Constructing sexual risk: ‘Chikan’, collapsing male authority and the emergence of women-only train carriages in Japan

  title={Constructing sexual risk: ‘Chikan’, collapsing male authority and the emergence of women-only train carriages in Japan},
  author={Mitsutoshi Horii and Adam Burgess},
  journal={Health, Risk \& Society},
  pages={41 - 55}
Women-only train carriages have been introduced in Japan as a response to widespread groping (chikan) by men. In August 2007, 155 young women completed a survey at a variety of locations in central Tokyo, mainly at the popular meeting places, Shinjuku and Shibuya. The survey involved face-to-face interviews conducted mainly by young female interviewers. The numbers involved are insufficient for rigorous statistical analysis and in this pilot study we were principally interested in further… 

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