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Man arrested for stabbing his boss at pub

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Police in Toda, Saitama Prefecture, have arrested a 41-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he stabbed the 41-year-old president of a construction company he works for, at an izakaya (Japanese-style pub).

Police said Ryosuke Motohashi, a construction worker, is accused of stabbing his boss in the abdomen with a knife at around 9:40 p.m. on Monday, Sankei Shimbun reported. The victim was taken to hospital where doctors said his wounds were not life-threatening.

According to police, Motohashi had been drinking alone in the izakaya when another employee and their boss entered the pub. Motohashi and the president began arguing about a work-related problem.

Police quoted Motohashi as saying he was in trouble and are further investigating his motive.

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Ryosuke Motohashi is the kind of guy that stabs his boss in the abdomen when he interferes with the enjoyment of his stick of yakitori.

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Although there's a lack of evidence from the article, I'd assume that this company is probably owned by *those people* and are probably treating their people like crap, and Ryosuke just reached the end of his fuse.

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Some information seems to be missing; it would be useful to know what "work-related problem" Motohashi and the company president were arguing about. If he was upset over non-payment of wages, then it is understandable that he would be angry (although resorting to violence never resolves a dispute).

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I guess my question would be why are people still going to Izakayas?

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Police quoted Motohashi as saying he was in trouble and are further investigating his motive.

Well, he’s in real trouble now.

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According to police, Motohashi had been drinking alone in the izakaya when another employee and their boss entered the pub.

His boss should go to another Izakaya and left Motohashi alone.

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Isn't telling one's boss off while drunk at a bar with the "team" still Japanese culture? Sure, it is usually just words and this guy went too far, but he was drunk.

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Isn't telling one's boss off while drunk at a bar with the "team" still Japanese culture? 

"Telling off" does not include stabbing I would think. In the event, this sounds gang related.

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Keyword is "construction company." You can fill in the blanks from there.

Anyway, it's the boss's fault. Everybody says not to go to izakayas during the Covid crisis. It's too dangerous. I guess he'll be more careful from now on.

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@since1981

There are plenty of people eating and drinking at all times in the big cities.

I see many lunchtime customers sitting and talking-no distancing at all...

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Yes I think we know what an Izakaya is ..no need to post " Japanese pub ".

Because of the ridiculous English on here sometimes..I get some Japanese asking me " Do you like Japanese pubs " ? I just say, say Izakaya !

Moderator: Nearly half our readers live overseas and may not be familiar with the word izakaya.

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Yes I think we know what an Izakaya is ..no need to post " Japanese pub ".

Indeed. Besides which, a Japanese Izakaya is nothing like a British pub, just as a British pub is nothing like an American bar, they are different things.

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Did he have a knife or was the knife from the Japanese Pub?

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If he was 'in trouble' before, I can make a safe guess that he is in serious trouble now, not to mention being behind bars and out of a job.

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"construction worker, is accused of stabbing"

defacto

when I ride a bike in Trokyo, with the basket covered I get a lot of inquiring eyes, from JNs and lowbans, but I suspect maybe chimpiras be the ones rolling with blades unchecked.

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@jalan5

Once I was walking by a construction site, I'm mexican American, and some of the workers started throwing their tools, and supplies very hard on the floor making hella noise, as to intimidate me, at first I was angry, but I thought they're ones breaking their stuff, and nothing hit me.

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Sounds like this cat was wallowing in his own troubles alone when his boss came in and added to his stress by arguing with him over something work related. Not saying he deserved it, but sometimes you just leave people alone especially when alcohol is involved.

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@pudus

> some of the workers started throwing their tools, and supplies very hard on the floor making hella noise, as to intimidate me.

I’m sure they did do this, but my question is why? What do you have to do with the construction and why would they care if they intimidated you? lol.

I guess it makes as much sense as the guys on their cute little motor bikes at night making irritating noises for no reason at all.

Sounds like they were really “working hard” on the job.

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I bet he is not quite all there upstairs and never was. I doubt there will be much consideration for that in court and he will be treated as if he were totally normal and in control of himself. If its true at all that he suffers some impairment, he deserves sympathy and leniency. Impairment plus a pushy boss intruding on his private time plus alcohol is a bad trifecta.

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