Look at that title. This is our world. Weird. But personal safety is important. We can buy mace or pepper spray to fend off attackers, whistles and tasers. But now we have something new.
In Japan, a stationery company based in Nagoya by the name of Shachihata has started to sell what they call the Anti-Nuisance Stamp. This stamp uses UV ink that marks the person it has been stamped on. This is similar to how some clubs use UV ink marks on patrons who enter the establishment.
This stamp was designed to help women fight back against perverts on trains. You may not know that the country faces an issue of “chikan” or sexual harassment where men take advantage of the crowdedness of trains to molest and grope women. Well, now they will be in trouble.
The stamp will allow women to quickly stamp their attackers without them necessarily knowing about it. After that, if the women were to report the incident to the police, the stamp can help identify the groper. The company has sold out of its entire batch on the first day of it going on sale, so this is something that people want and they are buying.