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Man arrested for killing 22-year-old ex-girlfriend in Saitama

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Police in Saitama City said Thursday they have arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of murder after he slashed his 22-year-old ex-girlfriend in the neck on the 5th floor of a building where she worked in Omiya Ward.

According to police, Yuya Toriyama attacked Kimika Kanai, a company employee from Kasukabe City, at around 5:55 p.m. on Wednesday. Kanai was taken to the hospital where she died shortly after arrival.

Another man who saw the attack managed to subdue Toriyama until police arrived.

Police said that Toriyama, who is from Maebashi in Gunma Prefecture where he works in the prefecture’s road management division, and Kanai had been in a relationship.

However, last September, Kanai and her father consulted police in Kasukabe about Toriyama after he assaulted her when she told him she wanted to end their relationship. But she did not file a complaint and police only issued an oral warning to Toriyama to stay away from Kanai.

On Tuesday, Toriyama assaulted Kanai again and she and her father made an appointment to visit police on Wednesday night to file a complaint. Toriyama attacked Kanai outside her office before she could go to the police station.

Toriyama’s office said that he left work at around 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, saying he wasn’t feeling well.

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Clearly a nutter. I hope he gets the full brunt of the law!

R. I. P. young lady

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Well now you're never going to have a woman again when you're locked in that cell are you, stupid.

Guys, if your woman doesn't want you any more, then move on. There's plenty of fish in the sea.

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What a FOOL. He can't have her so no one else can. So he decides to kill her, Yeah that's going too bring her back into your arms. I guess that twat was so good that it drove him to commit murder. 22 years old still a young lady finding her way through life's avenues. R.I.P. Sweetheart

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Next time, just turn the knife onto yourself, not your ex.

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You have to wonder whether the process of filing a complaint is particularly onerous, asks the filer for unwarranted personal information, or whether it's the cops who dissuade women filing because the can't be bothered with the paperwork.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Here we are again: " I LOVE you Honey; therefore, I'm going to KILL you".

No; you didn't LOVE her then.

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However, last September, Kanai and her father consulted police in Kasukabe about Toriyama after he assaulted her when she told him she wanted to end their relationship. But she did not file a complaint and police only issued an oral warning to Toriyama to stay away from Kanai.

So he hit her and she feared for her life and the police issued a warning? Hmmmm! Makes sense. Now the girl is dead when more preventive actions could've takes to avoid the loss of a young life. My heart goes out to her family

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“Guys, if your woman doesn't want you any more, then move on. There's plenty of fish in the sea”

Yeah, But Japanese men are full of insecurities. It’s hard for them to keep hooking up with women. Plus they got this “pride” thing, so if they get dumped sometimes they lose it.

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Shame! With the present laws in place, not sure if she could have been saved from such stalker. They will need to address newer laws in cases like this along with law enforcement's responsibility to ensure there is more teeth to keep dangerous people like this away from their victims.

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He needs to be put to death.

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