Anorak | AKB48: Japanese Girlgroup Attacked With A Saw

AKB48: Japanese Girlgroup Attacked With A Saw

by | 27th, May 2014



RECENTLY, women’s rights have been shoved to the forefront of the debate, thanks to a number of dreadful events. It has been difficult for some men to read the #YesToWomen hashtag, which has shown just how unsettling life can be for women.

While most men aren’t to blame for all that befalls women, most things that befall our female buddies is at the hands of men.

And so, to Japan, where two members of hugely popular Japanese pop group AKB48 were left hospitalised after a fan attacked them with a saw.


Rina Kawaei and Anna Iriyama, both teenagers, were meeting with fans in Takizawa on Sunday, when a man lunged at them and slashed at them with a saw. Both women were injured and suffered wounds on their hands and heads and a member of the band’s staff was also injured.

Police have arrested a 24-year-old man, identified as Satoru Umeta and all future appointments have been cancelled for the foreseeable future.

This comes on the back of the misogynistic cries of Elliot Rodger, the 22-year-old who went on a killing spree in California on Friday night because women didn’t respond to

You have already read 1 premium article for free today
Access immediately the premium content with Multipass

Or come back tomorrow

Posted: 27th, May 2014 | In: Music, News Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed: RSS 2.0 | TrackBack | Permalink