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Man arrested for attempted murder after stabbing colleague at sushi restaurant

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A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after he stabbed his male colleague at a sushi restaurant where they both work in Yokohama on Tuesday.

According to police, the incident occurred just after noon in the restaurant in Kohoku Ward. Police said Hirotaka Kokubo stabbed his 21-year-old colleague in the abdomen with a knife with a 26-centimeter-long blade, Fuji TV reported.

The victim was taken to a hospital and was in a stable condition on Wednesday.

After the stabbing, a customer placed an emergency phone call to police.

According to reports, Kokubo got into a heated argument with his colleague and became enraged when the victim punched him.

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I guess his punch was not good enough. What is it about sushi that makes some people so violent?

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According to reports, Kokubo got into a heated argument with his colleague and became enraged when the victim punched him.

That'll do it sometimes. I sure as heck would think twice before throwing a punch when there are long sharp knives within arm's reach.

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So many people who post don't know ANYTHING about Japan.

The 36 year old became enraged at his YOUNGER co-workers attitude.

I wonder what they were talking about? Was it work related and was there any CRTICISM involved??

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So, it would seem a 'sempai' bully picked on the wrong 'kohai'.

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hmmmm. So, I punch you and you stab me? Makes all the sense. Sometimes a little thinking can make all the difference.

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Good Lord, imagine being a customer during this ordeal?

I once witnessed two sushi staff members getting into a physical punching match outside their shop in Hachioji. Good thing no knife was around during their quarrel

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