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76-year-old man arrested over death of 80-year-old sister


Police in Hachioji, Tokyo, have arrested a 76-year-old man on suspicion of killing his 80-year-old sister.

According to police, Hideho Tanaka has admitted to strangling his sister with a scarf on Friday morning, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said Tanaka called 110 at around 10:50 a.m. and said he had killed his sister at his apartment where they both lived.

When police arrived, Tanaka had gone. The victim was found lying on her back with a futon covering her head. 

Tanaka was apprehended at a hotel in Tachikawa at around 2:30 p.m. Friday. Police said he told them he was worn out from looking after his sister who was ill.

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Where are social services?

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A daily story in Japan and until Kashida actually starts looking after his own people instead of spending tax payers money on unnecessary military equipment it will keep happening. There is zero support for the elderly in Japan who worked their while lives to support Japan, now they are told thanks but sorry , we are not interested in helping you.

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Curious to know why I am getting down votes. Do people actually think the government in Japan should not look after its own elderly that have paid tax all their lives only to have it spent on weapons and donations to wars Japan has no involvement in? The way this government treats its own is disgusting.

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