32-year-old man arrested for setting fire to his apartment


An unemployed 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after he set fire to an apartment in which he lived with his mother and 35-year-old brother in Tokyo’s Edogawa Ward.

According to police, Kenji Kasuya set fire to the 7th-floor apartment in a 14-story building at around 2:50 p.m. Monday, Fuji TV reported. Police said he poured salad oil on the kitchen floor, placed manga over the floor and then ignited it.

It took firefighters about one hour to extinguish the fire which destroyed the 50-square-meter apartment. A woman in her 80s, who lives in the apartment on the floor directly below, suffered smoke inhalation. Kasuya suffered burns to both hands, police said.

Police said Kasuya has admitted to the charge and said he hadn’t been getting on with his older brother and his frustration and anger drove him to set fire to the apartment.

His brother, who was in his room when the fire started, got out safely, while the siblings’ mother was not home at the time.

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Two unemployed thiry-sumptin guys living with momma in a small apartment? Put down the d@mn manga and video games and get a job you slugs, then maybe your lives will improve and you won't have such anger and frustration.

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At their age a part-time job is the best to hope for; at part-time wages they will still have to live with mom and each other. On the other hand, Kenji will probably spend the next year or two living separately.

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deliberate fires in 14 stories buildings is attempted mass murder. hope burnt hands will teach him a thing or two.

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Mom must be proud.

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Two 30-something men (boys) living with (off) their mum. Cue the theme from Deliverance.

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2:50pm on a Tuesday afternoon.......GET A JOB!!!!!!

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