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70-year-old man beaten to death with concrete block on street in Hyogo Pref

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A 70-year-old man was beaten to death on a street in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture, on Tuesday morning, police said, adding the killer used a concrete block.

Police said the the victim, Shuji Yoshida, a nursing home owner, was attacked by another man near the south exit of JR Amagasaki Station at around 11:05 a.m., Fuji TV reported. Witnesses said the two men had been arguing before the attacker repeatedly beat Yoshida in the face and head with the concrete block. He then ran away toward the north side of the station.  

Yoshida was taken to hospital where he died about an hour after arrival.  

Police found 100,000 yen in cash in the victim’s pants pocket.

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JR Amagasaki Station at around 11:05 a.m

Really? JR Amagasaki is such a peaceful area. Since the victim still had money, this wasn't a random crime. The person that killed knew him and targeted him.

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Witnesses said? So, they all stood around watching this old fella get beaten to death with a brick? Unbelievable!

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savage Kansai...

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The witnesses just watched? A horrible, brutal way to die.

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Missing info from this article: What were they arguing about that led to this? Where did the concrete block come from? They are not usually in a person's backpack, for instance.

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No coincidence these random and violent crimes are happening more often these days.

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No coincidence these random and violent crimes are happening more often these days.

Used to visit my grandmother there: Hyōgo Prefecture borders Kyoto Prefecture to the east, Osaka Prefecture to the southeast, and Okayama Prefecture and Tottori Prefecture to the west. Never heard of such brutal things like that before.

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Never heard of such brutal things like that before.

Never heard of the Amagasaki serial killer? (Miyoko Sumida)

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No coincidence these random and violent crimes are happening more often these days.

@ Old man. Wrong. Statistics prove that crime is decreasing in Japan and has for many years .

RIP to the poor pensioner. He did not deserve to die like this, bludgeoned with a concrete block until death for no apparent reason. I hope they catch the evil, violent killer.

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Yakusas in the nursing home business ?

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Never argue with someone who’s holding a concrete block

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Never argue with someone who’s holding a concrete block

I’m willing to bet that’s why none of the witnesses intervened. He just beat a man to death with a brick during an argument. You don’t think he’d have beaten a bystander to death, too? This is why police agencies generally do NOT recommend intervening in a violent altercation and should just call the police. You’re just as likely to add another victim to the body count as you are to stop the attack. Probably even more so.

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Never argue with someone who’s holding a concrete block

The correct term is 'wielding'. Merely 'holding' isn't as dramatic. Also, was it ferro, rebar, polymer etc?

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Old man with too much pride and status insults younger mans pride and he snaps..... could be

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Witnesses said the two men had been arguing before the attacker repeatedly beat Yoshida in the face and head with the concrete block. He then ran away toward the north side of the station. 

And NO ONE tried to stop him? Seriously? I'm sure they were either just filming it on their phones or turned a complete blind eye to ignore it by burying themselves deeper in their phones as to not see or hear whats going on! Where I'm from, boy, everybody and their auntie would be jumping in to stop this guy and hold him till the fuzz got there! Japan, you need to grow a pair!

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