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20-year-old man arrested for threatening to kill girlfriend after break-up talk

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Police in Ashikaga, Tochigi Prefecture, on Sunday arrested a 20-year-old man on suspicion of threatening to kill his 19-year-old girlfriend after she told him she wanted to break off their relationship.

According to police, the suspect, Yusuke Sakashita, a company employee, sent a message to his girlfriend on the messaging app Line, in which he said he was going to come over and kill her.

Sakashita, who lives in Hachioji, Tokyo, sent the message at around 10:45 a.m. Friday. Police said he has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he got carried away by his emotions.

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And you wonder why she wanted to break up with you. Could it have been your violent temper?

-1 ( +6 / -7 )

Idiot! Plain and simple!

-2 ( +5 / -7 )

Another man-child with no control over his emotions. I’m very glad to see the police took his threat seriously and arrested him. Stalking and jilted lover syndrome are real problems in Japan and have resulted in many deaths over the last decade.

2 ( +10 / -8 )

As we have seen on the news here in the past, the police need to continue protecting her after he is released.

-1 ( +5 / -6 )

Stalking and jilted lover syndrome are real problems in Japan and have resulted in many deaths over the last decade.

They've been a real problem of humanity, not just Japan, and not just in the past decade.

5 ( +10 / -5 )

We need his photograph, so women will know to avoid him.

-4 ( +4 / -8 )

I recall reading results of a survey conducted among Japanese men - What would bother you most if you died before your wife. Respondents answered - the thought of wife having a relationship with another man. This mindset seems to permeate Japanese male society.

-6 ( +2 / -8 )

Police said he has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he got carried away by his emotions.

Now he's getting carried away by the police to a cell.

-1 ( +6 / -7 )

That's unfortunate................so, she's single?

-9 ( +1 / -10 )

another mummys boy when are jp doods going to grow up?

-5 ( +3 / -8 )

IMO, it is good that in Japan police were able to arrest him over a threat. Over here, they have to wait until he tries to kill her, which is often too late.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

Hopefully this intervention will have a good ending, but we know these types of guys can say what is needed to be said and then bide time. I think a restraining order is in order.

-2 ( +5 / -7 )

At least they did it before there was a corpse. Let's hope the guy stays away, and if he doesn't want to, the police make sure he does. Not sure what they can hold him on with just a threat, though.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

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