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Man arrested after shoving woman on platform against incoming train

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Police in Kobe have arrested an unemployed 53-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he shoved a 43-year-old woman on a train platform. The woman fell against an incoming train and sustained injuries.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday on a platform at JR Sannomiya Station. Fuji TV reported that witnesses saw the man, Koichi Kubo, arguing with the woman after they bumped into each other, and then push her. The woman fell backwards and her right arm was hit by a train coming into the station, before her husband could pull her back.

Police said Kubo, who lives in Shiga Prefecture, has denied any intent to kill the woman, and quoted him as saying he couldn't remember the incident.

The woman, a Japanese who currently resides in Germany, was visiting Japan with her husband.

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I hope the husband beat the everloving crap out of the guy before the pigs arrived.

Moderator: Don't ever call the police "pigs" on this discussion board again. It is offensive (and out of date by about 30 years).

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Video at 11. Or, as Tom Waits said, "It took a train to take me away from you, but a train...can bring me...home."

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Ouch. Oseichi in Jail.

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This unemployed 53-year-old man seems need free room and food during this winter.

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geez.. another wacko who pretends he doesnt remember anything. Karma goes around and comes around, old man.

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Just to add to the story the husband is German.

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Oops. Don't know what happened, but the fact that she lived in Germany may be significant ... she might have told him very bluntly what she thought of his bad manners, thus enraging him.

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"Police said Kubo, who lives in Shiga Prefecture, has denied any intent to kill the woman, and quoted him as saying he couldn’t remember the incident." Here we go again with the selective amnesia, and cognitive dissonance....Yet another candidate for the straight-jacket. award.

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Arrested for "suspicion of attempted murder" ...

mind boggling , had to sit down on this one, to comprehend the title vs the stones outcome.

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Back home this man would have faced instant public justice before being handed over to the police...

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Not really the homecoming she probably wanted.

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Here it is as usual, "I don't remember anything." Don't play that card. Just man up and have some balls. It doesn't matter if you intend to kill her or not; what matters is the action you took might have killed a person. Think on it and then say words.

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he couldn’t remember the incident

Why is this always the go to excuse for committing a crime? Do they think they can honestly get away with is by claiming that they don't remember what they did??

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Why is this always the go to excuse for committing a crime? Do they think they can honestly get away with is by claiming that they don't remember what they did??

Because taking responsibility for one's actions are apparently too much. Like Shingollira wrote, people should just man up. It's quite irritating how often we get to read here stuff like "I don't remember anything", "I was drunk" and so on...

But how they believe that those stupid excuses will save them, I don't know...Actually it is a quite stupid excuse in my opinion. If the guy doesn't remember the incident, how are people supposed to believe him that he had no intention to kill her as well? To me something along the lines of "I got angry at what she said and pushed her, but I had no intention to kill her." is far more believable.

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The lack of taking responsibility and being held accountable is part of the hive like backwards logic. Brush it under the carpet and hold onto ones over bloated pride and total obversion of being anything less than the perfect person they think they are, pathetic.

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"Police said Kubo, who lives in Shiga Prefecture, has denied any intent to kill the woman, and quoted him as saying he couldn’t remember the incident." Here we go again with the selective amnesia, and cognitive dissonance....Yet another candidate for the straight-jacket. award.

So he doesn't remember anything but he does deny the intent to kill. That means he does remember the incident, or he couldn't have denied it.

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Kobe White Bar Owner Just to add to the story the husband is German

So what?

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"The lack of taking responsibility and being held accountable is part of the hive like backwards logic"

(On so many levels)

thanks Kobe White Bar Owner,

I see this tremendously here in Japan, but for foreigners we are held to the standards of OUR country's culture rationale.

Clarity like this from you and Disillusioned also helps us maintain OUR sanity, and as you previously stated " a nanny state"

Thank you for letting me share.

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