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Japan anti-groper app now a smash hit


Japan anti-groper app now a smash hithome/News/World/Japan anti-groper app now a smash hitTOKYO: A Tokyo police smartphone app to scare off molesters has become a smash hit in Japan, where women have long run the gauntlet of groping on packed rush-hour trains. Please help.”The app had been downloaded more than 237,000 times, an “unusually high figure” for a public service app, said police official Keiko Toyamine. The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department quietly launched the free Digi Police app three years ago. “I tend to be vigilant on Tokyo trains as dodgy men can happen to be in front of me at any time,” Kimura said. Reina Oishi, a 21-year-old university student in Tokyo, also said: “I want to download the app as I have been groped so many times.”AFP


Source: Manila Times May 21, 2019 16:37 UTC



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