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2 men die after being stabbed during fight on Nagoya street

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Two men died on Monday night after they were stabbed by another man during an altercation on a street in Nagoya. A 38-year-old unemployed man, who fled the scene, was detained at around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday and arrested on suspicion of murder.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 10:30 p.m. Monday in Kita Ward. A woman who lives in a nearby apartment said she heard loud voices and saw three men fighting outside. Another resident called 110.

When police arrived, they found two men lying on the street about 50 meters apart, bleeding from stab wounds. They were taken to hospital where they were pronounced dead on arrival.

Police identified the two victims as Tomoyuki Ogasahara, 44, and Eiji Akamatsu, 41, who both worked for a building maintenance company.

Police said the suspect, Toshihiko Sato, lives across the street from Akamatsu and that a blood-stained knife was found in his apartment.

The incident took place about two kilometers from Ajima Station.

The two victims were on their way home after dining out when they got into an argument with Sato outside his house. Police believe there has been prior trouble between Sato and Akamatsu but said Sato has remained silent since his arrest.

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Again? Nagoya has been riddled with violence recently.

2 ( +6 / -4 )

I don't know that they're necessarily random.

The stabbing a few weeks ago was deliberate and planned. This one may also have been planned. Key words are "building management" and "unemployed".

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stay employed, or if your underemployed or unemployed, stay in the gym, find a project to do. Lots of trouble in Japan like this, and it can find you. I stay away from Japanese as much as possible, many are just looking to start something due to their plight in life. Japan is a vertical society only in power, opportunity is horizontal, there are limited opportunities here for Japanese.

-6 ( +4 / -10 )

You can bet your bottom dollar or yen that person or persons were drunk when fight took place.

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

The culprit was apprehended pretty quickly. Hats off to the police and witnesses giving vital evidence

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i mean the only way to fight in japan is when you have a knife then start stabbing that's what i see every week how sad

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Probably owed rent. These building management goons can get pretty heavy when trying to collect rent arrears. They messed with the wrong bum that day

2 ( +2 / -0 )

had an apartment in Nagoya never seen any trouble in the day time, but at night Nagoya certainly gets interesting keeping the police busy

TheLongTermerToday 01:29 pm JST

stay employed, or if your underemployed or unemployed, stay in the gym, find a project to do. Lots of trouble in Japan like this, and it can find you. I stay away from Japanese as much as possible, many are just looking to start something due to their plight in life. Japan is a vertical society only in power, opportunity is horizontal, there are limited opportunities here for Japanese.

Noticed this with some of the homeless or underemployed near Shin-Imamiya Station in Osaka.

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Alcohol is a root cause of violence has opposed to other ways and means.

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@Andrew Crisp

Nothing easier for many disgruntled Japanese to take out their frustrations on a gaijin. Its happened to me on many occasions. Defend yourself and end up in some mess like this..police will say "yes we heard your story, but he said"...rinse repeat until you realize your story isnt worth listening too, by default your at fault.

walk away, keep yourself on point. Ive seen gaijin go and break up or interfere with fights. Not me. Let them deal with their own issues

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easier to walk away than get involved. I know an Irish girl, she saw an accident from her balcony on a busy road and called 110, The guy on the phone asked her a whole heap of qustions (name passport job e.t.c,) before she could tell them thre had been a traffic accident and they should send a patrol car. If it isn'T you or your family, let the locals deal with it. Used to be able to run away but now everything is on CCT.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Japan crime is quite alarming now. The problem IMHO lies in the Judiciary Branch and Policemen. Punishments for crimes committed are too lenient compared to other nations.

Knives are often used. I wonder what it will be like if guns are easy to secure in Japan.

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Japan crime is quite alarming now.

Except that it's not. There are fewer places on earth for men, women, and children that are safer than Japan.

Don't confuse the number of articles you read on a subject with being some kind of indicator as to whether there is actually a problem or not. Reading the news will convince you the world is falling apart in the middle of the safest period of history ever.

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