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College dropout arrested over website threat to kill over 30 students

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Police on Wednesday arrested 32-year-old man in connection with a threatening message that was posted on a popular Japanese forum website. At 12:35 a.m., the suspect, who has been identified as Masaki Watanabe, allegedly wrote that he was going to "go to Takarazuka University tomorrow and kill at least 30 people." It is also alleged that he threatened the 58-year-old head of the secretariat.

According to police, Watanabe was until recently a student of fine art at Takarazuka University but dropped out in September of last year. Sources claim that Watanabe left the university after asking a female student out and being rejected.

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He is 32 years old and leaves school because he was rejected by a girl? If that's all to the story, he sounds like a very emotionally immature individual. Well done by authorities to act on the threat immediately.

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This just proves that manga plots aren't so unlikely.

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it's refreshing that we are reading about this before and not after.

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Sick kid. Take him off the streets.

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A cry for help that has fortunately been heeded before anyone was hurt.

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What is fascinating from this point is the process that will enable him to become a healthy and well-adjusted, contributing member of society again.

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Strange thing about this is that he was 32 years old, and not being mature enough to handle rejection. As was stated by KakiOko I agree, it is refreshing to hear about them getting to this before it turned ugly.

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I'm sad and relieved all at once. I'm glad they managed to stop him before he did something irreversible. But he doesn't sound well if he quits school over something like that. Hope they get the guy some help.

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I feel like I know people like this in Japan...if not closely. Our paths brush and I see them. Its all too easy to imagine, and is unspeakably pathetic. They should be euthanized.

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Well done by authorities to act on the threat immediately.

Not so fast. The article never said when he actually posted the threat. It just says 12:35AM. It could have been at 12:35AM last Sept when he dropped out.

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A cry for help that has fortunately been heeded before anyone was hurt.

What? "A cry for help..."? More like a cry of stupidity, immaturity and lunacy!

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So many pathetic losers like this and then they jump to suicide like yesterday on the Seibu train in Kodaira! Thank goodness this fool was arrested!

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"As this country staggers through a second decade of economic stagnation, and suffers the indignation of being eclipsed by historic rival China, there’s a common refrain coming from the growing ranks of this country’s young and angry"

"There is a deepening sense that society is at an impasse,” Mr. Kan told an extraordinary session of Japan’s parliament convened last week. He went on to list off Japan’s many and deepening problems: economic stagnation; rising unemployment; an aging society and the highest suicide rate in the developed world."

"One issue Mr. Kan didn’t mention is that more and more Japanese are turning away from traditional politics and embracing extremist ideologies laced with chilling hints of the country’s militaristic history."

"Zaitokukai claims to have more than 10,000 active members, with several times that number quietly following them and reading their xenophobic postings online." ref: W3.theglobeandmail.c0m

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Sources claim that Watanabe left the university after asking a female student out and being rejected.

At least he left the university and did not become a stalker of the woman who doesn't care about him... But threatening to kil 3o people because of the woma? were they all her boyfriends? lol She rejected him and cheated him with 30 people and he still is obsessed with her...

why those rejected men cant cope? There are so many women around to choose from, more beautiful, kinder, superior, more caring, warmer, more undersanding compared to the object of the men's attention but these men continue pursuing the impossible and stick to the woman that rejected and humiliated them and continues to mock them? why these men even go crazy because of such a wothless woman? I cannot understand that. It cannot be that these men have gone obsessed, right?

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