Man Asks School Girl For Directions, Police Issue Alert

A man was reported to the Aichi police for asking a Japanese schoolgirl for directions

It was recently revealed on a Japanese public safety information site that an alert had been issued by the Aichi Prefectural Police for a man who had asked a high-school girl for directions to the station.

When the alert was reposted on, it soon caught the attention of netizens. Despite having only been posted yesterday, December 4, it has already attracted thousands of comments and thousands of tweets.This is the latest in a series of incidents where men have been reported to the police without having committed a specific offense.

The alert issued by the police is translated below with a selection of netizen comments. Do you think the man had an ulterior motive? Or is he actually the victim of the story?

Man Who Asked A Female Student ‘Which Way is the Station?’ Reported to Police

Patonetto Aichi Suspicious Individual Information

■ Time of Incident
7pm December 3 2012

■ Location of Incident
Komaki City, Horinouchi 3 choume

■ Situation
A man asked a female student on her way home from school ‘Which way is the station?’

■ Suspect(s)
A man, around 30 years of age, approximately 165cm tall, slim build, short black hair, wearing a black jumper with a hood, and trousers that appeared to be black jeans, riding a bicycle

■ Information Distribution
Komaki Police

The police alert issued for the man who asked the girl for directions in Aichi

The alert issued by the police

Comments from


※So nothing happened.


It’s pretty audacious to ask someone a question knowing that it’s a crime to even greet someone.


It’s unusual for the guy to be of slim build and not a bit of a chunker.

ジャガランディ(やわらか銀行)[in response to comment above]:

He was wearing black though. That says it all.


How could anyone be so diabolical as to purposely target a school-girl to ask the way.


Well, if you’re asking the way, you have to ask a man or an old woman. And when you’re complacent about telling people the way, you could even end up getting kidnapped and bundled into a car.


Alerts like this are the norm now.


I don’t like living in suspicion of people like this>_<


His face must have been life-threateningly disgusting.


Damn girl, just employ a chauffeur to pick you up and take you home!


With this kind of momentum before long there’ll be alerts about men breathing air from the same region as a girl…..


Well, if you really want to know the way you wouldn’t ask a bloody girl. Look at a map or something. Anyway it seems like a place where there would have been a lot of other people around at 7pm.


So is this a crime in the first place?


Seems like even a father walking with his own daughter would get reported.


Come on, it’s suicide to strike up a conversation with a high-school girl.


So even the slim guys are getting done over, huh….


You’re a suspicious individual if you don’t have a smart phone or GPS in your car, then..?

Comments from Itai News:

Posted by あ :

I think it’s crazy that a 30 year old man doesn’t know the way. Is he just a wandering fool?

Posted by   :

There are pervs who pretend that they’re asking the way though. They usually ask the way to a place that you couldn’t really miss, and you answer politely even though you think it’s a bit strange. There are times when I’ve been pissed off when it turns out the guy is a weirdo, and he just says something obscene after I’ve told him the way. Once, someone asked me the way from inside their car, and I was almost dragged inside. Scum who abuse people’s goodwill can just die.

Posted by 名無しさんによるSTF :

Guess it depends on the person, but this guy that spoke to that girl must have been a fugly bastard. If he’d been hot there’s no way he would have been reported.

432. Posted by   :

Get involved with a woman and your life’s over.
How can anyone find love in this kind of society? They say that in recent times men aren’t very forward, but these days there’s always the possibility that if you even speak to a girl you’ll get reported and arrested, so why the hell would you talk to one? The advantages do not outweigh the disadvantages. But women seem to think that they’re so great that men will be prepared to take the risk. They think they are worth more than the man’s life.

Posted by :

So high-school girls are not only untouchable but un-talkable to?

Posted by あ :

Everyone, let’s be careful! Get close to one of these precious women and you’ll get reported! If one of them comes within a 5m radius of you, run away!

Posted by あ :

The other day, I asked a Korean university student the way, and they answered be very kindly. That’s pretty rare in Japan.

Posted by あ :

It’s not so difficult to understand, is it? If it was usual for an adult male to ask a school-girl the way, then it wouldn’t have been reported, but the reality is that there are people who’ve been flirted with, been victims of crimes or whatever after that, so there’s nothing for it but to be suspicious of a man who asks Lolita the way. I’m sure she only told the police to be on the safe side.

Posted by あ :

I’ve heard stories about guys who’ve been treated as molesters just for picking up a handkerchief that a girl had dropped and handing it back to her w. Ultimately, women only see what’s on the outside, and they crush people’s goodwill without a second thought. No matter what happens, it’s better to approach girls with caution.

Share This Article
Help us maintain a vibrant and dynamic discussion section that is accessible and enjoyable to the majority of our readers. Please review our Comment Policy »
Personals @ chinaSMACK - Meet people, make friends, find lovers? Don't be so serious!»