You Can Get Groping Insurance In Japan

July 24, 2017 in Daily Bulletin

Channel News Asia wrote about Japan’s subway system:

  • Japan’s rush hour trains are notorious for incidents of sexual harassment.
  • The trains are so packed that it’s hard to know who the true perpetrator is – leading to the potential for the wrong person to get accused.
  • Enter the insurance industry. One company sells a ¥6,400 (US$ 57) “false groping accusation benefit” insurance plan that’ll pay the accused’s legal fees.
  • Use of the policy recently spiked, with the company behind the policy receiving hundreds of claims in the past month.
  • Other attempts to reduce incidents of sexual assault include women only carriages during busy periods.

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