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11-year-old girl slashed in neck by man at shop in Kagawa Pref

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A 28-year-old unemployed man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after he slashed an 11-year-old girl in the neck at a store in Kanonji City, Kagawa Prefecture.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 12:50 p.m. Sunday at The Daiso Toyohama Store, a 100-yen shop. Fuji TV reported that the girl was at the shop with her mother when the man, identified as Kyoichi Tanaka, attacked her.  A store employee immediately called police. Male customers in the store subdued Tanaka until police arrived. 

The girl was taken to hospital but her injuries are not life-threatening, police said. 

Police said Tanaka has admitted to the charge and said he did not know the girl or her family.

The store is approximately 600 meters northwest of Toyohama Station on the JR Yosan Line.

Meanwhile, local media reported Monday that Tanaka’s family had consulted police last year about his violence toward them at home.

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A 28-year-old unemployed man....

It always starts out something like this. If Japan could eradicate unemployment, it'd stamp out crime completely.

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Would you hire him?

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Poor girl. That's quite a traumatic experience to have at that age. Glad she's okay.

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Thank God the girl is ok..

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A 28-year-old unemployed man....

It always starts out something like this. If Japan could eradicate unemployment, it'd stamp out crime completely.

There are more jobs available than there are people. It's on him to blame, no one else. If he can't handle a job, he better step up his game real quick.

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Slashing the 11 YO girl on her neck! why? what are you thinking of? this guy has got some issues her.

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Tanaka’s family had consulted police last year about his violence toward them at home.

If the police weren't so damn lazy this guy would have been committed or arrested a long time ago and this would have never happened.

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Pick the weakest, purest and easiest person to be your victim when you want to take revenge on existence itself. The deep dark depths. Only took this one 28 years to get there.

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It always starts out something like this. If Japan could eradicate unemployment, it'd stamp out crime completely.

At least one person recognises that this is a rather dry and witty comment.

Not everyone gets irony.

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Another pathetic cowardly loon attacking a defenseless victim. How often do we read about some psycho attacking a child, woman or an elderly person for no reason? They never pick in somebody that could fight back. They are just pathetic cowards! I get sick to death of reading about this crap in Japan. Japan is a safe place if you are a middle-aged man.

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Do the hustleDec. 24 09:33 pm JST

Another pathetic cowardly loon attacking a defenseless victim. How often do we read about some psycho attacking a child, woman or an elderly person for no reason? They never pick in somebody that could fight back. They are just pathetic cowards! I get sick to death of reading about this crap in Japan. Japan is a safe place if you are a middle-aged man.

What percentage of children, women or elders do get attacked by this kind of cowards every year? This kind of case should be strongly condemned but the percentage this kind of case happens is still very low. You need to google "hasty generalization".

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Violence always escalates. Why was nothing done when his family went to the police about his violence towards them?

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Why do these stabby people never pick a sumo wrestler or an MMA fighter to stab, flippin cowards. May true Justice be done unto him, and may that little girl completely recover, physically and emotionally.

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Put this piece of crap in jail for the rest of his life. he does not need to live among the normal people in our society. Since he's unemployed he can find work in jail cleaning pots & pans or moping floors or washing his cell mates underwear.

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they are not mentally sound to begin with thats why these people are unemployed

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