On Monday, an Asahi Shimbun editor was arrested for allegedly flashing his genitalia on a crowded bus.
The accused however claims the incident was a complete misunderstanding, as he wears a prosthetic leg and was merely adjusting its position. The 43 year-old man was arrested after a schoolgirl complained to the bus driver, who then reported the incident to the police.
Despite such denials, prosecutors remain confident that they have taken the right decision. Stating that â€œWe have decided to prosecute him after comprehensively examining the testimonies [sorry] of the schoolgirl and the driverâ€
The nation’s publications have had a field day with this story, sporting headlines along the lines of he doesn’t have a leg to stand on, and other similarly cheap shots. But here at Tokyo Times, coverage is much more balanced. Oops.