Police investigate the site where a car slammed into a group of 16 people in Otsu, western Japan. Photo: Kyodo

Japanese police seek tougher road rage laws, as reckless driving soars

  • Police are frustrated at the rising number of road rage incidents, and the lack of an effective deterrent under current laws
  • This comes as the number of reckless driving incidents in the country soared to over 10,000 last year
Topic |   Japan

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Police investigate the site where a car slammed into a group of 16 people in Otsu, western Japan. Photo: Kyodo
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Commuters cram into a train in Japan. With sexual assault rife on public transport, a variety of deterrents have been thought up. Photo: Alamy

Six ways Japanese women can deter gropers on trains and sexual harassment, from stickers to stamps

  • Sexual assault is so common on Japanese public transport that IT firms and even stationers offer solutions
  • Audible phone camera clicks, stamps, stickers and apps are among the innovations
Topic |   Japan

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Commuters cram into a train in Japan. With sexual assault rife on public transport, a variety of deterrents have been thought up. Photo: Alamy
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