Police in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, have arrested an 84-year-old man on suspicion of assaulting his 80-year-old wife at their home.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 5:15 p.m. on Sunday, Hokkaido Broadcasting Corp reported. Police said the man is accused of hitting his wife in the face several times with a floor wiper during an argument.
A neighbor who heard the couple fighting went outside and called 110 after the victim came out of the house and asked her to call the police.
Police said the man told them his wife got angry at him for buying a gift box of sweets for a friend without consulting her.© Japan Today