Special Stamp Sold in Japan to Counter Gropers

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Nagoya, Aug. 27 (Jiji Press)--Major Japanese stationery maker Shachihata Inc. launched Tuesday trial sales of stamps designed to deter groping and other forms of harassment.

The stamp, with special ink, is expected to help identify gropers, stalkers and other pests.

Shachihata, based in the central Japan city of Nagoya, put 500 stamps on sale on its online store. They were sold out within about 30 minutes, according to the company.

The stamp is 9 millimeters in diameter, with an imprint of a palm, indicating "stop." The mark is invisible unless illuminated by an ultraviolet light.

The product was priced at 2,700 yen for the duration of the trial.

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