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46-yr-old man held for kidnapping 20-yr-old girlfriend in Chiba

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Police on Wednesday arrested a 46-year-old man for kidnapping and detaining his 20-year-old girlfriend at his apartment in Ichihara City, Chiba Prefecture. Nobody was injured, police said.

Shigenori Endo, a resident of Kawasaki, was arrested for allegedly kidnapping his girlfriend, who is a vocational school student, from her apartment by threatening her with a knife around 12:40 a.m. The suspect took her to his apartment by car and detained her for three hours. He was found by police and arrested after the victim's roommate reported the incident to police.

Police said the suspect has admitted to the allegation, saying, “I didn't like her attitude toward me.”

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Whats wrong with this country?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

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Uh huh

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'former' girlfriend, i guess.

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“I didn’t like her attitude toward me.”

Come on, be realistic. Maybe she realized she didn't want you anymore. Time for you to move on. No need to resort to kidnapping. Look where it got you to. More trouble. Tsk! Tsk!

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What does this man do for a living? The people need to know!

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then she was not meant for you and you should have gotten the hint.

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I guess he read too much classical books on Japan that say that japanese women are submissive.

By the way, i don't like his attitude either.

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Ew...

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Altria - "company employee"?

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And why is nobody batting an eyelid at the age difference?

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That would be age discrimination!

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That would be voicing an opinion.. Discrimination this, discrimation that, people are too afraid to say that anybody else' behaviour is wrong these days! The guy's maladjusted in more ways than one if he is knocking about with somebody less than half his age.

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Katherine Zita Jones and Michael Douglas are 25yrs apart but don't hear a lot of negativity towards them. People have the right to choose who they want to see. Age acceptability, beyond rational legal boundaries is up to the couple.

That said. This guy sounds like a massive jerk and should spend a good long time thinking over his own attitude in jail.

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I would guess the word "girlfriend" should be put in alleged/doubtful "quotes."

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what does a 20 year old want from a 46 year old? Sex? Money? And what does a 46 year old want from a 20 year old? There are many single women in their 30's and they should be his first target.

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That's what I would call 'Love Brewed in a Japanese Pot'

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"I didn't like her attitude." She must've said she wanted a career.

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A 20-year-old J-girl is about as sophisticated as a 15-year-old from the west... if that. It is a sad thing that this 46-year-old guy is as mature as a 12-year-old. Way to represent. Good job!

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It is a desprate act on his part. At forty six, his idea of a good time is probably home life. At twenty, her idea of a good time is at the clubs. In his mind he didn't want to lose a good thing. As any young person grows up, their attitude will change. I have heard a seven year gap is good for a relationship.

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" “I didn’t like her attitude toward me.” "

So he thought kidnapping her at knifepoint would make her change her attitude towards him??

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Lot of sugar daddies here. I often see salarymen after work with 20 yr olds. It pays well and they fool these dudes good.

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"threatening her with a knife"

You mean they still haven't banned knives? Incredible...

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I think he is a mental case. Why is he involved with a girl under half is age? She probably got fed up with him, and he couldn't take hi.

Lock him up for 10 years, kidnapping is serious, she must he ben terrified.

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Another one!!!! I love the excuses these people give for crimes..."I didn't like her attitude!" Keep them coming.

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I never have understood what a young woman would see in an older guy - unless she had some issues of her own to deal with. I just laugh at my peers as they try to pick up the young birds at the business functions. There's no fool like an old fool!

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after the victim’s roommate reported the incident to police.

Was the roommate traveling with them? Why would the roommate call the police instead of the victim? Was the roomate waiting outside the guys apartment? There's something being left out about this roommate - mate!

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There is plenty a 46 year old would want from a 20 year old especially in Japan. The dysfunction is more linked to the guys knife point approach to solving his problems, rather than the relationship with a younger woman. Most men that I know would not bark at the chance of having a younger wife, girlfriend or lover if they could.

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^^ bark bark bark

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He is old enough to be her father, and she can only blame herself having so old boyfriend. Possibly she has some grid for money and she found a big 'Dad,' to look after her. Could she went to far towards him, and he attacked her?

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agree with BBLeo, this chippie has some responsibility here, these girls take the "compensation" quite freely

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And why is nobody batting an eyelid at the age difference?

Because JT is cramming it down our throats as if it is in some way relevant to the situation.

Was it sensationalism that prompted that headline? Or was it an attempt to insert a certain form of discrimination in our minds? I cannot excuse either. --Cirroc

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I never have understood what a young woman would see in an older guy

Maturity, experience, money. Knowing how to dress. Knowing how to conduct a date and the best places to do it. Wisdom. The calmness that comes with age. The way we appreciate a young woman with zeal. And that is just what can happen with age alone. Some of us have always had character in our favor, and strangely, even the kind of character that lends itself toward kidnapping can have some pull.

I am dating a girl 15 years younger than myself right now in fact. The girl is very particular and due to her own nature I do not think she could get along with most guys her age. --Cirroc

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Nobody was injured,

A basically happy ending to a potential tragedy.

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spot on Caveman.

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