While we recently learned that mayonnaise would be one of the things the world would miss if Japan were to disappear, it seems that Japan might not miss mayonnaise all that much if a recent incident is anything to go by.
News of a 25-year old man who has been involved in several incidents whereby he covered schoolgirls in mayonnaise when they passed him in train stations has angered netizens, who call his actions “perverted”.
Is this tantamount to sexual assault? Or was the man just trying to ensure the girls were appropriately dressed?
From Yahoo! Japan:
Man Arrested For Putting Mayonnaise On High School Girls In Kawanishi City, Hyogo Prefecture
A 25 year old male company worker, from Sakaemachi in Kawanishi city, has been charged with assault and arrested on January 9, after putting mayonnaise on a high school girl on an escalator in a train station. The suspect is said to have been unmistakably recognized.
On October 10th at around 7.10pm in Kawanishi-Noseguchi station, the suspect put mayonnaise on the back of a 15 year old female student from a private school in Itami-city, who was standing in front of him on the escalator down to the platform.
According to the police, the girl heard a strange sound on the escalator and turned around to see a man standing behind her. She realized what had happened straight after in the station toilets.
The police investigated 6 similar incidents that happened last October in the vicinity of the same station. The man was found from CCTV images.
Comments from Yahoo! Japan:
Is he an idiot?
A new type of mayonnaise lover… (-_-#)
I don’t understand the appeal, but someone who wastes food has an ugly heart
We’re not getting any less of these weirdos in the new year, then?
Was he trying to eat high school students?
What was his aim? I’m finding it really difficult to understand.
High school girls aren’t broccoli.
It symbolizes semen I guess.
According to the police, the girl heard a strange sound on the escalator and turned around to see a man standing behind her. She realised what had happened straight after in the station toilets.
So no-one around got involved then.
Write his real name.
Quite a novel idea, but don’t actually go and do it.
Don’t mistake girls for salad! …(´；ω；`)
What is mayonnaise for, huh? Put it on lettuce!
What’s more.. There were 6 incidents…
I can’t understand what he wants to do at all.
Put soy sauce on him!!!
I love mayonnaise and high school girls and I can’t forgive this!!!
I don’t see the appeal, kind of can’t understand why you’d be inclined to do that…