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.