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A man from Kyoto in Japan has been arrested for nibbling a young woman's foot. Since 2012, Kyoto has been plagued by the perpetrator of a series of criminal acts of podophilia whom cops had dubbed "the foot licker". Back in July, Akira Nishiyama, 56, allegedly lured a woman in her twenties into the driver's seat of his car to …

  1. cray74

    Sounds like serious crime was afoot

    (sorry)

    1. astrax

      Re: Sounds like serious crime was afoot

      Toe-tally unacceptable. He is soley responsible for his actions and as such should stand on his own two feet and take it like a man. She was clearly in a tight situation and tried to leg it, but the toerag got a foothold on her before she could run (she could've socked him one in the face I suppose). Give that callous git an ankle bracelet and, if the shoe fits, send him to a sweaty prison.

      1. Phil O'Sophical Silver badge

        Re: Sounds like serious crime was afoot

        I think you nailed it.

    2. Fungus Bob Silver badge

      Re: Sounds like serious crime was afoot

      "(sorry)"

      *Never* apologize.

  2. BoldMan

    What a Heel!

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      He needs a good shoeing.

      1. Antron Argaiv Silver badge
        Happy

        If he was in Australia, they'd give him The Boot!

        // no Bart Simpson icon?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    That was definitely ..

    .. in bad taste.

    Ugh.

    1. Mark 85 Silver badge
      Trollface

      Re: That was definitely ..

      Or maybe it just tastes bad.... different strokes for different folks and Japan is totally different.

  4. tiggity Silver badge

    Make it a career

    Given the bizarre popularity of those garra rufa pedicure places (your feet nibbled by little carp), maybe he should have offered his specialist pedicure services instead given what an odd market place it is.

    1. Spudley

      Re: Make it a career

      So you're saying he should get his clients to foot the bill?

  5. PNGuinn
    Facepalm

    "When she sat down, however, Nishiyama sprung at her right ankle"

    And that's what you get when people drive on the wrong side of the road.

    Could never happen in Blighty.

    1. Mephistro Silver badge
      Happy

      Re: "When she sat down, however, Nishiyama sprung at her right ankle"

      "Could never happen in Blighty."

      Nor in Japan*! Unless the victim sat in the copilot's seat, of course.

      * In Japan they also drive on the left.

      1. Mage Silver badge

        Re: "When she sat down, however, Nishiyama sprung at her right ankle"

        Except in Okinawa due to USA presence. They also manage to have 50Hz AND 60Hz electricity on same landmass (I forget which bit).

        Used Japanese cars from Japan used to be popular in Ireland. The UK ones have been more popular in recent years.

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: "When she sat down, however, Nishiyama sprung at her right ankle"

          South Korea have (or had in the 90's) 249v 60hz in some places just to really confuse

          1. kain preacher Silver badge

            Re: "When she sat down, however, Nishiyama sprung at her right ankle"

            japan has 120v @ 50/60hz just to mess with you.

    2. You aint sin me, roit

      Re: "When she sat down, however, Nishiyama sprung at her right ankle"

      It might not happen in Blighty because we are more concerned with getting mouth verrucas, but not because of the seating arrangements..

      "lured a woman in her twenties into the driver's seat of his car to help him check the vehicle's brakes"

      She was sat on the right (as in the UK) so her right foot would have been more easily accessible.

      1. Adrian 4 Silver badge

        Re: "When she sat down, however, Nishiyama sprung at her right ankle"

        For small values of accessible. Presumably he dived his head into the footwell. Difficult to see how that trapped her for half an hour.

  6. kain preacher Silver badge

    If this happened in London I 'd be surprise . If this happened in the state a Florida I just be shocked that the guy did not got shot, not that it happened. If it happened in NYC I would expect the foot licker to be missing some teeth and some stab wounds.

  7. DougS Silver badge

    Half an hour?

    Given that her foot has to be in his face for him to lick it, you'd think she have banged her heel into his nose and gotten away.

  8. Stevie Silver badge

    Bah!

    We had one of these on Long Island back in the 90s. He would lie in ambush and spring out and slobber all over some woman's boots as she passed.

    One set her dog on him as I recall.

    This Johnny-Come-Lately-San runs a poor second in chutzpah.

  9. John H Woods

    We need to stamp out these sick podo's!

  10. anoco

    MAJAGA

    Isn't Japan Great? Let's Make Japan Great Again!!

    Nishiyama for Prime Minister!! Nishiyama 2018!!

  11. Drew 11

    What made it a "sexual" assault exactly? Maybe he likes the taste of salt?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      I think you mean cheese.

    2. Baldy50

      Salt!!!!

      The host of bacteria this guy is consuming makes me want to upchuck at the very thought of it.

      She must have been a willing participant, every time I've touched a woman's foot I nearly lost teeth!

      OK, they were all ticklish or I was doing it wrong IDK.

      At North Cheshire College back in the eighties, we almost cleared 5 levels by letting some of the acid (concentrated) produced from foot odour free to wander the halls.

      1. heyrick Silver badge

        "by letting some of the acid (concentrated) produced from foot odour free to wander the halls."

        What? It, like, evolved and wandered around by itself? I'd get the hell out of there too...

  12. Olivier2553 Silver badge

    Not only in Japan

    I remember we had a case in France, a guy coming into the houses of old women to lick their feet at night.

    We also had a politician who faced charges because he was a bit to insistent in giving his staff foot massages.

    But wasn't in in Victorian England that you used to cover the feet of the tables, deeming it too erotic?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Not only in Japan

      "But wasn't in in Victorian England that you used to cover the feet of the tables, deeming it too erotic?"

      The evidence that this was actually the case is pretty sparse- at best, it's likely down to an isolated incident (possibly in the US, not England) that grew legs and was reported as being much more widespread than was the case in reality:-

      http://knowledgenuts.com/2013/07/21/the-victorians-didnt-cover-their-table-legs/

      http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=59348

  13. chivo243 Silver badge

    I see what you did!

    Foot licker story in Bootnotes.... +1 for El Reg!

  14. disgruntled yank Silver badge

    With all due respect to Japan

    I'm not sure they are that far out there. Dick Morris, who was a PR consultant for the Clintons before switching allegiances, got found out about 20 years ago paying for the opportunity for this kind of thing. He did the usual Washingtonian resign/rehab/return* thing and is occasionally found offering punditry.

    * According to Google Books, Rhodes's advice to Parnell was "Resign, marry, return"; I doubt that would have restored Parnell's career, and as far as I know Morris's marriage survived the toe-related infidelity.

  15. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Emoji moment

    Bit odd to see a Reg article on James Cordon tonight.

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