Brutal beating of two Japanese tourists in Kakaako makes news headlines in Japan


PARK. TWO JAPANESE TOURISTS WERE ATTACKED IN A PUBLIC RESTROOM — ONE OF THE TOURISTS ALMOST HAD HIS TEETH KNOCKED OUT. THE ATTACK EVEN GOT THE ATTENTION OF THE JAPANESE CONSULATE. BRIGETTE NAMATA HAS BEEN LOOKING INTO THIS. SHE JOINS US NOW WITH MORE ON WHAT HAPPENED…BRIGETTE? BRIGETTE: DASH, THE ATTACK HAPPENED ON MONDAY, JUST BEFORE 11 A-M IN THE MEN’S BATHROOM AT MOTHER WALDRON PARK. THE TOURISTS WERE NOT VICTIMS OF THEFT – JUST AN UNEXPLAINED BEATING… AND THE NEWS MADE IT ALL THE WAY TO JAPAN. Kakaako: a neighborhood made up of glittering high- rises, trendy eateries, and murals. MORNING BREW KAKAAKO: “It’s becoming this hip, and trendy place that’s up and coming here.” The manager at Morning Brew Kakaako says the murals are the “talk-of-the- town” – in other countries. LOUIE ANTHONY SICORSICON, MORNING BREW KAKAAKO: “Kakaako definitely has become a tourist destination. From day to day you’ll see different folks from Japan coming to see us.” Stroll through Kakaako and you’ll see visitors snapping pictures in front of the many murals. LOUIE ANTHONY SICORSICON, MORNING BREW KAKAAKO: “Seeing the art and different types of variety we can offer here in Hawaii. It’s cool for them to experience something like that.” Which is why Monday’s brutal beating of two Japanese tourists is a concern for the neighborhood board. Police found a Japanese man lying on the ground inside the public restroom at Mother Waldron Park. I’m told he had a bloody nose, a deep cut on his forehead, his teeth nearly knocked out. Sources say the man’s wife told police she heard a commotion; so she went to check on her husband. That’s when an unknown man put her in a choke hold, and she passed out. I’m told the suspect did not take anything from the couple before running off. Police are still investigating. There is a person of interest… but so far, no arrest. WILLIAM AMMONS, KAKAAKO NEIGHBORHOOD BOARD: “I’m not brutalized for no reason. It doesn’t look good when tourists see people getting attacked.” Tourist companies tell us the attack has made headlines in Japan. The Japanese Consulate in Honolulu even sent out a warning to visitors – warning them not to use park restroom. BRIGETTE: ACCORDING TO THE VISITOR ALOHA SOCIETY OF HAWAII, THE COUPLE FLEW BACK TO JAPAN THE DAY AFTER THE ATTACK. I’M TOLD THEY ARE WILLING TO PROSECUTE IF AN ARREST IS MADE. DASH.

41 thoughts on “Brutal beating of two Japanese tourists in Kakaako makes news headlines in Japan

  1. what do you expect, you are in a city, thats why i live north shore and stay there so i dont snap, north shore you catch cracks to

  2. Hawaii has not upgraded to surveillance cameras yet, esp in Tourist areas..Japanese will not take this lightly esp if they see Hawaii does nothing .

  3. unfortunately, Hawaii is not the safe place it once was. We are constantly bombarded with stabbing, kidnapping, robbing, etc everyday. Best you carry something to protect yourself as you won't know when you will be the next victim.

  4. Easy to blame the homeless now days…if it happened around rich folks are we gonna blame them ? LOL the sea is rising…lets blame the homeless…the rail looks ugly…lets blame the homeless 😂

  5. lol. I wonder wtf happened. I'm laughing because I can imagine the cultural clashes between one dumb chronic and one upkept Japanese guy. probably just one misunderstanding. I hope they find the guy!

  6. Hawaiians boast how peaceful it is there and how peaceful they are, but their hateful ugly behavior and name calling shows every day on various youtube posts, so this violence is clearly nothing new for them.

  7. This is the hawaii I know. See fights everyday. If you didn't see a fight it was a good day. Once I seen this fight in traffic, and the best part was there was a cop 2 cars behind them. Instant justice. Hawaiians think there better then every1 else that visit the islands. There best slogan is. WHAT BRA LIKE BEEF. OR WHAT YOU LOOKIN AT [email protected]$%A.

  8. At least he got to go home, other states in america isn't really that lucky sometimes. More then likely that low life's life is gonna continue to be living a shitty life. Maybe alittle less college rail and more survallince.

  9. Glitter and highrises.. Haha what about all the homeless people and crime? It happens all the time, everyday…

  10. America does not have a race problem, but a race baiting problem. America is so obsessed over race they don't address the real society issues of crime.

  11. Normal American random violence, unlike civilized modern Japan.
    The Hawaiian Islands were actually taken by American government officials with the implicit threat of violence buy a military which had landed on Hawaii.
    The Hawaiian people were peaceful and had no military and had no choice but to give their Island to the Americans for military bases and other resources they wanted.
    Hawaii was lucky it was spared from Atomic Testing as the Marshall and bikini Islands were totally irradiated for American military testing.
    It could be random Hawaiian violence towards Japanese since there ownership of Hawaiian real estate is quite large and their lifestyle is quite luxurious compared to many natives.

  12. garabage hawaii is full of shit people .filipino garbages.
    japanese pretendin koreans
    dirty micronesians
    what a garbage place

  13. You have to be alert and aware when you visit a foreign place…Mother Waldron park and and that part of kakaako are not exactly tourist destinations, so I don't know how they ended up there

  14. "brutalized and attacked for no reason"
    okay let's make a list of reasonable attacks and brutalizations…

  15. With such a case, I think that tourists will definitely decline. Because it does not have to be Hawaii. Think about that. Can you agree to go to places rumored that your son or daughter is a dangerous place?

  16. im sad japan looks down on the u.s. because of this. the west is slowly turning into a 3rd world jungle. thank you democrats. we dont have money for infrastructure but enough to feed refugees

  17. Hawaii is full of loser druggies. The natives whine and complain about white people doing this and that but by far are more responsible for trashiness of that island. Oahu is one huge ghetto, overly crowded, and expensive. I’ve met great people there, but there is an undertone of being a victim and woo-is-me behavior and irresponsibility. Glad I left

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