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15th December
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A Tokyoite reassesses her view of Japan: no country that is safe foreign females

I’ve lived in Japan off and on for quite some time, and I’ve always felt safe on my bike right here, especially when I usually see young and women that are old biking at all hours for the evening. But after a meeting a couple of weeks ago, personally i think just as if this false feeling of protection happens to be stripped away.

Cycling home at 8:30 p.m. on a street that is well-lit Tokyo, we sensed another biker by my side, therefore I slowed up to let him pass.

When this occurs he instantly cut over, trapped me against a parked car and grabbed my tire.He started yelling at me personally in Japanese, but the one and only thing i really could demonstrably comprehend was “You took this bike!” we insisted that I experienced maybe perhaps not and attempted to distance themself, nevertheless the guy ended up being strong and continued yanking to my bicycle. I got myself it from the store brand-new, therefore I knew it wasn’t taken. In addition didn’t think he wanted that it was my bicycle.

We yelled, both in English and Japanese, “assist! Call the police!” Lots of people observed the fracas but did absolutely nothing to assist. He pulled me across a street high in traffic, shortly blocking cars, but everyone just appeared to ignore it. (more…)