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18-yr-old girl found dead at home; boyfriend arrested

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An 18-year-old youth has been arrested in Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture, after his girlfriend, with whom he had been living, was found dead.

According to police, Manami Shiraishi, 18, was found dead at her apartment at around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Fuji TV reported. Police said the youth, who cannot be named because he is a minor, was arrested on suspicion of murder.

Police said the suspect showed up at the police station at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and said he had strangled the woman he lived with. He was quoted by police as saying that the woman told him she wanted to die and that she had talked about committing suicide.

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These kinds of things are always happening all over Japan and the Japanese government will not do much to improve these kinds of thing in their society. It seems like the Japanese bureaucrats are more concern about starting nuclear reactors in Japan, rather than trying to fix the lives of the people that are living in Japan. I hope this 18 year old brat will be put away for a very long.... long... time!!!

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He is a minor and will get very little time.

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poor girl, hope they stick it to this guy

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How come the police identify the minor victim but, not the minor suspect?

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@alladin

yes, incidents of boyfriends murdering their girlfriends are stupendously high ONLY in japan.

the law about releasing the name of minors is idiotic. so you can release the names of minors who died but not minor who commit crimes. utter nonsense.

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Very sad news....It is happening daily...

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Rikyvee and Kapuna, I`m in total agreement.

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

This is the issue with "minors" who are 18. Adult enough to live on their own (or with a partner) but yet seen as too young to be charged as an adult. Smarten up Japan.

RIP to the one that died. I can't imagine someone at 18 living with their boyfriend had a very good life to begin with but it is a shame it was taken away from her at such a young age.

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He is a "minor".... he will walk away with a slap on the wrist. We have seen it too many times before.

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Doesn't happen DAILY in Japan.

So still a minor but old enought for the 2 18 year olds to hire an apartment and live together?

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What took the police 1 hour (3:30-4:30)to find the girl? Could she have been saved?

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Traffic?

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

He was quoted by police as saying that the woman told him she wanted to die and that she had talked about committing suicide.

Well dude, it's still against the law to off her. Anyway, I hope you got some witnesses to this statement.

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After living in Japan for a few years I'm not suprised. It's a tough life for young people in respect to opertunity and landscape. To be fair the same can be said for living in a remote areas also.

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wow...there are already less young people in Japan and here they are murdering each other like "Battle Royale" or committing suicides... something must be done here.

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

In three days this is the second article I am reading about a boyfriend or ex-boyfriend killing his girl. How scary is that?

Sound like one of the comment above might just be right ...That everyday a guy kills his girl friend or ex-girl ...

I wonder how long will he get?

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He is a minor and will get very little time.

No, he will be spending a lot of time in prison over the years, just not for this murder.

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Since late 80's I have been reading this kind of crimes I.e suicide, bullying, killing infants and kids, killing family members, etc etc.. in Japan. I know this types of crimes are not just common in Japan. What surprised me is in Japan, it's like a normal news you read daily with the frequency. Another I just read a 21 year old male stabbed a policeman just because he like to kill someone. I wonder what is the root of all this. There is something wrong with Japan's society and upbringing. Could it be how their parents brought them up?. Rearing and training?. Education in school? Moral and right conduct? Respect for life? Breeding environment? Too much violence computer and video games?

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@rickyvee yes, incidents of boyfriends murdering their girlfriends are stupendously high ONLY in japan.

You are being sarcastic, right? In the US 30% of female murders are committed by husbands or girlfriends. Considering Japan has a much lower crime rate than the US, I would say woman are safer here.

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Oops, I meant boyfriends.

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There is something wrong with Japan's society and upbringing. Could it be how their parents brought them up?. Rearing and training?. Education in school? Moral and right conduct? Respect for life? Breeding environment? Too much violence computer and video games?

No, I think it happens just about anywhere. We get the same amount of stuff like this in the States, but it isn't all reported on one news site like it is here on JT. In the States, you'll read about the crimes in your region. Crimes elsewhere might get a paragraph, but only if it's a slow news day (and you're lucky).

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The traditional Japanese family gave a right to the man who was the "head of the family" to decide about the life and death of his relatives. I suppose this man forgot that Japan doesn't approve such relations any more.

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Too young to be sentenced but old enough to live with his girlfriend... a little incongruous don't you think...

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<> Korlacan Khanthavilay at Nov. 14, 2012 - 06:19PM JST Traffic? Really? Do u think that guy went to a police station after traveling for a few hours in train or his car? Common sense tells u that he went to the nearby station which would mostly take 15 mins max on foot. I think the problem here is that the police, Japanese police, tried to do everything BY BOOK. They didn't spring into action at once.

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Old enough to live alone, old enough to be tried as an adult!

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I killed her because she said she wanted to die. ...Seriously people?

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