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58-year-old man fatally stabbed while walking dog


A 58-year-old man was fatally stabbed while walking his dog in Obushi, Aichi Prefecture, police said Saturday.

According to police, the victim, Masaharu Noguchi, and his 45-year-old wife, left their home at about 6 a.m. Friday to take their two dogs for a walk, Fuji TV reported.

After about an hour, Noguchi’s wife returned home with one dog. When Noguchi hadn’t returned by 8 a.m., she and their 21-year-old son went looking for him. They found him 15 minutes later about 200 meters from the house, lying in a wooded area, bleeding from the neck.

Noguchi was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police said he had been stabbed in the neck but no knife was found at the scene of the crime.

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I'm surprised they don't walk their dogs together. That's odd.

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Scary people walk around at 6 or 7am with knives.

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Educator60, the basis they have to say that is that people usually walk their dogs together. What's up with the third degree?

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This man lost his life "Goodlucktoyou" and you joke about it....?

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And to think how safe Japan used to be. Very, very sad! I just wonder if someone had an issue with him or if it was just random. Still, lost life and a sad dog too.

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I'm guessing whoever stabbed that man has some serious mental issue.

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So are you saying the report by Fuji TV is not accurate? What basis do you have for saying that? And do you think that all dogs and dog walkers must walk equal distances/times and dogs who need less exercise or are less capable should not return home earlier?

is a strange response to, and illogical inference from this:

I'm surprised they don't walk their dogs together. That's odd.

The immediately preceding quote means the poster (1) was surprised that a married couple doesn't walk their dogs together, and (2) thinks that that is odd.

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