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Convenience store manager arrested over murder of part-time employee

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Police in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, on Tuesday arrested the 62-year-old manager of a Lawson convenience store on suspicion of murdering a 61-year-old male part-time employee.

According to police, the suspect, Seiji Yamada, stabbed Kazuhiro Miyagawa several times in the stomach at around 2 a.m. Tuesday, Fuji TV reported. At 2:30 a.m., a male customer called 110 reporting that there were no store staff but there was blood on the floor and counter. When police arrived, they found Miyagawa covered with blood in the office. He was taken to hospital where he died about two hours later.

Yamada was also found on the premises, with blood on his clothes. He confessed to having stabbed Miyagawa over a financial dispute over money he loaned to the victim, police said.

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I really want to know the motive. In these "bizarre" murders in Japan, I wish JapanToday had a "follow up" section once it goes to trial.

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"I really want to know the motive. In these "bizarre" murders censor in Japan, I wish and conceal JapanToday had a "follow up" section is the way of j-land once it goes to trial."

That would be interesting..

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@ Orange

I would hazard a guess that pride and poor emotional communication skills would be on the list.

imo

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So, hang on a second... what was that article about the top 10 reasons Japan is safe, again? Convenience stores was one reason. No toleration for drinking and driving was another, despite a couple of accidents this week. ATMs was another, and wasn't there a 'daring' smash and grab just the other day? Might not have been ATMs, but the reason they were called safe is because they were locked up at night.

In other words, this kind of thing proves the nation is no safer for those 'reasons' in the article, save the lack of guns and perhaps drugs. Sorry to hear about this employee, and I hope the guy with the usual, "we had an argument" excuse gets to realize EVERY DAY in prison that people get into arguments and fights and maybe reflects and realizes that "maybe killing him wasn't the answer". I hope he realizes that every... single... day while experiencing some of the pain he put on the other man.

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hang on a second... what was that article about the top 10 reasons Japan is safe, again? Convenience stores was one reason.

Yeah! Because we all know one incident in a country with thousands and thousands of combinis, and 130 million people, shows that all combinis everywhere are unsafe all the time for everyone.

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Why so many queer murders reported in Japan lately? Some are simple mental challenges like stress which are avoidable if we become a little cautious.

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Two old bird dogs in a fight to the death. Must be over money or a lady.

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"Yamada stabbed Kazuhiro Miyagawa several times in the stomach at around 02:00 AM"

RIP Miyagawa-sama!! :-(

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I don't 100% buy the reason. How can a dead person explain himself? And sometimes those murderers in their silver age have been one during their younger times. Sometimes, scary really. But I still believe that convenience stores are a safe place. Just look at the presence of ATM machines! And I happen to see not just one with 110 sticker that may mean a safe place to run to.

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Bwahahah! Well, he's never gonna see that cash again! Idiot!

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Maybe it is where I am living but I stop at many Lawson's and I have never seen a guy in his 60s working there. Maybe once but I think he was the owner. Anyone else?

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Posted in: Man robs Tokyo convenience store (Nov. 06, 2015 - 11:32PM JST)

And that was the subtlety around my previous post, obviously lost on some people. This is NOT NEWS. And a robbery at 01:40 with no customers in the shop hardly even counts as a crime.

It's more of a lesson to the BUSINESS OWNER that he should CLOSE THE STORE at a decent time...

Before an employee gets murdered... for the sake of 64,000 yen!!

Yes I am a genius and I do it as a public service... :-)

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Yeah! Because we all know one incident in a country with thousands and thousands of combinis...

But it isn't just one incident.

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I hadn't realized there was a scourge of combini bosses killing their co-workers.

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Killing someone because they owe you money is stupid, how'd you get it back then?

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