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12-year-old boy assaulted by knife-wielding man in Osaka

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A 12-year-old boy was assaulted on Sunday night by a man with a knife in Sumiyoshi, Osaka. The man fled and the boy was injured slightly, police said. According to police, the 12-year-old boy was walking home about 6:30 p.m. when a man walking toward him suddenly drew a knife and slashed his stomach.

The assailant is described as being 170 cm tall and wearing black clothes, police said.

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Just out of interest, does anyone else here feel that the word "attacked" might have been a better description for what happened? Assault in the title leaves open the possibility of a sex crime...

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Nope, assault is assault, and in this context perfectly understood as I see it.

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nandakandamanda, have you never heard of assault with a deadly weapon?

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all the lunatic loser copycats are out in force

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I don't think this is a copy-cat case at all. It's just another demented lunatic with a knife looking for an easy target. This kind of attack/assault has been happening at least once a month from way before the Akihabara attack. If anything, the Akihabara attack was a copy-cat attack. Just another nail in the coffin of Japanese society. Be afraid people! You never know where or when it's gonna come from! Keep your eyes open and your kids close!

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12-year-old boy assaulted by knife-wielding man in Osaka

It is just not that safe to walk around in public in Japan anymore. Ah, for the good ol` days of Safety Japan! I remember them well.

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Yeah it's getting strange, in most countries you have to be watching out the hole time anyway but for being mugged or things like that not for being randomly stabbed.

What will you tell to the kids? If you see somebody walking in your direction, run away?

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Maybe the assailant came to believe he was one of them mythic ninja outta Medivil Japan.

USAR

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It's nightmare for all parents! Please ask your children to be very cautious outdoors, the society today is as dangerous as forest! we never heard wild life or dog ever feel free when some strangers passed by or even closed, so we also need to behave like that.

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But there is a suggestion for emerging economies, they should form there own group say call it 'g-4' to begin with and may go on expanding (should use small letter 'g' without offending 'G' members)

So what do we tell them to do while walking on the streets? Or even worse.. on a packed train!! O.o

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shot.. wrong quote hahaha.

It's nightmare for all parents! Please ask your children to be very cautious outdoors, the society today is as dangerous as forest! we never heard wild life or dog ever feel free when some strangers passed by or even closed, so we also need to behave like that.

So what do we tell them to do while walking on the streets? Or even worse.. on a packed train!! O.o

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The man fled and the boy was injured slightly, police said.

It’s really surprising his kind of incident become a news in Osaka. I have a feeling Osaka become safer than 90s.

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I lived in sumiyoshi, kitakagaya and sumiyoshi taisha, areas of it can be real nasty

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It’s really surprising his kind of incident become a news in Osaka. I have a feeling Osaka become safer than 90s.

What is the typical "profile" of an attacker? Are the attackers usually young or middle-aged? Do they typically attack boys, girls, or both? What is the "pattern"?

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Be afraid people! You never know where or when it's gonna come from! Keep your eyes open and your kids close!

...but not too close because "KIDS" can sometimes be the most dangerous of them all. As we have all seen and read.

S

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Maybe your kids Spidey, but not mine. ;-)

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Another random attack brought to you by your friendly neighborhood knife-wielding maniac. As I have said this sort of thing is an epidemic.

I dread the moment one these types gets on an international flight.

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I like this one better than collateral attackers as I’ve seen many as personal provocations.

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Hi, RMGTTF: there are too many abnormal people on the streets, parks, stations and no doubt on train/bus... probably someone will write a book " how to survive on earth ? " suggest u to buy one.

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This is nothing compared to the massive increase in knife attacks in England.

Japan is still safe as houses.

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