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27-year-old man arrested over murder of father in Hokkaido

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Police in Fukagawa, Hokkaido, have arrested a 27-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of killing his 61-year-old father at their home.

According to police, Masashi Kudo has admitted to stabbing his father Takatoshi in the chest several times with a knife at around 12:50 a.m. Friday, local media reported. Kudo called 119 after the attack and said he had stabbed his father after an argument got out of hand.

The victim was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police said Kudo and his father lived alone.

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Love these semi-news articles that tell you absolutely nothing, and leave you wondering if it was a crazed unprovoked attack, or an act of self defense against an abusive father.

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OssanAmerica - Love these semi-news articles that tell you absolutely nothing, and leave you wondering if it was a crazed unprovoked attack, or an act of self defense against an abusive father.

Yes, I agree. However, this is Japan where you are guilty until proven innocent. Extenuating circumstances or self defense are irrelevant in a kangaroo court system.

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LindsayToday  06:10 pm JST

OssanAmerica - Love these semi-news articles that tell you absolutely nothing, and leave you wondering if it was a crazed unprovoked attack, or an act of self defense against an abusive father.

Yes, I agree. However, this is Japan where you are guilty until proven innocent. Extenuating circumstances or self defense are irrelevant in a kangaroo court system.

You have a totally biased view of the Japanese court system. I have disagreements frequently too, but at least I am not biased. In Japan you are neither guilty nor innocent until judgement. Which, if you think about it. makes much more sense than automatically assuming all those convicted are innocent until judgement.

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he'll say "I did not mean to kill him" do about 2 years and get out

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There has been a steady rise of mental cases in Japan, specifically after the onset of the C-19 virus.

Just an argument and you decide to stab your parent??

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There's that word that's almost always present in these kinds of stories - unemployed. The father probably told him to go out and finally be a shakaijin and he flipped his wheels.

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