Police have arrested a 74-year-old man on suspicion of killing his 71-year-old wife at their home in Tachikawa, Tokyo, on Saturday. Police said Sunday that they received a call at around 10 a.m. from Toshiaki Hirota, saying that he had just killed his wife.
When police arrived, they found Hirota's wife Hisae on a bed, bleeding from stab wounds to her chest. She was taken to hospital where she died a short time later.
During police questioning, Hirota was quoted as saying: "We hadn't been getting on for a while. She would flare up over the tiniest thing."© Compiled from news reports