Teru Takagi, a 40-year-old government worker, has joined the growing ranks of public servants arrested for sexual deviancy. Or to use the technical jargon, for violation of a prefectural ordinance that forbids people from creating a public nuisance.
Mr. Takagi was traveling to work on a busy train, when for reasons known only to himself, he began groping the thighs of a young woman stood next to him. Rather surprisingly the woman put up with this for a few minutes, but presumably as Takagi-san showed no signs of stopping, she asked him to get off the train at the next stop.
Why Takagi agreed to this is a mystery. Unless of course he mistakenly thought that the woman was enjoying having her thighs rubbed, and wanted to continue the sordid business in a rather less crowded environment. But whatever the reason, get off the train he did, and at that point found that he was the one getting grabbed, as his victim held him by his tie and alerted a station official.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries’ Regional Agricultural Administration Office where Mr. Takagi works wouldn’t offer a comment until all the details were confirmed. But if the whole Incident wasn’t embarrassing enough, the area covered by this department is the appropriately named Kinki region.
Oh how I’ve longed for such a story from this unfortunately titled area!