Gropings Prompt Yokohama Schools to Demand Women-Only Trains

The severe groping problem faced by female students has prompted four Yokohama-area private girls’ schools to launch a petition demanding that East Japan Railway Co. (JR East) provide women-only train cars.

The petition drive has collected 10,000 signatures for a women’s car on the outbound trains on the JR Negishi Line from Yokohama to the Ofuna station in an affluent area near Kamakura. The four schools are Yokohama Jogakuin Girls School, Doremus School, Yokohama Futaba Gakuen and Ferris Girls’ Junior and Senior High School.

The petition drive was initiated last December by a member of the Yokohama Jogakuin student council. The school receives reports of about 10 groping incidents a year though it believes many more incidents go unreported. In April the school sought the cooperation of the other three girls’ schools which are all located near Ishikawacho Station on the Yokohama to Ofuna line. The schools have been collecting signatures from parents and other locals.

The vice principal of Yokohama Jogakuin said the groping incidents may scar the victims and cause them to develop a distrust of men.

Women-only cars have been introduced on some lines in the Tokyo area due to a pervasive groping problem during peak commuting hours. In 2010 JR introduced one on the Keihin-Tohoku-Negishi Line for trains from Ofuna to Tokyo’s Shinagawa Station during weekday morning rush hour.

JR’s Yokohama branch will consider introducing women-only cars from Yokohama to Ofuna stations once it receives the petition, a spokesman said.



Cleo · Jun 6, 08:30 PM · #

If people are so devastated by Adam Lanza shooting in Sandy Hook and the Game of Thrones’ Red Wedding, does this mean they feel something about Japan and Germany exactly that to our schools and our weddings?

Cleo · Jun 24, 09:23 AM · #

so last night’s new episode of Princesses Long Island had Casey claiming that when she was at “camp” they taught the girls to “give blowjobs.” – get it? concentration camp – Joy division

and last week, Erica in her constant state of breaking down, says at the dinner table that she reportedly has “900 boyfriends” because in high school – all the boys wanted her. And blonde Casey hates her for “stealing” her boyfriend. Get it?

And all the girls on the show have on article of clothing, one piece of jewelry and hair reminiscent of ancient Jewish fashion.

remember on that youtube only K-town show – when the token Chinese (aptly named “Scarlet) was the stripper, COVERED in tattoos and prone to be foul-mouthed and a Japanese “boyfriend” in her past?

Get it?

I find these hidden messages so unsatisfying like biting halfway into something crunchy and then letting the rest of the piece sit in your mouth getting soggy.

When are we going to expose Akihito? he’s never had to stand up for himself or lose before so he thinks we’re all chicken for letting him continue to get away with it. Why else is he still in the catbird seat, looking down on others? To what does he attribute to deserving to disdain others?

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