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Man arrested for attempted murder after stabbing woman at love hotel

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Police in Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture, said Thursday they have arrested an unemployed 28-year-old man on a charge of attempted murder after he stabbed his 23-year-old female friend in the back with a large kitchen knife.

According to police, Kazuya Kurosawa stabbed the woman while they were at a love hotel at around 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, TBS reported. The woman sustained many stab wounds in her back, but her wounds are not life-threatening, police said.

Police said Kurosawa fled from the hotel but called them a short time later to report what he had done.

Kurosawa said he met the woman at a restaurant and that when they got to the hotel, he "just lost it," police quoted him as saying.

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Who carries a large kitchen knife to a love hotel? I seriously doubt that he "just lost it"...For whatever sick reason he had for doing this, this was clearly premeditated and planned.

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He might just carry it around all the time.

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May be he did not have money to pay the hotel charges ...

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"Japanese Police in Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture, said Thursday they have arrested unemployed 28-year-old Japanese man on a charge of attempted murder " unemployed in this context and sentence structure appears to be related to the crime, or condition susceptable to the crime. Is it a cultural stigma to be unemployed Japanese in Japan?

"Kazunari Kurosawa stabbed the woman while they were at a love hotel, because "he “just lost it,” He lost the the money? or the activity was disatisfactional, or she did not comply? Not enough information to understand the nature of the motive in this case. But it seems to imply he lost his temper, a consistent characteristic. Will he receive psychiatric help, for his loss of control resulting in the Japanese system classification of a felony charge, and if convicted of a fellony will he go on the international crime database, or will he tradionally aplogize and get the systematic suspended sentence?

Interesting case to see how the female's human rights are assesed here. Although the atricle appears to admonish the point that the "her wounds are not life-threatening" as if to counter the implications for "attempted murder"

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Saitama off to a good start this morning. What's with these psychos, anyway? Why'd he 'lose it'? I mean, picking someone up at a restaurant and taking them to a love hotel isn't first on my list of things I might lose it over (unless he was stressed out because he was cheating or something... which of course doesn't at all justify what he did). I hope the woman recovers quickly. Next time maybe a coffee date first.

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from stud to dud.

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@jsyndrome There may be some stigma attached to being 28 and unemployed in Japan, but I wouldn't read too much into the term. Crime reports (and sometimes accident reports) here usually identify people by their occupation as well as their name. "Company worker so-and-so", "Housewife so-and-so", "Third-year Elementary School Pupil so-and-so", "College Student so-and-so", and the like are quite standard in the news. If they don't have an occupation, they are described as "Unemployed so-and-so".

Over the years I have heard/read many comments by non-Japanese about the practice, but I can't recall ever coming across a Japanese who thought it unusual, or had even given it much if any thought. In fact, the only real opinions I've heard from Japanese about it have come from a few retirees, who wished that the media would use "retiree" instead of "unemployed" for their peers.

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smithinjapan "picking someone up at a restaurant and taking them to a love hotel " "Next time maybe a coffee date first."

Since the woman is referred to as his female friend I would think this means they were acquaintances who arranged to meet at the restaurant, not that he picked up a stranger in the restaurant.

jsyndrome, "Although the atricle appears to admonish the point that the "her wounds are not life-threatening" as if to counter the implications for "attempted murder""

Or maybe just giving a factual account of her condition. If she was in a coma, in critical condition etc they would say that.

"or will he tradionally aplogize and get the systematic suspended sentence?"

For attempted murder? Most cases of that I am aware of have resulted in time in prison. But maybe you have some statistics that say otherwise?

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Dude, your an A$$! And stupid too! At 28 your prime in life is ruined. Such a boob! Glad she was alright.

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The nuts don't fall far from the tree in saitama!

As for the comment about people carrying knives. It is a lot more common than anyone would like to believe. Too many young guys are carrying large blades in their kits.

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Another thing... some love hotels have a kitchenette, so he could have picked up the knife there? Just a guess.

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"Kurosawa fled from the hotel but called them a short time later to report what he had done."

Good, he turned himself in, this should be the golden rule in Jpan

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It was not the themed room he wanted?

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Poor girl, I hope she isn't permanently traumatized by this incident.

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"he “just lost it,”

They walk among us.

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Most likely this idiot fool did not have the MONEY to pay for sex, so he did the next best thing? Try to attack and kill this poor young lady in crappy Saitama?? Some real sick and twisted folk here in Japan TOO, and NOT only in Saitama!

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The terror this woman must have felt... I shudder to think! Kurosawa needs to check into a psych ward, if you ask me. Since he had the presence of mind to turn himself in after the deed, maybe there is hope that he could balance out his psychiatric issues in the future. As for the woman, though, she will be traumatised for life, no doubt. I hope for her speedy recovery.

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Let me bring my kitchen knife with me instead of a condom? Who the hell brings a kitchen knife to a love hotel? He didn't just lose it. That is nonsense. HE PLANNED IT!!!

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