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Man arrested for destroying table in izakaya

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Police in Abashiri, Hokkaido, have arrested a 46-year-old man on suspicion of property damage after he pulled the board from a table top in an izakaya and smashed it.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 2:30 a.m. Sunday, Hokkaido Broadcasting Co reported. Police said the bar manager called them after the man damaged the table in a fit of anger.

Police said the man, a company employee, had been drinking with a woman at a kotatsu-like table at the time.

Police said the man was drunk when he was arrested. His companion said they had been having an argument when he lost his temper and broke the top off the table. 

The man was quoted by police as saying he got fed up with the woman’s attitude. Police did not say what the argument was about.

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The man was quoted by police as saying he got fed up with the woman’s attitude.

At least he remember his thing, unlike many other that tend to forget.

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The woman should use this opportunity to get away from him, this time she got lucky and the table was the only victim, but if she continues her relationship with him next time may not be the same, specially if they are not in public.

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Funny how this makes it as a National News Headline, ain’t it ?

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Breaks table, mentally unstable.

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virusrexToday  08:06 am JST

The woman should use this opportunity to get away from him, this time she got lucky and the table was the only victim, but if she continues her relationship with him next time may not be the same, specially if they are not in public.

Well, the article describes the woman as being his "companion" which could mean anything. Generally speaking, a 46 year old man is unlikely to be in an izakaya at 2:30 am with his wife or regular girlfriend so I suspect a "business" relationship of some kind, but I'm only speculating.

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Another not-so-serious crime day in Japan!

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What a silly thing to do, seems like he cannot control his emotions after consuming alcohol. This negativity often happens in those who become inebriated. Many in Japan are too stressed an unable to maintain a PMA (Positive Mental Attitude), seems like this chap is one of them and now he’s found himself in trouble.

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Laguna..do..you..mean..mentally..uns-table?

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So in other countries they report muggings, murders and violent crimes - meanwhile someone damages a table in an izakaya and it's headline news... really puts things in perspective, doesn't it?

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Probably not the most beautiful handcraft dove tail joints table.

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Wish we had this headline in my local newspaper

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In my years here, seen A LOT of Japanese men get drunk and then get belligerent or violent. They're basically giant Man Babies.

Most staff have had the professionalism and politeness to deescalate the situations with varying successes.

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sakurasukiOct. 10  06:58 am JST

The man was quoted by police as saying he got fed up with the woman’s attitude.

At least he remember his thing, unlike many other that tend to forget.

Hahaha! I was actually looking to the end to see if he would play that card of "I was drunk and I don't remember!"

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