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24-year-old man arrested for stabbing father to death


Police in Ikoma, Nara Prefecture, said Monday they have arrested a 24-year-old man on suspicion of stabbing his 53-year-old father to death at their home.

According to police, Mitsuyoshi Shiozaki, a company employee, stabbed his father Kodai several times in the back with a survival knife with a 20-cm-long blade, in the livingroom of their home at around 8 p.m. Sunday, Sankei Shimbun reported.

After stabbing his father, Shiozaki called police. His father was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police said Shiozaki has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he intended to kill his father, but he has so far given no motive.

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At least he was employed

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Why do people have 20cm survival knives lying around their house? Is he a hunter?

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Almost weekly until I went to college at 18 my dad said "you are on your own when you are 18." I went back for holidays but never lived with him since. It is abnormal for young men to be such parasites.

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@reckless, yes my lad is 21 and he lives with me, the cost of getting a house is very difficult here in the UK you need such a large deposit to put down before the banks will look at you, and another relation still lives with his mum and dad and he's 37, he's moved out and poor or unstable relations with his girl friends and then moved back in. as for stabbing your dad in the back and killing him, well I would say he's off to prison for a long time, what a stupid move.

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@Brian Wheway, I understand the situation depends on the country and culture. Unfortunately, in Japan, many parents foster a culture of dependency and apathy by supporting kids for too long. My JP wife let's our 22 yo son live with us and unfortunately compared to when I was 18 yo, he cannot do even simple things like laundry or cooking breakfast because she will do it instead. It is very frustrating for me.

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@ reckless, dont forget washing up and tidying up as well, the other year a new word entered the Oxford English dictionary " floordrobe" it says it all!

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