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17-year-old boy arrested over death of grandfather

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Police in Fukaya, Saitama Prefecture, said Friday they have arrested a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of killing his 73-year-old grandfather with whom he lived.

According to police, the boy killed his grandfather at around 1:30 p.m. on Thursday. TBS reported that the boy showed up at a police station just after 7 p.m. Thursday and confessed to having killed his grandfather.

Police said they found the grandfather's body wrapped in a blanket in his bedroom, adding that he had been suffocated to death.

The boy -- who had moved out of his parents' house -- was quoted by police as saying he had argued with his grandfather who had told him to get a job.

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Well now he doesn't need to get a job.

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17-year-old boy

Had he already finished school ?

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Jesus, Saitama...

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@ Stranger - you forgot to add..."at least until he's released at 20, and his record sealed".

@ Viking - Although we can't be sure in this case, students are generally 18 (or soon to be) when they graduate.

Perhaps he moved out of his parents house for a similar reason. "Hey, high school's over, what are you gonna do with your life? If you want to stay here, better get a job and contribute." So he moved in with grandpa, heard the same tune, and snapped because he was planning to lounge around for several years and become a unemployed male with no fixed address.

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Another day in Japan another family murder. That's six days running I've posted the same thing!

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"he boy—who had moved out of his parents’ house—was quoted by police as saying he had argued with his grandfather who had told him to get a job."

"Jesus, Saitama..." "family murder."

"Same As It Ever Was"

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Deep rooted reforms are urgently needed in Japanese society to get rid of above incidents permanently.There should be zero tolerance to suicides in JAPAN.

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Compulsory education is until 9th grade.

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I lived & worked in Saitama for 6 months, I never knew it was so crime ridden until now, Jesus!

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I lived & worked in Saitama for 6 months, I never knew it was so crime ridden until now, Jesus!

And you lived to tell this story? Yes, Saitama is sure a war zone. I am surprised the other guy hasn't come on here yet to give his long lecture about how Saitama is the most dangerous place on earth though never stepped foot in there.

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Maybe if he performed national service he might not turn out to be like this. I feel so sorry for the grandfather.

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Saitama again -- always working hard to lower the bar, be it stabbing seeing-eye dogs, drop kicking the visually impaired, and so on.

"Yes, Saitama is sure a war zone."

Syria is a war zone. Afghanistan is a war zone. Parts of Mexico are 'war zones'. Saitama is just a place of very high crime and often crimes which push the boundaries. Here is yet ANOTHER example with this kid offing his blood relative. Why? Granddad told the kid to get a job. I know you don't like the fact that Saitama appears all the time in the crime section and pretty much never for anything else, but that's fact. Not the first time this week, and definitely not this year, that it's popped up under crime. Deflecting and trying to compare with a warzone where THOUSANDS die really doesn't help your irrational defense of the place. No doubt it has beauty, wonderful people, and fine sights, but none of that changes that the prefecture warrants its own section on this site to share with 'crime'.

Ken Doyle: "I lived & worked in Saitama for 6 months, I never knew it was so crime ridden until now, Jesus!"

Exactly. And these are only the reported ones. :)

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I am surprised the other guy hasn't come on here yet to give his long lecture about how Saitama is the most dangerous place on earth though never stepped foot in there.

Saitama is just a place of very high crime and often crimes which push the boundaries.

There we have it folks.....

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DaDude: "There we have it folks....."

Yes, there we have it. I'm commenting on yet another thread on a heinous crime in Saitama (nice comment cherry-picking, by the way!). Guess what? if it were not a daily occurrence, I wouldn't comment on it daily. See how that works? How many so far this year, by the way? I lost count after 9 crimes reported in the first four days.

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smithinjapan - So a prefecture with seven million + population has a whopping 9 crimes in a week and its the next Detroit eh?

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There is an unusual high amount of northern Tokyo and Saitama cases reported in JT though, they must have limited reporting resources in other regions I guess. In national crime rankings, kansai and kyushu prefectures generally have the top 5, then Tokyo followed by Chiba and Saitama. Unsurprisingly the heaviest crime is centered around the four (or five) major metropolitan areas of the country. The murder rate in Saitama city is quite high for a Kanto city, but not by a large margin and it is the largest city in the regionm parts are very close to Tokyo and large districts are industrial

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http://nbakki.hatenablog.com/entry/2013/10/08/000000

In fact, Saitama is 7th n crimes per capita and normal for being situated right next to Tokyo. The typical posters who portray it as the wild west are talking out of their butts and likely have never stepped foot in Saitama at all.

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The typical posters who portray it as the wild west are talking out of their butts and likely have never stepped foot in Saitama at all.

I agree. It almost seems to be an attempt to encourage the creation of a Saitama crime internet meme.

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I agree. It almost seems to be an attempt to encourage the creation of a Saitama crime internet meme.

Is that your greatest fear?

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Is that your greatest fear?

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