Female passengers in Tokyo queue for a "Women Only" carriage before the pandemic. Over the years many women have been groped by men and the taking of illicit photographs – upskirting –is on the rise. Photo: AFP
Female passengers in Tokyo queue for a "Women Only" carriage before the pandemic. Over the years many women have been groped by men and the taking of illicit photographs – upskirting –is on the rise. Photo: AFP
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Japan records surge in upskirt photography, perverts ‘bored’ amid pandemic to blame, experts say

  • ‘Closure of sex businesses, better equipment’ enable perpetrators to take more illegal pictures
  • Move follows government measures to tackle technology used in crimes, particularly against young people

Female passengers in Tokyo queue for a "Women Only" carriage before the pandemic. Over the years many women have been groped by men and the taking of illicit photographs – upskirting –is on the rise. Photo: AFP
Female passengers in Tokyo queue for a "Women Only" carriage before the pandemic. Over the years many women have been groped by men and the taking of illicit photographs – upskirting –is on the rise. Photo: AFP
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