Police in Osaka on Saturday arrested a 33-year-old man on suspicion of attempting to kill his 33-year-old girlfriend by choking her.
According to police, Shoji Yasuda, a company employee from Nishinomiya, attacked the woman in her apartment at around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Sankei Shimbun reported. The victim suffered minor injuries to her neck, police said.
Police said Yasuda has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he got angry because the woman wanted to break off their relationship.
Last year, the woman consulted police about being beaten by Yasuda. Police issued a verbal warning over domestic abuse to him.© Japan Today