At the university entrance exam
Japan’s police warn schoolgirls about subway gropers
In Japan, the two-day university entrance exams are coming up. The police warns especially prospective female students against subway gropers. Many don’t report the gropers because they don’t want to be late for the exam.
In Japan, the entrance exams for the university are coming up.
Japan’s police warn schoolgirls against subway gropers as they take national university entrance exams. At Tokyo’s Shinjuku central station, with its millions of passengers every day, before the start of the two-day tests, in which hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren across the country take part at the same time, the police called for an end to the “chikan” (groper) problem, as the newspaper “Nikkan Sports” reported on Wednesday reported.
In Japan’s chronically overcrowded subways, women can easily become victims of gropers. «Chikan» is such a serious problem that at certain times there are compartments for women only.
The two days of the exam decide on the future of the university and thus also on the career of the young Japanese. The stress for the young people is correspondingly high. Traffic reports and weather forecasts are closely monitored to ensure that you can show up at the national test centers on the day the test starts. Hotels in the area are fully booked. Exceptions are only made in the case of illness with a doctor’s certificate.
Subway gropers take advantage of desperation
Japan’s subway gropers know that young people are doing everything they can to show up for the test. According to the newspaper, there are always malicious posts on the Internet, such as one from last year, in which someone wrote: “The examinees don’t report this, you can grope them as much as you want”. The police crack down on perpetrators on trains, and those convicted face imprisonment. In order not to be suspected, some men always keep their arms up in the full lanes. (SDA)