The increasing number of women-only carriages throughout the nation’s train network, amply proves that furtive buttock feeling is — amongst other activities — far from uncommon.
Segregating the sexes however could do nothing to stop a bizarre incident of arse related assault at the weekend, as two unsuspecting commuters had their bottoms surreptitiously slashed. The attacks taking place on different platforms at Tokyo’s notoriously busy Shinjuku station.
It seems that just after midnight on Saturday, a male commuter felt a sudden pain in his buttocks, and was surprised to find them bleeding. Shortly after a woman suffered the same unfortunate fate, although luckily neither of the victims was seriously injured. However they did require further treatment at a nearby hospital.
Due to the station being so packed, the serial slasher was not identified. Surveillance footage only managing to catch events after the attack, with a station worker saying, â€œThe woman was lying on the platform until paramedics rushed to the scene. Other passengers who surrounded her appeared worried about the incident.”
Meaning that for now at least, the buttock botherer remains at large.