Japanese anti-grope phone application

In Japan there is a problem of women being groped by on trains. As a way to combat this an anti-grope application was written for mobile phones games developer Takahashi.

Released back in 2005, but only recently becoming popular, the application displays a series of warnings of increasing anger, from “Excuse me, did you just grope me?” up to “Shall we head to the police?” (all in Japanese of course). The idea behind the application is for women to “scare away perverts with minimum hassle and without attracting attention“.

An interesting idea, but when I went looking for the program in Google I came across lots of news sites with the same article [1, 2, 3, 4] and blogs [a, b, c, d, e, f, ] that reference it, but no actual download sites.

Thought, after some searching I managed to find this blog post with links to the application and another blog post that actually explained the background to the story.

Links to the aplication and reviews mentioned in the AP articles (all in Japanese of course):

And it would have been nice if the original article included these links. Though I wouldn’t have been able to complain about it if they had. :)

(Yes I’m referencing stuff posted about a week ago, I just haven’t had any spare time to write up this post)

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