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Body bound in chains found in Saitama river

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The body of a 48-year-old man bound in chains was found in a river in Yashio City, Saitama Prefecture, police said Saturday.

According to police, a man walking by the Ayase River spotted the body floating in the river at around 8:40 a.m. Friday and called 110, Fuji TV reported.

Police and firefighters rushed to the scene and retrieved the body which was fully clothed. The upper half of the man's body was bound in chains and his head had a bag around it, but there were no external signs of injury on the body, police said, adding they believed the body had been in the water since around mid-October.

Police have not released the man's name but said they identified him as a resident of Saitama from an ID card in his pocket. They are speaking with his relatives in Tokyo to learn more about his activities leading up to his death.

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Must be careful who we keep as company.

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Saitama again.

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japan is a safe place,cant believe this has happened.

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Didn't make his payment.

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Moonraker: the chains may give it that "Saitama touch" the area often pops up in in terms of the grotesque or repulsive, to be fair we've read a number of stories of bodies (or just parts) being found in rivers or ponds lately.

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japan is a safe place,cant believe this has happened.

Even in the safest place in the world, murders will sometimes still happen. There has never existed a murder-free utopia in human history.

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Despite what some will claim about how 'safe' Japan is, why is it then that we keep reading of these horrific crimes on a daily basis here on JT? A stabbing here, a murder there, there appears to be a rise in violent crime against persons.

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Kobe has its nasty stuff happen just like anywhere in Japan or the world for that matter, but i must ask is Saitama that bad as it seems to pop up a lot with some pretty darn tasty crimes. Anyone on here living in Saitama?

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JT needs a "Corpse in the River" section, these days not a week passes without a corpse found in some river here in Japan. Only god knows the number of corpse that are submerged in the bed of rivers in Japan.

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What do Japanese think safety means? There is no crime? Or the fact you can fall asleep on the train and wake up with your cash still in your wallet? I have been here for quite some time and think that it is no better off than anywhere else.

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Probably a suicide.

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What do Japanese think safety means? There is no crime?

Such a utopia does not exist in the world.

But safety in Japan means the same as safety anywhere in the world - low rates of violent crime. And by that standard, Japan is safe.

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"Saitama touch" the area often pops up in in terms of the grotesque or repulsive,

Would you call it Erotic asphyxiation … chains & the bag ?

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Despite what some will claim about how 'safe' Japan is, why is it then that we keep reading of these horrific crimes on a daily basis here on JT? A stabbing here, a murder there, there appears to be a rise in violent crime against persons.

Your argument is rather incorent. The evidence for Japan being low crime and safe is based upon statistics. You cannot reject this evidence because a murder happened. Yes, of course murders happen in a country of 120m people; they just happen with far lower frequency than in many other countries.

My feeling is that this was a yakuza on yakuza crime

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What did he have on Hillary?

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@kobe

but i must ask is Saitama that bad as it seems to pop up a lot with some pretty darn tasty crimes

It's just confirmation bias

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Japan still is safer compared to others. but was safer itself, much better

Psychos and perverts on public streets, people (both young and old) easily going nuts,. Kids carring knives, not unusual any longer.

some fundamental cure needed.

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Couldn't have been foul play... its Japan... probably just another suicide.

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Didn't make his payment... to HRC. OR, had the goods on her.

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the chains may give it that "Saitama touch" the area often pops up in in terms of the grotesque or repulsive,

but i must ask is Saitama that bad as it seems to pop up a lot with some pretty darn tasty crimes

Calm down boys, seriously. As I look to the right of the page here on JT, I see the 'More in Crime' section has pretty nasty reports from Tokyo, Fukuoka, Mie, Ibaraki and Gunma currently.

You are being completely disingenuous.

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"aussierulesOCT. 22, 2016 - 07:24PM JST What do Japanese think safety means? There is no crime? Or the fact you can fall asleep on the train and wake up with your cash still in your wallet? I have been here for quite some time and think that it is no better off than anywhere else.

You are either exaggerating the amount of time you've been here or have an odd sense of what constitutes personal safety. On balance, Japan is still one of the safest countries in the world. The violent crime is almost always the work of the mentally ill. Murders are either yakuza related or, most common, amongst family members. Muggings, bar fights and random assaults are almost unheard of. Sexual assault is where Japan falls off its pedestal.

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