Mayu Tomita was attacked in 2016. Photo: Twitter

Stabbed 60 times: Japanese pop idol Mayu Tomita sues police for inaction over obsessed fan, as stalking cases rise in the country

  • Tomita is seeking almost US$700,000 in damages over the 2016 attack, which she says happened because police had failed to take her reports seriously
  • The lawsuit comes as stalking incidents are on the rise in Japan, where the act is viewed as ‘not really a serious crime’, experts say
Topic |   Japan

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Mayu Tomita was attacked in 2016. Photo: Twitter
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