6 Ways to Avoid ‘Chikan’ Perverts in Tokyo

6 Ways to Avoid ‘Chikan’ Perverts in Tokyo

There is a kind of aberrant male behavior that females should be aware of in Tokyo: ‘chikan’. Loosely translated, chikan means ‘pervert’ and describes any male who molests females in public places; these repellent inadequates have been an unfortunate part of the Japanese landscape for as long as I can remember. However, I must stress that Tokyo remains one of the safest cities in the world for women; in most areas, women can still walk home at night without fear of being molested. [Continue Reading…]