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Man arrested for stabbing real estate agent while being shown apartment

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A 24-year-old unemployed man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and robbery after he stabbed a 23-year-old woman, who works for a real estate agency, while she was showing him an apartment in Yokohama on Saturday.

Police said the suspect, Yuki Nishiyama, of no fixed address, was found in Ibaraki Prefecture on Saturday night, driving the car he had stolen from the real estate agent, Chiaki Hayashi, Fuji TV reported.

Police said Hayashi, who lives in Kawasaki, told police she had shown a man an apartment that he requested to see, and that he stabbed her while they were in the apartment. He stole her handbag containing cash and fled in the real estate agency's car used by Hayashi who managed to stagger outside.

A passerby saw Hayashi lying on the sidewalk and called 110. She had been stabbed in the back and chest. Police said she was in a stable condition on Sunday.

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Scum!

20 ( +21 / -1 )

That's crazy!

16 ( +16 / -0 )

Well, he'll have a place to stay now.

Seriously though, I hope the young lady makes a full recovery.

21 ( +21 / -0 )

"She had been stabbed in the back and chest. "

"He stole her handbag containing cash and fled in the real estate agency's car "

Reads perhaps like this one was possibly prompted by 'bath salts,' or opioids or just pop goes the weasel.

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What the *** is wrong with people. Something went very wrong with society for people like this to exist.

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MatToday  06:17 pm JST

What the *** is wrong with people. Something went very wrong with society for people like this to exist.

Why do you blame society? Don't you think there's something very wrong with this individual? If society was the cause there would be thousands of such incidents every day.

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Did he really think he would get away with it? Real estate agencies have security cameras, he drove away in her car etc. etc. Maybe mental illness is involved?

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Real estate agents in the US have faced these sorts of issues before. It's a dangerous job for a woman - going into a flat or house with a stranger.

14 ( +15 / -1 )

Social distancing may have prevented this.

Seriously, this guy needs to have his head examined...by my size 12 combat boot.

I sincerely pray for the young woman's full physical recovery, but I can't imagine her being psychologically able to resume her job as a lone real estate agent any time soon.

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OssanAmericaToday  06:49 pm JST

Why do you blame society? Don't you think there's something very wrong with this individual? If society was the cause there would be thousands of such incidents every day.

Don’t think Mat blamed society, but he’s perfectly right in pointing out that our society helps produce individuals like this. You can’t think society has no influence on individuals, and vice versa for that matter? Human beings don’t come about in isolation.

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Another violent senseless and random crime, getting very hairy these days over there.

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

This is horrible. Hopefully the victim is going to make a full recovery. The 24 year old parasite should be brought to justice with the keys thrown away for eternity or executed. Society is better without such parasites. It is a shock that something like this could ever occur in Japan. It is understood that Japan along with other countries in the Far East such as Taiwan, Mainland China (especially Beijing), etc are as safe as it gets regarding being safe from street crime and being able to walk any time of day or night regardless of gender, shape, size, etc. What is going on? Japan like Taiwan and Mainland China are extremely progressive and highly educated countries.

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Real Estate Agent is a popular job for women in the US and many countries. It is also quite dangerous.

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What is going on? Japan like Taiwan and Mainland China are extremely progressive and highly educated countries.

LOL!

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Is there really any need to publicly name the VICTIM?

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"unemployed"? I thought it is impossible to get a rental contact in Japan if you don't have a job or, alternatively, not wealthy.

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JeffLee

"unemployed"? I thought it is impossible to get a rental contact in Japan if you don't have a job or, alternatively, not wealthy.

I have not had a job in 30 years. Not wealthy but have a very good rental contract has I did with the last one for 10 years. Never even met the owner of our current rental.

This is a terrible crime.

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It seems that two types of crimes are becoming increasingly more common in Japan.

First, is this type of especially violent and random crime. There were always stalkers and crimes of passion, but now more are being committed by complete strangers.

The second alarming trend is the increase in child abuse cases, noticeably by young mothers and/or their boyfriends and husbands. Many absolutely heinous abuse cases today.

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Feel sorry for the lady, hope she recovers fully.

And this scum should be locked up for a long long time.

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I have not had a job in 30 years.

Does that mean you are self-employed ?

Every apartment I rented or bought required an income proof.

Otherwise you should share your secret!

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they got "this" picture:

https://www.tokyoreporter.com/crime/attempted-murder-suspect-i-couldnt-find-work-due-to-coronavirus/

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@JeffLee

"unemployed"? I thought it is impossible to get a rental contact in Japan if you don't have a job or, alternatively, not wealthy.

You are correct!

I have not had a job in 30 years.

@Zichi--Obviously, you or your spouse can prove some form of income. It doesn't matter of you are employed, you are receiving a pension or retirement/investment account, or someone else is paying your rent.

Regardless, JeffLee is correct. If you can't prove how you can pay for the apartment then you will not be signing a contract with most Real Estate companies in Japan or most places around the world unless you are living in a guesthouse or an internet cafe.

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Silvafan

@Zichi--Obviously, you or your spouse can prove some form of income. It doesn't matter of you are employed, you are receiving a pension or retirement/investment account, or someone else is paying your rent.

For the first 10 years we lived in our own house in the Japan Alps. Since then we have had four rentals. The last one was for a ten year lease at low rent for a very large Japanese house. Met the owner over a period of about six months discussing various matters but never how much I earned. Like all others I did provide a rent guarantor. The lease ended at the end of 2018 when we decided to change locations.

Obtained the rental via a housing company. Never asked about my income. Provided the same rent guarantor and this time also required to have a rent guarantor company in Osaka which cost half a months rent. They knew I was an artist.

We have only been receiving pension for a couple of years.

Regardless, JeffLee is correct. If you can't prove how you can pay for the apartment then you will not be signing a contract with most Real Estate companies in Japan or most places around the world unless you are living in a guesthouse or an internet cafe.

Maybe so, just not my personal experience. Never even met the current owner. The house was up for sale but the owner agreed to rent it to us.

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Silvafan

I know of three different foreigners who were given houses by the owners because they have become a burden. They all needed some fixing up but better than just paying rent.

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Wait...if he's UNEMPLOYED with NO FIXED ADDRESS or as one might say "Homeless", how is he being showed an apartment, but , an honest hard working family man, cannot even get through the application process?

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