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Man arrested for burning down ex-girlfriend’s house

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Police in Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture, said Wednesday they have arrested a 26-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder and arson after he allegedly burned down his ex-girlfriend’s house last December.

According to police, trouble arose between Shota Ban, a company employee, and his former girlfriend after she wanted to end their relationship, Fuji TV reported. Ban is accused of setting fire to the house before dawn on Dec 25, 2018. At the time, the ex-girlfriend (then 22) was at home with four family members.

Police said Ban doused the house in gasoline and set it on fire. His ex-girlfriend’s 52-year-old mother suffered minor burns. The others were able to get out of the house without being injured. The fire, which took about 90 minutes to extinguish, destroyed the two-story wooden house.

Meanwhile, local media reported that Ban sent a threatening email to his ex at the end of December which read, “I am going to kill you and then I am going to die. I will kill everyone who is important to you.”

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Another social reject who can't stand rejection I'm glad everyone's okay put this guy away for a very long time

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Another social reject who can't stand rejection I'm glad everyone's okay put this guy away for a very long time

This guy being a social reject is not a logical inference from the available information.

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Lots of other fish in the sea Shota. You just have to get out more. Too late now.

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What a freaking psycho

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Ban sent a threatening email to his ex at the end of December which read, “I am going to kill you and then I am going to die. I will kill everyone who is important to you.”

gogogo

What a freaking psycho

So simple and yet so true

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And, you wonder why over 30% of women in their 30’s stay single by choice. I know a lot of women in that age group and they all have stories of harassment, violence, stalking and threats from jilted lovers. The decreasing birthrate has more to do with the make Japanese possessive thugs than economics.

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A man tried to kill five people, and destroyed everything they own, because he decided this woman was his possession, and her choices are irrelevant to his desire. He doesn't have not a mental illness, he just believes what society has taught him.

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(Sorry about the double negative.)

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Yeah Baby that's the way to prove your love for her. You stupid piece of POO. Now comes prison and showering with your boyfriend, soap on & soap off. Enjoy.

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There's nothing worse for a woman than a disfavoured lover's burning desire.

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With 40% of under 36 year old men virgins, I can understand it is hard to break up. But the choice of drinking whiskey for 3 days and visiting soaplands is much better than losing your career after 3 years in prison. Idiot.

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Jeez, some of these guys are so entitled.

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@ chip - after burning down her house and trying to kill her and her whole family he sure as hell is now

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My thoughts are that she is not the owner of the house that was burned . Thank goodness they all survived and were able to escape.

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Do the hustleToday  08:29 am JST

The decreasing birthrate has more to do with the make Japanese possessive thugs than economics.

Link to that stat?

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