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Man arrested after stabbing 17-year-old daughter with sword

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Police in Chitose, Hokkaido, have arrested a 59-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he stabbed his 17-year-old daughter in the back with a sword.

According to police, the incident occurred just before 2 a.m. Thursday at the family’s home, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said Kazuhito Obara, a taxi driver, stabbed his daughter Shoko at the front door as she was trying to leave the house.

Obara then called 110 and said he had stabbed his daughter after having an argument with her. The girl was taken to hospital and is in a stable condition, police said.

Obara, who lives with his oldest daughter and Shoko, was quoted by police as saying he lost his temper but had no intent to kill his daughter. He said he just threatened her but things got out of hand.

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I thought stabbing her in the back would be beneficial to blood and organ growth, officer! Honest! No intention to kill at all.

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Surely he was drunk and can't remember

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"I didn't want to kill her, m'lud... I just wanted to run her through with a sword!"

What sort of argument would lead to a father taking up the sword and attacking his own daughter? Honestly, can you imagine the carnage if Japan ever allowed its citizens to arm themselves?

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"had no intent to kill his daughter" just maim her a little

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Lock him up.

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I've lost my temper a few times too, but I have never felt the need to stab someone, especially not a family member.

Also, I wonder why JT publishes her name. As a minor isn't she entitled to some privacy?

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Good point obladi. Why is JT printing the name of a 17 year old victim of crime?

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I’m sorry but, my only comment is, WTF!!!

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Thunderbird2

Honestly, can you imagine the carnage if Japan ever allowed its citizens to arm themselves?

Yeah, can you imagine? Wait. No imagination necessary. Just look directly to the east. An entire huge nation armed to the teeth.

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whoa!

Preoccupied and dedicated 

to the suspicion of the attempted action

as she was trying to leave the house.

He got so hung up on putting the sword in her back "unintentionally"

The old ghoul with the zero skull transplant

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After reading several news sites I am little the wiser. Mostly they say it was a blade 'like a traditional Japanese sword'. One site said the blade went into her left lung, so she is seriously injured. Another said she is lightly injured. One source quoted interviews with the neighbors, and instead of the usual platitudes, he was described as 無愛想、 怖い i.e. an unfriendly and scary character.

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Wow, that's like something that would show up in the news in the Edo period. Unbelievable!

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Thunderbird2Today  04:40 pm JST

"I didn't want to kill her, m'lud... I just wanted to run her through with a sword!"

What sort of argument would lead to a father taking up the sword and attacking his own daughter? Honestly, can you imagine the carnage if Japan ever allowed its citizens to arm themselves?

What makes you think that this criminal and abberant behavior by one individual is characteristic of all Japan? Every Japanese household has knives in the kitchen so they are all armed.

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What?

Did he think he was in a Tom and Jerry cartoon, and everyone would have a good laugh at the slice to her back?

Welcome to reality buddy!

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Judge thee, least thee be judged.

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I’m sorry but, my only comment is, WTF!!!

Good, keep it that way.. LOOOOOL !!..

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"the incident occurred just before 2 a.m., as the "17-year-old daughter" was trying to leave the house"

going out kinds late...

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I’m sorry but, my only comment is, WTF!!!

I'll second that.

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One man is kicking a pregnant woman, another man is molesting a young girl on the train and now this man is stabbing his own daughter with a sword.

Pretty frickin' weird.

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"the incident occurred just before 2 a.m., as the "17-year-old daughter" was trying to leave the house"

going out kinds late...

Uh, she was probably trying to get out of the house because her father was ...oh, I don't know... CHASING HER WITH A SWORD!

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