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Suspect admits to leaving knives on prince's classroom desk

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Well? Why'd you do it?

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The hilts of the knives were attached by adhesive tape to a stick and the combination was placed across the prince's desk and the one next to it. The blades of the knives were painted pink.

Does this have some kind of historical significance or what? So a guy left a weird knife-stick thing on a desk. Why?

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Very relieving news. I imagine they will now test if the suspect is insane. Give the Prince at least one SP to guard him at all times.

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The man, identified as Kaoru Hasegawa and who was held in Kanagawa Prefecture near Tokyo, admitted to the allegation, according to the police.

A guy that matched the description nearby, they locked him up and he confessed. How convenient.

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Give the Prince at least one SP to guard him at all times.

He already has two, along with police protection as well. He is chauffeured to school everyday, and his guards stay in a building close by. They do not want the guards presence to be overly obvious, as they would interfere with the Prince's studies and chances to talk with friends.

All of which I saw on a news program yesterday morning.

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Everybody is being watched, all the time, everywhere.

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He already has two, along with police protection

@ Yubaru - You mean two ex-SPs!

They should put guards on the school entrance. Dont have the photo ID pass? Cant get in. This man would never enter in that situation.

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Ganbare Japan! Today  09:25 am JST

They should put guards on the school entrance. Dont have the photo ID pass? Cant get in. This man would never enter in that situation.

Schools in other countries have been doing this for years. I'm surprised Japan has not done it by now.

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He's been arrested and has admitted to the act. Now it has to be determined why he did such a disturbing thing.

If this man needs psychological help, I pray he gets it.

Thankfully the prince, and his classmates, were not harmed.

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How did a man posing as a plumber (Mario???) gain access to the school grounds. then locate the Prince's classroom, find his desk and leave the knives and leave without being questioned or confronted???

That'd be a tough feat even at my local primary school down the road.

Let alone at an elite private school (read for the richies) where for frogs sake the future Emperor of Japan is attending.

Being great police officers "after the event" doesn't cut it in this case. Any nasty thing could have happened.

Slack.

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Time to bring back mental asylums. There's plenty of room in the countryside these days to lock up all the nutjobs.

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Wonder on 'what good deal' he agreed to admit so easily. Nope, we will never know.

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Petty, sneak, underhand and passive-aggressive. Very Japanese way of abusing.

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This kind of psychopath should be prevented by police in advanced.

How come he enter the school?

Why the school staff did not counter check for any instruction for plumber appointed to the school?

The school staff must be questioned by police.

All the school must be careful and notice such stranger.

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Good post, Hiroto San.

He was sort of grinning in the police car. We have to ask if there was anyone who put him up to this, but he may decide to keep silent on that.

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JenniSchiebelToday  09:32 am JST

Ganbare Japan! Today  09:25 am JST

They should put guards on the school entrance. Dont have the photo ID pass? Cant get in. This man would never enter in that situation.

Schools in other countries have been doing this for years. I'm surprised Japan has not done it by now.

They are actually doing that. I was a student in Ochanomizu University. And everyone has to show their student ID to enter the campus. And if I'm not mistaken Ochanomizu University is the only one having this (high school is in the same campus).

My guess is, it was probably after school hours, so they let the plumber in.

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The guy wore gloves to avoid leaving fingerprints, but surely dogs would be able to follow his scent all the way and make the links between him, the clothes and the objects that he left?

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was looking for the key word "unemployed" but didn't see it

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Apparently they found the wires to at least one of the security cameras had been cut.

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A guy that matched the description nearby, they locked him up and he confessed. How convenient.

Sadly, this comment has a lot of substance to it, having seen the way Japanese law works.

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They should thanking this loon. He has shown just how pitiful their security is.

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The man, identified as Kaoru Hasegawa and who was held in Kanagawa Prefecture near Tokyo, admitted to the allegation, according to the police.

A guy that matched the description nearby, they locked him up and he confessed. How convenient.

It could very well be that Hasegawa is indeed the perpetrator. Then again, Japan’s criminal conviction rate stands at a staggering 99.9 percent on the backs of confessions, and we all know how much pressure the cops are to make an arrest and get a confession in this case...

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@ Yubaru - You mean two ex-SPs!

They should put guards on the school entrance. Dont have the photo ID pass? Cant get in. This man would never enter in that situation.

@ganbare

No, not ex, not retired but two current SP's. And your suggestion here would not work, as the grounds are easily accessible from any number of directions. The Junior HS is part of a larger affiliated HS and University, all on the same grounds.

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