Police in Ebetsu, Hokkaido, have arrested a 26-year man on suspicion of assaulting his wife, after she reportedly asked for a divorce.
According to local media reports, the incident occurred at around 7 p.m. on Saturday. The woman, who is in her 20s, told police she and her husband were arguing about various matters and when she told him she wanted a divorce, he became enraged and punched her forehead with his fist several times.
The victim immediately ran out of the house and called 110. When she returned home, her husband was nowhere to be found.
Police found the husband later that night in Sapporo. Police said the suspect had beaten his wife in the past.© Japan Today