A denizen of 2ch relates the events he saw unfold on a packed Tokyo train.
From the VIP board:
Woman: “Hey! You just touched me! Get off the train with me now!”
Creepy Otaku: “Wha-It wasn’t me!”
Woman: “No, it was definitely you! Enough already, get off the train!”
Creepy Otaku: “…”
He’s done for… serves him right.
“Women are amazing aren’t they?
With one word, even if it is a lie, they can end your life completely!”
“I don’t know what really happened but if he was falsely accused I feel sorry for him.”
“If I make a serious reply the correct way of handling this is to dash and run.”
“Well, if you run and get away that works but if you are caught it’s over for you. I think you have to try and avoid getting off at all costs, and keep denying the accusations.”
“I’ll never forget that guy’s face. By the way it was the Seibu Shinjuku line.”
“I wasn’t finished – I’m still working.”
“He’s finished. If he has no witness to say he didn’t do he’s done for. All that remains is for them to take all his money and for him to lose his job.”
“Another sacrifice to some wretched woman.”
“What about the woman? If she was ugly it’s got to be false.”
“Why’d he go off with the woman if he didn’t do it?”
“Aren’t there any men only carriages yet? Oh, right, the feminazi’s source of income would disappear wouldn’t it?”
“Somebody put up that picture please.”
“How many of those are there anyway?”
“Something like 1 or 2 of every 10 on the Saikyo line.
I saw an old guy running at full pelt to catch a train, and he got unlucky and jumped aboard a woman only carriage. A station attendant immediately dragged him off the train and it departed. Seeing that breathless old guy standing there dumbfounded was really depressing.”
“Try stashing some gay porn in your bag. That’ll fox them.”
“My uncle was sacked after being caught (he says the charge was false). The victim offered to settle for cash but he was furious and instead she really got into it and told him she’d end his life.”
“Something like this… Tokyo is a scary place.”
The train was totally packed. The train was one of the ones with no straps near the doors for people to grab onto. I was hanging onto a strap with both hands.
I was too far away to see properly, but the creepy otaku was just a normal guy I think. When the train arrived at the station the guy got off with a woman in a suit after some talking, and there was a big fuss on the platform.
As there was nothing to hold onto I think it could well have been a false charge. The train was pretty beat up and it was a rough ride. He could have been guilty or innocent really.”
“It’d be best to have gender segregated carriages really.”
“From another thread in 2009:
When I was accused of being a chikan I accused them of being pickpockets.
Of course, I wasn’t actually a chikan, but on 2 occasions I was accused of it on trains. ‘You had your hand in my pocket – that’s called pickpocketing!’ I got out of false accusations twice this way – it’s true.
The first time the station staff didn’t know what to do and let me go.
The second time the accuser was a high school girl. When they told her they’d have to phone her school to do a check of her bag she broke down in tears and said she was probably mistaken. I pressed the matter and told them to check her bag, and she got even more upset. Then I said ‘if it’s that bad I’ll overlook it – I’ll forgive you and go home.’ They let me go.
A lot of these schoolgirls are apparently carrying cannabis or very large amounts of money [from prostitution] so being accused of being pickpockets would stick, and cannabis would obviously be the end for them.”
“I remember some idiot girl saying ‘if you’re hard up for cash just say someone groped you!’”
“A society which has you getting on those stupidly packed trains to commute… Honestly Tokyo is finished, it’s totally overcrowded and the infrastructure is completely inadequate – amongst global capitals it has to be the worst one around.”
“So this is equality.”