According to police the incident occurred on a street in Taito Ward in April. The suspect Kenichi Sato a company employee forcibly kissed the man who is in his 20s and fondled his chest before he realized his victim was not a woman Fuji TV reported. After the victim resisted Saito fled.
However the incident was captured on street surveillance camera footage which led to Saito’s arrest.
Police said Saito has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he was drunk at the time and that the man was wearing what he thought were women’s clothes.
LagunaAug. 16 07:10 am JST
seadog538Aug. 16 07:39 am JST
Could've been worse---could've molested a woman thinking she was a man!
JonathanJoAug. 16 07:39 am JST
Should've gone to Specsavers.
ThePBotAug. 16 10:34 am JST
"In my defense clearly I had no intention of molesting that man."
KniknaknokkaerAug. 16 09:25 am JST
Ashley ShibaAug. 16 10:12 am JST
LOL this man’s name is out there for everyone to see. If he still has a job he will be a laughing stock among all his colleagues and they will never stop. If he quits no one will hire him all good.
commanteerAug. 16 12:52 pm JST
[Quite telling to see how many here find molestation amusing.]
Quite right. Nothing at all amusing about this story. Must restrain the impulse to laugh.....
YubaruAug. 16 06:50 am JST
Titillation article of the day?
MonozukiAug. 16 08:04 am JST
Ha-ha. The story has really ended up a ludicrous farce. Yes this time around it makes a lot of sense that he was drunk at the time. :)
哈哈。这个故事真是一出荒诞的闹剧。 是的，这个作案时间很能说明他那个时候喝醉了... :)
ozziedesignerAug. 16 08:45 am JST
The wonder of Beer goggles eh !
LudditeAug. 16 05:16 pm JST
A person was sexually molested and the majority here thinks this is funny. Shame on you.
inkochiAug. 16 03:33 pm JST
GoodlucktoyouAug. 16 09:00 am JST
I sometimes have to ask my partner is that a man or women?
Red sunsAug. 16 10:42 am JST
“It’s a trap!”
EppeeAug. 16 11:34 am JST
We definitely need the surveillance camera footage...
ToshihiroAug. 16 09:20 am JST
Some people really look ambiguous today in that guy's defense but that groper got what he deserves. Poor victim though I can't imagine him telling that story to his friends coworkers and family: "He guys guess what I just got molested today - by a guy"
commanteerAug. 16 02:12 pm JST
[I none of you splitting your sides today never get assaulted.]
I have been. More than once. But like the victim in the story I was a grown man. And I laughed about it later. (Of course I was annoyed at the time.) There are "assaults" and there are assaults. No reason to confuse the two.
gogogoToday 05:51 am JST
Funny as hell!
KaishuAug. 16 10:46 am JST
must have been one of these boy band members can’t tell the difference sometimes.
Toasted HereticAug. 16 11:50 am JST
Quite telling to see how many here find molestation amusing.
Japan sure does attract some interesting people.
KaishuAug. 16 12:18 pm JST
Not the molestation itself more so the fact that this idiot ended up molesting a man....and got a little just dearest. Soap box must be a bit crowded up there today.
extankerToday 02:14 am JST
[Says as much about a certain aspect of Japan as it does about a certain section of foreign residents.]
Yes it says that some of us handle things differently than others.
As a male I probably be disgusted by it in the moment but I know it would very quickly become a 'you're not going to believe what just happened' story to tell my friends. I very much would be laughing it off.
Why would I let it get to me? Sometimes you just have to be able to laugh at things or you're going to go nuts. If you find it to be no laughing matter I respect that but please don't judge those of us who would handle it differently.
Educator60Aug. 16 11:03 am JST
I don’t care what kind of person the molester thought he was assaulting nor what kind of person it actually was. Assault is assault. Nothing funny about it.
Chico3Aug. 16 03:42 pm JST
It's August and this took place in April? That was a long wait.
DaDudeAug. 16 10:57 pm JST
He needs to get with the times coming out is becoming a norm in Japan.
Do the hustleAug. 16 09:55 am JST
I don’t find anything amusing about this.
u_s__reamerAug. 16 03:42 pm JST
Molestation is socially unacceptable but it is another albeit unwelcome reminder of the deep-rooted ineradicable biological drive that along with its undisputed delights causes us humans so much grief and pain the only cure for which seems to be old age and death.
BungleAug. 16 06:58 pm JST
I’ve heard a lot of young Japanese men mistake erse for quim.
With apologies to the film Rob Roy.
shogun36Aug. 16 01:11 pm JST
Ahhh where to begin here? You could literally go to any major train station in Japan at any time of day and spot at least 3 of these if not more Japanese guys who are more feminine and prettier than women. I'm sure Kenichi got what he was looking for his victim just wasn't paid well enough.