imagination rules

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:48 27/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This survey is hard to believe, unless it includes gropes from 40 or 50 years ago!

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:00 27/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They already knew the problem, is it really hard for them to solve it?

    Well there are still lots of anons on a side note
    (I'm anon by day and user by night)

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:09 27/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Howabout better train systems?

    If there are Youtube videos and American ads of Japanese guards having to push people onto the train, you know there's a problem...

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:17 27/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Women should have their own carts separated from the men.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:02 13/04/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    They do this in Mexico City, they also do this here in Guadalajara in the most crowded bus route, and it works wonders ^^

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