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Elderly couple found dead at apartment in Saitama Prefecture

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A 78-year-old man and his 69-year-old wife were found dead in their apartment in Shiki, Saitama Prefecture, on Sunday.

Police said a male relative of the deceased couple went to the apartment after not being able to contact them for some time and found the bodies at around 2:15 p.m., Kyodo News reported. 

Police said the man was discovered lying on a futon mattress while his wife was was hanging by her neck. There were no external signs of injury on either body.

Police said they suspect the wife killed her husband and then hanged herself. They said an autopsy will be conducted to determine the husband's cause of death.

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Damn, why so many old people that killed?

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Number of Japanese family members killing one another reaching epidemic proportions.

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Gene HennighToday 07:57 am JST

Notice, however, family killings are not done by guns.

Does that make them less dead?

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I've never heard of so many elderly suicides in my life. Man! What's the deal?

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Jorgey GeorgiosToday 

Damn, why so many old people that killed?

Chico3Today 

I've never heard of so many elderly suicides in my life. Man! What's the deal?

Because the Japanese government support for the elderly is nothing short of appalling! The government think its more important to spend billions of yen increasing their military power (that is not needed) and to give away billions of yen in support of wars in other countries that (Japan has no involvement in). And the money they are giving away has come from the taxes of the same elderly who are killing themselves who are doing so as they can no longer support themselves. But as long as Kashida looks like "The Man" that makes it all good.

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If someone contributes for 40 consecutive years, 480 months contributions of 16,520 yen, like from 20 years old up to 60 years, then it will be entitled to retire receiving 795,000 yen a year, this makes only 66,250 yen a month, that is clearly not enough to survive in Japan, that is the cruel reality that makes elderly people to work as much as they can to barely survive.

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Early morning and already more family murders in Japan. 20 a day now? More? Check out the crime section and it is almost entirely murder and attempted murder of family members.

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Early morning and already more family murders in Japan. 20 a day now? More? Check out the crime section and it is almost entirely murder and attempted murder of family members.

What a drama, cut the crap..

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Makoto ShimizuToday  09:29 am JST

If someone contributes for 40 consecutive years, 480 months contributions of 16,520 yen, like from 20 years old up to 60 years, then it will be entitled to retire receiving 795,000 yen a year, this makes only 66,250 yen a month, that is clearly not enough to survive in Japan, that is the cruel reality that makes elderly people to work as much as they can to barely survive.

Exactly, which is why the pension system is flawed from the beginning. People should be keeping that money during their working years so they can invest it for their future how they see fit.

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Why are there so many murder-suicides going on like this? It's crazy.

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No company pension, no money.

Expect this to happen much more sadly

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If you want to understand why people Kill themselves in Japan.. then Look to the state support for the Elderly and Unemployed. ... It does not exist.

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i know this for a fact... as I am in that situation.

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Good luck TokyoOldMan

I feel for you.

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