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Man arrested for stabbing friend with kitchen knife in Mie

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Police on Friday arrested a 23-year-old man on a charge of attempted murder after he allegedly stabbed his 22-year-old friend in the neck with a kitchen knife.

According to police, Kiyoshi Shimabukuro entered his friend's home in Suzuka City on Friday morning and attempted to murder him in his sleep. The man awoke and was able to escape with only minor injuries.

Police say that in March, Shimabukuro had been driving his friend's car and gotten into an accident. The two had been arguing over the cost of repairs to the car since.

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With friends like that, who needs enemies?

Stabbing friend with kitchen knife in Mie

I thought he stabbed him in the neck?

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Shimabukuro entered his friend’s home in Suzuka City on Friday morning and attempted to murder him in his sleep

we see a lot of these brainless ideas in Japanese people. I am afraid that the large majority are in fact stupid.

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I thought he stabbed him in the neck?

Due. He stabbed him in his sleep.

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Stabbing someone with a kitchen knife in Wakayama or Shiga would have been bad enough, but in Mie? Throw the book at him.

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Once again a moronic crime committed by someone who doesn't think five seconds in front of him (her). Is the guy now going to try and kill all the police, lawyers, judges, and soon-to-be cell mate(s) that will argue with him over what he did?

THINK before you act, people!

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Another reason why the country need a five day waiting period to buy a kitchen knife. The knife needs an electronic implant so the government knows who bought it. If it works in Japan, then all the states in the United States should adopt the rule. Maybe it will stop people from buying weapons in Tennessee and selling them in New York.

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We can't ban kitchen knives! Or can we? This is a constant problem around the globe. It is sad when you read such story. The two friends concerned must be under some sort of influence alcohol or drugs. Some frienships they last for life, or some are heading into destruction. When it comes to money matters there isn't such thing as 'frienship.'

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i think they're not friends anymore

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NO BBLeo, not involved in drugs, just involved in Japan. people here often seem to think that blood and death are the solution to such minor matters. Men here don't seem to fight it out, rather they sneak up and stab you in the back or get you while you sleep.

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hollywood1:

Another reason why the country need a five day waiting period to buy a kitchen knife.

BBleo:

We can't ban kitchen knives! Or can we?

It is time for you people to realize that kitchen knives do not kill people, it is people that kill people. Even if you ban kitchen knives, people will use box cutters or even their fingernails. Whatever it takes.

The solution is to follow the example of America, and make gun ownership legal, if not mandatory. If everyone owns guns, these kitchen knife incidents will be a thing of the past. How often do you hear about kitchen knives in the American news? I rest my case.

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Possibly, 'acquaintance' would be more appropriate. Life's lessons are usually learned the hard way. If you prang an acquaintance's car you pay for it. Or, don't lend your shit to your mates! Now, this wombat is gonna have ten to fifteen years in the pen to work out whether a couple of grand's worth of damage to his wheels was worth killing his mate over. Idiot!

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Not much of a friend if he stabs him in the neck is he?

As I said last week, banning knifes won't work because as seen here people can just as easily use kitchen knives. No knife? An axe. No axe? A screwdriver or a hammar. People expect a more peacful society by banning knives.

Here's an idea. How about people start talking about their problems, have more psychologists to help people.

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At some point in the past they had promised each other to be friends for life, then this argument about money came up and the only way to keep the promise was for one of them to die. Makes perfect sense if only you put your mind to it.

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If he did not have a knife, he could have used a chop stick. Personally I do not think it is fair to kill someone in their sleep. Where is the thrill of being so sneaky? If you are going to kill someone, then give them a reason and let them see you coming.

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Tommygun wrote:

Here's an idea. How about people start talking about their problems, have more psychologists to help people.

Amen and hallelujah! Seriously, folks, you can't LEGISLATE an end to violent crime. A waiting period to purchase a KITCHEN KNIFE? Do you HEAR how ridiculous that sounds? What about after you've bought it and it's sitting in your kitchen drawer? Do you have to register it with the local authorities every year? Perhaps some sort of lending program where you go to a depot at the center of town and sign out only the utensils you'll need for that day, then bring them back at the end of the day to be logged back into the inventory. But then who minds the depot? You'd have to have two guards who watch each other, because if you leave just ONE guard he might get it into his head that his buddy Jun was a real jerk the other night, and hey, I've got all these nice sharp stabby things here and no one else is watching...

Laws can only do so much, and making an ACT illegal and punishable is different from making an OBJECT illegal. It's one thing to say that murdering your friend with a kitchen knife is illegal. It's another thing entirely to say that ownership of the kitchen knife is illegal without a permit. The former makes sense; the latter is one of the stupidest things I've ever heard. If you're in the state of mind where you think you're entirely justified to kill your friend by stabbing him in the neck because of a fight over car repair costs, then you aren't going to care much about where you get the knife. If you don't have one, the friend probably does; just grab it out of the cutlery drawer after you've broken into his house. Or borrow it from your mother, or sister, or brother, or next door neighbor, etc. And if worse comes to worst, you can always forego the bladed weapons entirely in favor of a blunt object: baseball bat, golf club, or, failing anything else, a brick.

The point is, telling people they can't own a particular kind of weapon will only go so far. Needing a license? For certain weapons, absolutely. I don't want you owning a flamethrower unless I know you're licensed and trained to handle it properly and aren't going to light me, my home, or yourself on fire. But kitchen knives? What are you going to do about all the other household items that can be put to nefarious purposes? Will you need a license to purchase bleach, even though you might use it to poison someone? Do you need to register your pillows, in the event that you end up using them to smother someone? Perhaps you should be required to put airbags in your banisters, so that you can't kill Great Aunt Mabel by pushing her down the stairs when you're tired of her insulting your omurice recipe.

If you want to actually make a positive impact on crime, you need to get at the root of the problem: the mental and psychological health of the people involved. How many of the murders reported here at JT are committed by otherwise normal individuals over some mindlessly inconsequential matter? Car repair costs; a remote control; the volume on your sister's stereo. When a person snaps over something so minor, to the point that they're willing to commit MURDER because if it, then there is a BIG PROBLEM somewhere.

People need to learn how to talk to each other! The brother needs to learn to say, "Sis, can you please turn down your stereo? I'm having a really hard time concentrating." The son needs to say, "Mom, come on, can I please have the remote back? I'm sorry if I offended you." And the friend needs to say, "Look, guy, you crashed my car. You can either pay up, or I'll see you in court." There are ways to de-escalate that gnawing feeling of being disrespected, degraded, and dismissed, but too often it seems these people bottle up those feelings until the smallest aggravation becomes the straw that broke the camel's back. They snap, they act, and everybody loses.

How often could these tragic stories be prevented if someone, at some point, opened their mouth and said, "You know... I'm feeling really crummy about myself and other people right now. I don't know what to do about it. Please help me."

And then having the person they were talking to look them in the eye and say, "Okay."

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Repair costs? Really? Is murder REALLY worth that? That must been some serious damage.

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