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73-year-old man arrested over death of security guard at company dormitory

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Police in Aizu-Wakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture, have arrested a 73-year-old man on suspicion of bodily injury resulting in the death of another man at a security company’s employee dormitory.

According to police, Noriatsu Yoshida punched and kicked a security guard, Toru Kajinuma, 66, at around 6 a.m. on October 18 at the security company’s employee dormitory, local media reported.

Yoshida was working in management at the security company, of which Kajinuma was an employee. On the day of the assault, Kajinuma was rushed to the hospital after a company official found him unconscious. However, he succumbed to his injuries.

Hospital staff found the death suspicious and contacted the police.

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73 year old man, and 66 year old man, having to live in a company dormitory. That alone says alot!

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Poverty, work your entire life and end up in a dormitory. Poverty.

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Poverty, work your entire life and end up in a dormitory. Poverty.

A whole catalog of poor life choices.

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motive?

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73 year old man, and 66 year old man, having to live in a company dormitory. That alone says alot!

Does it? You can't know what life someone has had or why they ended up where they are. It literally could happen to anyone. The violent crime says a lot, but one's financial circumstances in old age are the result of countless factors - could be bad decisions, bad circumstances, or just bad luck. Lots of us make bad decisions and still end up on our feet. I know I have made several, so I am grateful for the life have. I wouldn't knock some guy who has had the misfortune to end up being murdered in a dormitory at age 66.

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commanteer....

Does it? You can't know what life someone has had or why they ended up where they are. It literally could happen to anyone.

Yes it does. If you are working as a "guard man" in your late 60s and 70s or at any other time you are pretty much a loser. Not necessarily a bad person but.. that is the bottom rung of the ladder.

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How the tables turn, when I read the title I was sure it was mistaken and the criminal and victim were reversed, I was totally wrong.

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How strong was this 73 year old man?

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Agree, 73yrs, living a dormitory and getting minimal wage, in the worlds 3rd biggest economy

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All you talking about the guy's age and living in a dormitory.

Remember, with the ridiculous monthly pension its almost a blessing to have a wage at this age and somewhere to live for free.

And I think the term "dormitory" is very different from the original word in japanese 「寮」 which refers to any kind of dweelling provided by the government/company, I've been to a few "ryo" here in Tokyo (for police officers, medical staff, immigration officials, prison guards and their families, to name a few) and they are no different from your average apartment block.

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Rodney

I think you are misunderstanding the term dormitory here. It just means company housing provided at a much reduced rent. They can be apartment block or single houses. If people are transferred to another area but their family remain behind they often will live in company accommodation.

I know people, and some even had very nice locations next to lakes or reservoirs.

Young staff starting employment might op for company accommodation to save money.

Some are very basic, just rooms with shared toilets and bathrooms.

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This was a "dorm" for people earning minimum wage.... probably not too dissimilar to the prison cell he will be going to.

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It doesn’t say that they live in the dorm! It says they were in the dorm! Could be that the manger found the guard sleeping on the job!

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If you are working as a "guard man" in your late 60s and 70s or at any other time you are pretty much a loser. Not necessarily a bad person but.. that is the bottom rung of the ladder.

You miss my point. Yes, by society's standards, such a person is a "loser." But that tells you very little about what kind of person he is. Society's "winners" can also murder people. It's an unsupported assumption to say that he has more bad choices than you or me, or is somehow more likely to be involved in crime. People born into the right circumstances can make bad decisions every day of their life and still live comfortably. Meanwhile, those who are less fortunate might find themselves ruined by one or two bad decisions - or just bad luck.

For all we know, the man who was murdered may have been a saint and a far better person than either of us.

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