Man accused of assaulting woman after pick-up fails
tokyoreporter.com -- Jul 17
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 38-year-old man over the alleged assault of a woman in Toshima Ward after she declined his romantic advances, reports Nippon News Network (July 16).

In April, Ryoma Matsuoka, of no known occupation, is alleged to have repeatedly beaten the woman, aged in her 20s, in the face on a pathway near JR Ikebukuro Station.

The woman suffered a broken nose, police said.

“We got into a dispute and I hit [her] with my fist,” the suspect told police in admitting to the allegations.

Prior to the incident, Matsuoka called out to the woman in an attempt to nampa, or pick her up. When he stood in front of her, she tried to push him away with her hand.

Police are now investigating whether Matsuoka was behind similar cases involving other women.

ナンパを無視されたことに逆上し、女性の顔を殴った疑いです。  松岡龍馬容疑者(38)は4月、東京・豊島区のJR池袋駅前の路上で20代の女性にナンパを無視されて「邪魔だ」と言われたことに逆上し、顔面を殴るなどの暴行を加えてけがをさせた疑いが持たれています。女性は鼻の骨を折る重傷です。警視庁によりますと、松岡容疑者は女性が倒れ込んだ後も腹を蹴るなどの暴行を続けたということです。取り調べに対して「ナンパした女性と口論になり、顔を殴ってしまった」と容疑を認めています。
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