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73-year-old man arrested for attempting to murder son

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Police in Oiso, Kanagawa Prefecture, have arrested a 73-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he stabbed his 43-year-old son at their home.

According to police, Tetsuo Imai stabbed his youngest son, Yuji, in the abdomen, Sankei Shimbun reported. The incident occurred at around 10 p.m. on Sunday when Yuji tried to break up an argument between his father and mother. Police said Yuji sustained a severe stab wound, but his life is not in danger.

Police said Imai was intoxicated at the time of the assault. They said he has partially denied the charge by claiming he had no intent to kill his son. Imai was quoted by police as saying, “Since my son and I are quite different in size, I assumed I would get beaten up if I didn’t stab him.”

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I find it strange that someone with such violent tendencies could get to the age of 73 before getting in trouble. Or maybe this isn’t the first instance?

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They said he has partially denied the charge by claiming he had no intent to kill his son. Imai was quoted by police as saying, “Since my son and I are quite different in size, I assumed I would get beaten up if I didn’t stab him.”

Ah, then everything will be fine. Knowing how the justice system here works. In the worst case, he'll plead to be mentally ill or so. Then the people will be questioning the son instead.

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I’m happy I come from a country where people are expected to move out of their parents’ homes long before they reach 43.

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I’m happy I come from a country where people are expected to move out of their parents’ homes long before they reach 43.

There was no mention of the son living in the home... Just that he tried to break up an argument between his drunk father and his mother. But he probably does live there... lol

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43 and still lives with his Mum and Dad? Interesting turn of events. Interesting indeed.

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There was no mention of the son living in the home... 

Correct. Perhaps it’s normal for a 43 year old to be at his parents’ home at 10:00 p.m. on a Sunday. Then again, it’s not as if numerous grown adults live with their parents in this country

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Well, if they did live together, dad may be moving to a temporary home for a few years. This being Japan though, I see a suspended sentence for him and an awkward reunion in their future.

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According to police, Tetsuo Imai stabbed his youngest son, Yuji, in the abdomen, Sankei Shimbun reported. The incident occurred at around 10 p.m. on Sunday when Yuji tried to break up an argument between his father and mother. Police said Yuji sustained a severe stab wound, but his life is not in danger.

Youngest son, Yuji, obviously did good. Good thing the son has somehow escaped death.

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No doubt the father had been drinking heavily.

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I’m happy I come from a country where people are expected to move out of their parents’ homes long before they reach 43.

American living in US with Japanese wife here (souvenir from JET program 15 years ago).

Your above statement echos my own assertiveness in insisting on being the disciplinarian for our young son. If my wife was solely in charge, he'd be treated like a little prince- allowed to talk back, act out, be rude, get things by demanding/not saying "please", etcetera.

Whenever my wife gives me a hard time for correcting our son, I need only to point her brother:

45 years old, living at home with Mom and Dad back in Japan, still in his room with his high school motorcycle posters on the wall, inside playing video games while my 70-year old mother-in-law is outside shoveling snow.

He's a nice guy, but we don't need the leniency that led to his becoming the way he is in our family with our son.

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