Japanese company rolls out anti-groping device to shame sexual harassers. Writing instrument and stamp company Shachihata has launched an anti-groping device to help mark sexual harassers on public transport in Japan. The device allows victims to imprint their assailants with an invisible ink stamp in the shape of a hand - visible only under the UV light. The limited run of 500 stamps, retailing at $25, sold out in 30 minutes. In May, Shachihata announced it would develop the product after social media exploded with conversations around the groping problem in Japan’s public transport. Japan’s trains are notorious for gropers, or ‘chikan’ in Japanese, as the island country is ranked 110th out of 149 countries in the World Economic Forum’s 2018 Global Gender Gap Index. According to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police, there were 1,750 cases of groping, mostly on trains or at stations, registered in 2017. Most cases go unreported as victims are often too afraid to come forward, out of fear of retribution and public shaming. Japan has been grappling with the issues of sexual harassment. Two decades ago, the country introduced female-only cars in its trains to ensure the safety of women passengers. In 2009, anti-groping cameras were fitted on Tokyo’s commuter trains to the same end. However, the sexual crimes continue unabated till date.
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