Under the ordinance, the sentence is usually six months in jail or a 500,000 yen (,500) fine.Police officers usually decide whether more serious groping-related cases, where the violations include penetration, should be filed under Article 176 of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.When she reached home, she repeatedly washed the spot where he had pressed himself against her, although she was conscious of not spending too long in the toilet, in case her family noticed that something was wrong.Some years later, on her first day of senior high school, she was groped on the commute home.Tokyo, Japan - Tamaka Ogawa was about 10 years old when she was sexually assaulted for the first time. A man standing behind her pulled down the band of her culottes and underwear, touched her bare bottom, then pressed himself against her.She recalls feeling shocked and physically sickened.
"[For] society at large, it's not a big problem; that's the kind of double standard [between] the victims' viewpoint and the social viewpoint." In Ogawa's opinion, society normalises groping as something that just happens.I'm not going to give up" and features a picture of policemen catching perpetrators. High school pupils, art school students, and freelance designers - many telling her it was the first time they'd thought about the issue - submitted 441 designs from which Matsunaga selected five.Her organisation gave away about 500 and three police stations handed out more.Takako Tonooka, the pseudonym she has used in interviews with the Japan Times, confided in her mother, and the two tried various solutions to stop the attacks.They bought a stuffed toy which says "Don't do it" when pulled.started practising saying "Stop it" and "No" at home.