In the case of a trio breaking into a precious metal store in Ueno, Tokyo on the 26th of this month, it was noted that the clerk resisted using "Sasumata", but the manufacturing company of "Sasumata" in Tochigi Prefecture has seen a sharp increase in inquiries such as orders.
A company that manufactures automobile parts and other products in Tochigi Prefecture has been manufacturing "Sasumata" since 2011 by utilizing its metal processing technology.
In the wake of a series of wide-area robbery cases, orders for "Sasumata" have been increasing since around last fall, and the number of orders has increased from a few per month to more than 1 orders per day.
In addition, in the case of a trio breaking into a precious metal store in Ueno, Tokyo on the 10th of this month, it was noted that the clerk resisted using "Sasumata", but after this incident, the number of orders and inquiries increased even more, and on the 26th, there were about 3 cases.
There are many inquiries such as "I consulted with the police and they recommended it" and "I want something that women can use with peace of mind."
This company manufactures various types of bands, such as those that wrap around the body and make it difficult to move when pressed against the opponent, and those that are lightweight to about 1 kilogram and can be easily handled by women.
At the exhibition held in Koto-ku, Tokyo on the 29th, the company set up a booth to introduce these products.
Mitsu Sano, president of the manufacturing company, said, "We have been receiving so many calls that the person in charge cannot leave the phone, and the trend of crime has changed recently, such as the robbery of a jewelry store, and I feel that many of the inquiries are unspeakable anxiety about such things."
On top of that, he said about the use of "sasumata", "Basically, it is used to defend and protect yourself, and it is safer and more secure to use it after training, thinking of it as a way to gain time to escape, not to catch or fight the opponent."
※ Mitsu is light in the ninben