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Knife-wielding man robs Tokyo sushi restaurant of Y720,000

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A man robbed a sushi restaurant in Tokyo's Adachi Ward on Sunday morning, getting away with 720,000 yen, police said. According to investigators, the man broke in through the back door of the Choshimaru conveyor belt sushi restaurant in Yanaka at around 6:30 a.m. The deputy restaurant manager, 26, was the only employee on duty at the time and had just arrived.

Police said the intruder brandished a knife and ordered the deputy manager to open the safe and give him the money. He then fled with about 720,000 yen. The robber was described as being of Asian appearance, about 30, 160-170 cms tall and spoke broken Japanese.

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...of asian appearance... Well, that narrows it down!

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... broken Japanese. Any Japanese can learn how to do that by visiting a McDonald's outlet!

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inside job

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japanese are asian...of course that comes as a bit of a shock to your average local

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That's pretty expensive sushi. You mean he got the equivalent of 1000 people maguro?

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Guy knows where the money is....tuna is quite a money maker!

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"Asian appearance" still blaming foreigners for every little crime.

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"Asian appearance" still blaming foreigners for every little crime.

I'm sure they want to frame foreigners again.....

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"Asian appearance" is Japanese for "the thief was Chinese".

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No it actually could be a foreigner but I hope the local cops don't rule out this guy fabricating a story. What about security video from anywhere? Sorry but the dudes story is in a word "fishy".

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Asian appearance

Is this a joke? Asian appearance in Japan....

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fits the profile of a sushi chef

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If only someone in the restaurant had a knife to defend against the attack...

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