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Ex-boyfriend arrested for stabbing woman to death in Kyoto

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Police on Monday arrested a 25-year-old man for fatally stabbing his 23-year-old ex-girlfriend at her apartment in Kyoto City. Shohei Kitamura was arrested for allegedly stabbing Mariko Ishikawa around 5:40 a.m. He turned himself in at a local police station at noon.

The victim was found bleeding in the corridor outside her apartment by a neighbor who had heard a scream. Police found a knife with bloodstains in the suspect's apartment.

Police said their investigations showed that Ishikawa ended the relationship at the end of last year, but Kitamura had been repeatedly urging her to get back together with him.

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I bet she told police and they didn't do jack about it. sad...

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He loves her but she doesn't love him. It is not like 'Romeo and Juliet,' but perhaps changing time for 'Valentines Day.' If he is ugly looking than he had reason trying to get her back. If he is good looking than he is an 'idiot.' And now he is like a snail in deep water.

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Must be very hard for Japanese to seek and nurture new relationships. Maybe they can buy robots that will talk to them.

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25? Nothing of that sort ever crossed my mind at that age.

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Man, there are some unstable folks out there. Stay safe people.

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Those of us that have lived in Japan long enough will agree...there's nothing more fragile than the ego or non-ego a j-man. He did what he felt he had to do to. In his puny emotionally inept mind, he had no other choice.

Tragic but all too common.

S

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Sad to say Spidey, but I do agree with your sentiments.

You can thank the public school system which rewards failure with a pat on the back and a pass to the next grade for fostering the sort of thinking that leads to this.

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I was spot on about scum bf.

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Spidey. Agreed.

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It is not like 'Romeo and Juliet

Try Sid and Nancy.

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give him life jails for god sake..you don't kill people because they don't love you anymore..what a shame...Think about thoses sacred J-girls that must stay with that kind of men to avoid being killed...very sad country. Sad to read comments here an not even one mention that girl and other girls that must live such nightmare.....

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her children were in protective custody according to the article yesterday. The only people who did not do their jobs were the Japanese police. Social services did their bit. J-cops need a hell of a flogging.

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i agree with waf666

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Guys, there are all sorts of murders all over the world where restraining orders have been given and the police have been involved. Perhaps you think the Jcops should have provided a armed escort? In reality the police can't be everywhere.

This is a heinous crime and the jerk should get a sharp one at the end of a rope, but to blame the cops is unrealistic.

Poor girl didn't deserve this; none of them do. It would be nice if we could get the mental defectives out of society but I don't know how to do that.

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The passion of love and desire twisted him beyond reason or he was a sick mo fo from the git go. Which do you think?

He turned himself in is the best part of this glum murderer.

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Just hang this moron.

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One woman's tragic end, sad story.

As usual half the JT commentors have not lost the chance to put down the country/ its people/ men/ whatever is on the menu today.

I can't agree. I know plenty of well-balanced, kind Japanese men. Perhaps more so than back home. But I suppose there's nothing like picking on anonymous faceless crowds of people you don't know and can't understand to make yrself feel superior.

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no! this obviously 'japanese style' murder. why? the murderer "turned himself in at a local police station". it's apparently japanese only feature.

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Seggahme - What is specific to Japan is that the guy turned himself in.

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