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GSDF member arrested over attempted murder of ex-girlfriend

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Miyazaki prefectural police have arrested a 22-year-old member of Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) on suspicion of attempted murder after he allegedly strangled his teenage ex-girlfriend on Sunday.

According to police, Tomoya Birukawa, who is stationed at Camp Kokubu in Kagoshima Prefecture’s Kirishima City, was visiting his ex-girlfriend’s home in Miyakonojo City at around 1 a.m. on Sunday when he started to strangle her with both hands, local media reported. The victim was able to break free and placed an emergency call in which she said “A man won’t leave my apartment and he choked me.”

Birukawa was still at the apartment when police arrived and was taken into custody. The victim suffered a minor neck injury.

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Why is this news?

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Why is this news?

According to the dictionary definition from Oxford Languages, news is "newly received or noteworthy information, especially about recent events" and "a broadcast or published report of news".

From the article above, an alleged would-be murderer was arrested (noteworthy information) and the alleged incident happened yesterday (recently). Hence it is probably worthy of being reported as news.

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tora

Why is this news?

Because attempted murder is traditionally considered to be "news" in most of the civilized world. Is it not that way where you are from?

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This is a problem. Military personnel are trained in combat and trusted with lethal weapons. Imagine if this person had acted similarly in a real combat situation, murdering innocent civilian teenagers. That would have been international news, and a big blow on Japans reputation.

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So much for Japanese military training,defeated by a woman

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I am not minimize what he did,I glad she was able to defend herself,their are kind of objects women can use to protect themselves,do not hesitate using them

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Why is this news?

Because there has been an alleged attempted murder.

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This is a problem. Military personnel are trained in combat and trusted with lethal weapons. Imagine if this person had acted similarly in a real combat situation, murdering innocent civilian teenagers. That would have been international news, and a big blow on Japans reputation.

Agreed. I think that at this point in time. Japans GSDF's are better off confined to Japan, until certain personnel learn self-control.

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He was "visiting her at around 1:00AM." Well, what led to the alleged choking? We need the full story before jumping to any conclusions to better understand this situation. There are always three sides to a story. Plus, her being a teenager calling the police saying "“A man won’t leave my apartment and he choked me". Is this to assume she was a teenager living in her own apartment or with her parents? Or, maybe an apartment that the suspect was paying for? And, no, I am not advocating violence.

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Well, what led to the alleged choking?

...Are you seriously asking that question? As in, can you think of any justifiable reason that someone should be choking another person? Especially when that someone is a military-trained adult male, choking a teenage female?

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