On Monday, an Asahi Shimbun editor was arrested for allegedly flashing his genitalia on a crowded bus.
The accused however claims the incident was a complete misunderstanding, as he wears a prosthetic leg and was merely adjusting its position. The 43 year-old man was arrested after a schoolgirl complained to the bus driver, who then reported the incident to the police.
Despite such denials, prosecutors remain confident that they have taken the right decision. Stating that “We have decided to prosecute him after comprehensively examining the testimonies [sorry] of the schoolgirl and the driver”
The nation’s publications have had a field day with this story, sporting headlines along the lines of he doesn’t have a leg to stand on, and other similarly cheap shots. But here at Tokyo Times, coverage is much more balanced. Oops.