I really am looking for positive news to write about but this kind of randomly violent crime just keeps jumping out at me.
If you’ve been to Osaka, you probably know the big Hep Five mall (with the big Ferris Wheel on top). At the North entrance to Hep Five, two guys approached a girl in an attempt to do “nampa” or picking up a girl you don’t know on the street.
The girl was a 21 year old nail artist. The men were between the ages of 25 and 30. One, the one that cut the girl, was slightly overweight wearing a baseball cap, sunglasses, and a white jacket. The other one was wearing an orange checked shirt.
When the girl ignored the guys, they punched her two or three times and then one of them took out a 10cm bladed object and cut her left cheek.
A girl at the scene was interviewed as having said that guys often try to pick girls up near Hep Five, but because of the number of people around she didn’t think it would ever be dangerous to turn them down.