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47-year-old woman arrested for stabbing younger brother

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Police in Osaka have arrested a 47-year-old woman on suspicion of attempted murder after she stabbed her 41-year-old brother with a butterfly knife.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 3:10 p.m. on Friday at the woman’s apartment in Hirano Ward while her brother was visiting her, Kyodo News reported.

Police said they received a call from the victim saying his sister had stabbed him. Police rushed to the apartment and found the victim with a knife wound to his abdomen. He was taken to hospital and his wound was not life-threatening, police said.

Police quoted the man’s sister as saying they had gotten into an argument and that she lost her temper after her brother kicked her leg. She admitted stabbing him but insisted she had no intent to kill, police said.

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A butterfly knife?

What reason is there to own one of those?

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@kurisupisu

They are used to hunt butterflies.

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Was it an “Assault” Butterfly Knife?

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Was it an “Assault” Butterfly Knife?

Yes, an assault butterfly knife with a 20-blade clip. Very dangerous.

In all seriousness, I wonder if the blade length on this knife already falls under Japan’s fairly strict knife regulations, or does this mean a new round of largely ineffective posturing by the government that already effectively criminalizes people who step out of their front doors with so much as a kitchen knife?

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A butterfly knife?

What reason is there to own one of those?

They're an interesting piece of kit and you can learn neat tricks with them. Though I'm surprised you can buy one let alone own one in Japan.

So much familial violence in Japan. Seems like a lot of people are one argument away from snapping.

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You can tell the difference because it has an extended handle.

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This is what happens when the children don’t leave the nest and make their own lives. Middle-age children growing into adults and still living together is very weird.

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Wait a minute the brother was AT her house, he INITITATED the assault and she was defending herself.

If she has such a knife in her home, she must have been in fear and was prepared to defend herself in HER home.

Why is she the one being arrested I ask because the brother said she was trying to kill him in her house after he went OVER TO HER house?

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Not a folding knife, but a butterfly knife - given that she is 47, she was around the time these types of knives were popular in the street scene - she is definitely not a babe in the woods here.

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Time to stronger regulations for that kind of knifes..

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This is what happens when the children don’t leave the nest and make their own lives. Middle-age children growing into adults and still living together is very weird.

So what about the parents like parasites sticking to their children.

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at the woman’s apartment in Hirano Ward while her brother was visiting her

I misunderstood. Maybe he was asking her for money or maybe this maybe that. Who knows.

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