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Man arrested for fatally stabbing estranged wife on Saitama street

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Police in Saitama City have arrested a 51-year-old man on suspicion of killing his estranged 53-year-old wife after he stabbed her as she cycled home on Monday night.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 6 p.m. in Urawa Ward, Fuji TV reported. Police said Tadashi Asano, who is an associate professor of criminal psychology at Bunkyo University's Saitama Prefecture campus in Koshigaya, stabbed his wife Noriyo, who worked for the justice ministry’s Juvenile Classification Home, as she was on her way home. Police said he pulled her off her bicycle and stabbed her several times as she lay on the ground.

Noriyo was taken to hospital where she died shortly after arrival.

Police said Asano has admitted to the charge.

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Mental health is real and none of us regardless of your social status is immune. Let's take our mental health seriously. RIP Noriyo-san

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Ironic how one worked as an associate professor of criminal psychology, and the other in the  justice ministry’s Juvenile Classification Home Agency,

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@Btang, I get your point, but PERHAPS with the current high stress atmosphere, and the possibility of evil reacting off evil; PERHAPS unimaginable sparks can fly, especially from incubating anger, where it can appear PERHAPS that no such readily available solution or counseling exist.

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Wow.. watch out for those professional powder kegs....

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"Police said he pulled her off her bicycle and stabbed her several times as she lay on the ground."

snatched, and stabbed on a public street at dusk, that's pretty rough.

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"killing his estranged 53-year-old wife"

Sounds more like till death, I make you part

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An associate professor of criminal psychology drags his wife of her bicycle and stabs her to death in a violent and premeditated attack? It sounds like a plot from a Quinton Tarantino movie. WTF Japan!

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associate professor of criminal psychology at Bunkyo University's Saitama Prefecture

It's true then. Most psychs are more insane than their patients.

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Horrific.

What drives people to such anger and desperation?

I sometimes wish there were follow up stories that could explain the stress/motivation from such violence.

Surely there are studies carried out, when the outrage subsides?

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People allow themselves to be totally consumed by hate without seeking assistance it's like a downward spiral the deeper it goes the darker the hate.

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True, zichi.

I think that some people are scared of admitting to the problems that can cripple their mental health and to do so might invite ridicule or being ostracized.

Such a damn shame. To bottle up all that misery and angst.

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Toasted Heretic

True, zichi.

I think that some people are scared of admitting to the problems that can cripple their mental health and to do so might invite ridicule or being ostracized.

Such a damn shame. To bottle up all that misery and angst.

Holding onto hate and anger can cause serious mental and emotional problems which can even inflicted the most educated of us.

I try not to hate anyone and I try to deal with my anger when it comes up and after a few hours is gone again. Some societies like Japan don't help much in these cases because all people are suppose to suffer in silence- shimbou.

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Coward and violent scumbag. I really hope he gets hung.

Rest in Peace to the poor woman.

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Coward and violent scumbag. I really hope he gets hung.

Oh, the irony.

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Police said Tadashi Asano, who is an associate professor of criminal psychology at Bunkyo University's Saitama Prefecture campus in Koshigaya, stabbed his wife Noriyo

Umm... criminal psychology? He could have started with himself

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Holding onto hate and anger can cause serious mental and emotional problems which can even inflicted the most educated of us.

I was thinking the same as I read the story. I have a J-friend who is a counsellor for staff a various hospitals. I never thought about how these types of jobs affect ones mental health until I talked with her.

Also, she MUST take a few months off everyone so often and gets full pay to do something she enjoys.

I hope the investigation looks deeper into the causes.

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Pot Calling Kettle Black.

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BertieWoosterMar. 17  07:34 pm JST

associate professor of criminal psychology at Bunkyo University's Saitama Prefecture

It's true then. Most psychs are more insane than their patients.

Hey, hey, hey, I'm a psychology and professor too. ..... Me, never been psychopath !

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