The sale or purchase of used underwear has been banned in Tokyo for quite some time now, but it seems nearby Kanagawa Prefecture has substantially stiffened its laws governing such practices; making even the encouragement of used panty purchasing illegal. This hitherto unknown adjustment in the regulations becoming news after a 24-year-old man was arrested for pestering several schoolgirls to sell him their panties.
The students stated that the as yet unnamed man followed them in his car for about 140 metres, continually offering to buy their underwear. Allegedly entreating the girls with such pleas as, “Your skirt is caught up. I’ll buy your panties for 1,000 yen and your bra for 500 yen. Sell ’em to me.”
As embarrassing as this whole episode is, the young gentleman in question admitted to the allegations, claiming, “I had no idea what I was doing was a crime. They were wearing really short skirts and I got all excited. I didn’t want new panties, I wanted used ones.”
The ‘used’ part of this confession will presumably be the panty perverts downfall, as the Kanagawa Prefectural Government ordinance aimed at providing youth with a wholesome upbringing, clearly states that it is forbidden to sell, or encourage to sell, any used underwear belonging to under18s that contains traces of faeces, urine, saliva or other bodily fluids.
A law that it has to be said contains more than enough information.