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chikanMy friends and I are preparing for a trip for Japan. I was gaining knowledge about Japan using the handy dandy Japan travel guide and learning the terms and definitions in the glossary. I came across something very amusing, and no it’s not the word that’s hilarious, it’s the definition.

Chikan (痴漢, チカン, or ちかん) is a Japanese term meaning “molester” or “pervert”

I know that Japanese have a word for everything, literally. Really it doesn’t surprise me, but the main point to make here is that this is on a Japanese travel guide, perhaps warning people to be aware and or stay away from trains and enclosed spaces. I’m worried now, are you?

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3 responses

  1. CitiesTurnedToDust

    Actually, I’d heard in the past there were entire magazines devoted to this pastime, but the only thing I could find was this disgusting article on how to do it “correctly.”

    July 2, 2009 at 3:15 pm

  2. LeQa7b Very true! Makes a chagne to see someone spell it out like that. 🙂

    April 17, 2011 at 10:42 am

  3. Mo87C0 dcmfwgjlukcq

    April 23, 2011 at 5:36 am

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