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19-year-old woman arrested over fatal stabbing of 25-year-old boyfriend

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Police in Tokyo have arrested a 19-year-old woman on suspicion of fatally stabbing her 25-year-old boyfriend with whom she lived.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 3:25 p.m. Sunday at an apartment in Edogawa Ward, Fuji TV reported. Police said the victim, Yusaku Sato, called 110 and said he had been stabbed by his girlfriend.

Police rushed to the apartment building and found Sato, bleeding from a knife wound to the stomach, in the parking lot. He was taken to hospital where he died on Sunday night.

Police found Sato’s girlfriend, a part-time worker, in the apartment and arrested her. The woman, who cannot be named because she is a minor, has admitted to the charge, police said, adding she had been living with Sato since April 2021.

She was quoted by police as saying she stabbed Sato because he had told her he wanted to break up with her, but she denied intending to kill him.

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And after being stabbed he would surely have wanted to call it off, if he had lived-love is so strange…

3 ( +6 / -3 )

If she is 19 and a minor to be named you cannot call her a woman, she is a child.

16 ( +19 / -3 )

Legal adulthood begins at 18 starting April 1st when the new law comes into effect.

14 ( +16 / -2 )

You have to be careful, She was young and still immature. She did not know how to tyake a breakup.

Its not the End of the World, if its over its over. move on and live life, and hopefully you will heal and find that someone special, or they will find you.

-7 ( +5 / -12 )

Too many psychos out there.

8 ( +19 / -11 )

Those demands for more girl’s power obviously really lead to more girl’s power. lol

-7 ( +5 / -12 )

Happen to me once. Japanese women [ not all ] tend to think that it's ok for them to brandish a knife when they get angry. Chose the wrong girl to hook up with unfortunately.

3 ( +10 / -7 )

Her lifestyle and actions definitely seemed like those of an ‘adult’.

2 ( +7 / -5 )

But, ‘Sorry’ @zichi 7:25am.That part of the revised Japanese law doesn’t take effect until Apr 1, 2022.

*- @zichi 7:25am**: “Adulthood begins at 18.”*

Jan 4, 2022 - https://japantoday.com/category/national/revised-civil-code-and-juvenile-law-in-april-to-lower-legal-age-of-adulthood-to-18

-2 ( +4 / -6 )

Simple...never tell her(him) in person...tell over the phone. Or, never tell...just disappear.

-4 ( +4 / -8 )

In this case, and with the change of age to be considered an adult, is she likely to be judged as an adult?

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Terrible. I guess the thought of having to pay her own rent made her go crazy.

-6 ( +1 / -7 )

To stab someone over an expressed wish to break up does tend to indicate mental instability. Perhaps not prison but a psychiatric ward, or prison and psychiatric help.

Certainly this girl needs to be put away for her and others safety.

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Nin JahToday  07:56 am JST

Its not the End of the World, if its over its over. move on and live life, and hopefully you will heal and find that someone special, or they will find you.

After you have been released from jail and everyone knows who you are and what you did.

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Happen to me once. Japanese women [ not all ] tend to think that it's ok for them to brandish a knife when they get angry. 

Been there! Sad

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Happen to me once. Japanese women [ not all ] tend to think that it's ok for them to brandish a knife when they get angry. 

Been there! Sadly she did it infront of the children.

Simple...never tell her(him) in person...tell over the phone. Or, never tell...just disappear.

"Slip out the back, jack, make a new plan Stan, don't need to be coy Roy, just set yourself free" (PS 1975)

Unfortunately for some of us legal situations and children didn't make the above possible or easy.

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She was quoted by police as saying she stabbed Sato because he had told her he wanted to break up with her, but she denied intending to kill him.

Well, he sure broke up with her now.

-5 ( +2 / -7 )

If she'd only bashed him in the head with a shovel, she'd have made her point in a big way and the guy would still be alive.

-9 ( +1 / -10 )

Poor child, hope she will get help and be out in a year or two looking for a new partner in life.

-15 ( +1 / -16 )

I just hope the next boyfriend is informed of this little incident.

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The legal age to make a rental contract (w/out parental consent), was 20 back in “*April 2021” *@Reckless 9:22am. (Again, some things will change to 18 years old come Apr 1st, 2022.)

Speculation but more than likely, the apartment was in the deceased’s name, he was ‘tired of playing house’ with ‘her’ and wanted ‘her’ out. Could have been a recent pregnancy scare, a pending job transfer for him in Mar/Apr, he started a ‘new’ relationship with someone else, etc)

Certainly, there is always more to a “Crime” story here that’s just writer’s interpretation of her confession:

“She was quoted by police as saying she stabbed Sato because he had told her he wanted to break up with her, but she denied intending to kill him.” -

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

Let's not jump into conclusion. I doubt its something as simple as just a mere breakup. Is possible there are a lot more reasons that led to this fatal stabbing.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Legal adulthood begins at 18 starting April 1st when the new law comes into effect.

There is no "legal adulthood" in that sense in Japan. What you are referring to is just the civil law. (Which even can be circumvented by getting married before the age of 20)

Most things already can be done at the age of 18, e.g. right to vote, getting various licenses, etc...

But what's more important here is the age of criminal liability (age of sanity) which is 14 in Japan.

And for those of you who might say "Well, you can't drink or smoke before you're 20", I must disappoint you.

We were smoking and drinking at the age of 16 even in front of a police box while wearing a school uniform. And guess what? Nobody cares...

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She was quoted by police as saying she stabbed Sato because he had told her he wanted to break up with her, but she denied intending to kill him.

I'm confused. All the Japanese articles were saying she wanted to break up with him, but he wouldn't let her.

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Links *@therougou 2:31pm ***? *- As stated earlier, we are just reading ‘here’*, one writer’s ‘interpretation of other sources:

@smh 12:32pm: “Certainly, there is always more to a “Crime” story here that’s just writer’s interpretation of her confession: *[“She was quoted by police as saying she stabbed Sato because he had told her he wanted to break up with her, but she denied intending to kill him.”] -*

@therougou 2:31 pm: “I'm confused. All the Japanese articles were saying she wanted to break up with him, but he wouldn't let her.”

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Considering that currently, at 19 she's still considered a minor, what was a minor doing living with their boyfriend? Also, what exactly did she expect after sticking a knife in her boyfriend's gut? That he'd show remorse, not break up with her, and they'd live happily ever after? Methinks she's a few sandwiches shy of a picnic and needs to get a psych evaluation. Hopefully, the courts will give that to her at the very least.

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Who the heck breaks up with 19-year old girlfriend? That is the prime time.

-8 ( +0 / -8 )

Reckless

Who the heck breaks up with 19-year old girlfriend? That is the prime time.

Someone who recognizes she is mentally unstable and dangerous?

6 ( +7 / -1 )

As stated earlier, we are just reading ‘here’*, one writer’s ‘interpretation of other sources

What does that have to do with interpretation? Either she said it or she didn't.

Either he referred to her as girlfriend or ex-girlfriend (I've seen both reported).

Sounds like lazy/incorrect reporting going on.

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Agreed with all your points @therougou at 5:07pm. - Many here would appreciate seeing and reading for themselves the original ‘confession’ IF it differs so greatly with what was presented here by the JT writer/interpreter. Journalistic ‘integrity’ relies on trust and truth, wouldn’t you agree ?

*- @therougou 5:07pm: “What does that have to do with interpretation? *

Either she said it or she didn't.

Either he referred to her as girlfriend or ex-girlfriend (I've seen both reported). 

Sounds like lazy/incorrect reporting going on.” -

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@snowymountainhell "Her lifestyle and actions definitely seemed like those of an ‘adult’ Ok the girl not women lived with her by since April her mindset is like most JP women the bf/husband/lover is thought to take care of them while they take care of the house etc. Just as the Japanese men can't take rejection in this case neither can the women it goes both ways. The same reason and excuse She or he is alway quoted by police as saying He/she stabbed or killed because he/she wanted to break up, but they always deny intending to kill the person.

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@ zichi

She's not an adult !

The coming of age is changing this year in april to 18 - but however at the time of the incident the girl was a minor therefore she is not a woman !

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Beware of irrational girls - they got hidden power

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