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Female worker being held hostage at internet cafe in Saitama

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A loser who couldn’t get his favorite comic at the cafe?

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Nerd in a booth acting out some kind of LARP?

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“On Thursday evening, the operator of the internet cafe simply told Kyodo News, "We are looking into the situation."

Yeah ok whatever - I’d expect a statement from the local Police anyway.

Hope it gets resolved soon

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that's almost 24 hours, a horrible experience for the poor lady.

once one night passes and the perpetrator doesn't free the hostage, should't the police be a bit more active? Of course, we don't know the details

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Hoping and praying the poor lady is OK, and that this psychopath is taken down.

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Just send in the Japanese equivalent of SWAT and take the idiot out already.

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Hope she is safely released. Is this an infatuation with the woman or an attempt to take their furstration on the easiest target available?

There are all sorts that frequent internet cafes. Some are just tourists/travelers, the working poor, highly stressed individuals, social loners, and/or mentally disturbed.

I read somewhere that the author of Attack on Titan worked at an internet cafe, and that experience was inspiration for the manga. In particular, he recalled an experience where a customer was upset and attempting to assault him and no matter what he did the customer would not listen to reason. He just kind of looked past him like he was nothing. No acknowledgement of his existence.

If you have read or watch the series, these giants that do not blink and with no communication ability and permanent smiles or frowns just eat people with any explanation.

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Doors lock from the inside. Bright move. Why do they need locks at all?

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@Laguna - because some people sleep in there, rather like a business hotel.

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Laguna

Doors lock from the inside. Bright move. Why do they need locks at all?

Because some people live in these things. You did not know that?

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What pathetic police! Those booths are not made of concrete, just thin paneling. I know, police do not want to be blamed for damaging private property!

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How about a bathroom break for the lady?

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Someone once told me that Saitama’s nickname is ださいたま. I’m beginning to see why.

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Tristis Quepe

Someone once told me that Saitama’s nickname is ださいたま. I’m beginning to see why.

Yeah, the place has a reputation. But you are not making friends if you are in a pub and talk about ださいたま and it turns out your neighbour is from there.

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The Avenger

How about a bathroom break for the lady?

For both, actually. I have been wondering how they deal with that. He has been in there with her for a whole day. Maybe a chance for the police to jump him?

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And typically, these booths lack a ceiling. A mirror on a pole would see everything.

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Just fill the room with sleeping gas and bust the door in. Or unhinge it at least.

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The AvengerToday 06:25 pm JST

How about a bathroom break for the lady?

Are you assuming that the female worker being held hostage is still alive?

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I hope the girl is safe and not repeatedly getting sexually assaulted

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amer swat team would storm in easy pathetic jcops doing?

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Hope the lady is safe, I am sure the police is on top it and may have possibly apprehended this idiot. One thing about Japan is there are NOT many guns in the hands of the general public.

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3RENSHO

Are you assuming that the female worker being held hostage is still alive?

According to the news, she has been speaking, so unless the guy is a ventriloquist, yes you can assume she is.

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Someone once told me that Saitama’s nickname is ださいたま. I’m beginning to see why.

Crime and stuff happens everywhere in Japan every single day.

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In other countries, police would have already been in,

but here, the J police is not ready to take any risk that could end in hurting the hostage. If the guy is crazy, his reaction can not be anticipated. He might have threaten the girl already.

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The news just announced that they got the guy and the girl is unharmed (無事). I hope she’s mentally okay. What a horrible 24 hours she must’ve had.

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The news just announced that they got the guy and the girl is unharmed (無事). I hope she’s mentally okay. What a horrible 24 hours she must’ve had.

Great news. Would be even better if it stated that the perpetrator had received a lead injection between his eyes.

I hope the poor girl is OK.

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Yeah, the place has a reputation. But you are not making friends if you are in a pub and talk about ださいたま and it turns out your neighbour is from there.

surely is better (and safer) than walking in Roppongi or Kabukicho

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