Sex Predators Brag About Groping Schoolgirls on Japan’s Most Important Exam Day

Sexual predators bragged on social media about their plans to grope female high school students boarding trains on their way to take Japan’s National Center Test, a standardized college entrance exam administered once every year.

In a recent report, NHK’s News Watch 9 revealed a disturbing collection of social media posts from audacious sex predators about groping school girls on public transportation, also known as chikan, on Jan. 13 and 14, the test days for 2018.

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According to SoraNews24, some of the posts included:

“Tomorrow’s the Center Test, and the forecast for chikan is great.”

“The number-one chance for chikan is on the days of the Center Test.”

“Since the Center Test takes place tomorrow, the conditions are perfect for chikan. All right, gonna hop on the train tomorrow and have a little nice communication with the girls.”

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“You can feel up girls headed to the Center Test all you want and get off scot-free!!!”

“The Center Test is tomorrow? It’s a chikan carnival!”

“I just realized something amazing. If you grope a girl on the day of the Center Test, you won’t get caught, right?”

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These perverted maniacs were reportedly taking advantage of the fact that the test is offered only once a year and all examinees must take it from 9:30 a.m. Students cannot take the test if they arrive late.

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In addition, bringing chikan up to authorities is time-consuming. The victim must wait after an incident for the next station, find the right personnel and provide a statement if no form of altercation took place.

This suggests that students, who are already stressed out and pressured to perform well, will be in a hurry and have no time to report the chikan when it happens.

Thankfully, Japanese police found no increase in chikan during this year’s Center Test, though it can be speculated that victims chose to keep silent instead — as most did for the longest time.

Featured Images: Left: Nesnad/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0), Right: David Monniaux/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)

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