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Man arrested for stabbing woman says he wanted her underwear

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Police on Wednesday arrested a man in Kamagaya City, Chiba Prefecture, for allegedly stabbing a woman in the street in June. The suspect, who has been identified as 39-year-old office worker Masato Nakagawa, has confessed to following a 29-year-old office worker who was walking home and then stabbing her in the back at around 1 a.m. on June 18 of this year.

The woman sustained serious injuries in the attack, from which it took her three months to recover.

According to police, when asked about his motives, Nakagawa was quoted by police as saying: "I wanted her underwear, so I followed her."

Police say they were first led to suspect Nakagawa, whom they had arrested once before, after analyzing security camera footage of an unknown man in a suit following the woman. In the course of their investigations, police uncovered a blood-stained knife in Nakagawa's home. A DNA test revealed that the blood on the knife matched that of the victim.

According to the Chiba District Public Prosecutor's Office, Nakagawa was first arrested in July of last year for threatening a university student with a knife in Kamagaya and stealing her underwear. Police are now trying to establish if there is a connection between Nakagawa and an incident that occurred in Kamagaya in August of last year in which another female office worker was stabbed in the back while walking along a street.

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The poor women, I hope they received help.

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Another weirdo strikes!!

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Scumbag. My honest suggestion would be to make fart noises if you are a cutie heading home in the dark and keep the mobile phone in view too. Can of mace for back up.

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my2sense, I agree, can of mace works wonders. :)

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have not read the article yet, just the headline. Let's see if the word "unemployed" appears.....

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Nakagawa was first arrested in July of last year for threatening a university student with a knife in Kamagaya and stealing her underwear

And they released him?

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This is a new Low,stealing panties is weird,Killing for panties?Since a panty is an Undergarment, it wasn't like she was dressed to kill.She,got killed anyways.

Moderator: The woman was not killed.

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huh?

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UGH. I agree with Debucho-- How do people like this get arrested, get set free, and get jobs?! He could have killed this woman! Was there no therapy or follow up? The guy was obviously a nut!

That poor woman... You really have to be careful walking home at night. Even in safe!Japan, I always make note of my surroundings and look behind myself frequently if I'm walking alone in the dark.

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And, the beat goes on, and on, and on! "Shoganaii!" - The J-Gov will never accept there is a serious moral problem within the society, so there is no point in exclaiming any sort of disgust to these kinds of acts, which happen with alarming regularity in Japan. It's normal!

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Here we go again. Now we even have panty thieves turning to would-be murderers to get them. Just go buy a 'used' pair from a vending machine, creeps. Hope this guy gets serious jail time.

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Disillusioned - Well said. I agree totally

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Stalkers are gangerous for society. Pefophiles and stalkers should be neutralized.

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"Your underwear or your life!"

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Seriously deranged.

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Those who blame all things wrong here on "outside" cultures should be writing new articles soon.

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Some people are completely insane.

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Forthcoming "solution" from Jp govt (a'la women-only trains): in order to put an end to this growing social problem, women should simply stop buying and wearing panties.

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great job J Police!

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My daughter's underwear got stolen once when she was 5 at an onsen. Maybe it was this guy.

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Jesus... who would want to be a Japanese woman and have to put up with this kind of shit?

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And what's the bet he will be released AGAIN?

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Papigiulio - Some people are completely insane.

Some people? There was a report released last year stating 27% of Japanese adults have some sort of mental illness. However, the reality would be a much higher percentage. Paranoia and escapism are not considered mental illnesses in Japan. They are taught in high school.

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So did he get the underwear? Joking aside, I seriously wonder why he'd stab her if he wanted her underwear. I've heard (from some Japanese friends) that men who are an only child or come from families with only male siblings are more prone to be infatuated with women's underwear. Low birth rate = more hentai?

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Who are these freaks?!!!!! What is their problem?!! Retardation?

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nedinjapan....Retarded??? How can u associate retardation with this type of violent act? This is sociopathic behavior...not retardation....

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Another nutter.

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kokorocloud is right! I am 164cm tall and well built man. Late at night, I often look behind me if i hear foot steps or noise (and often let people pass me so i can feel comfortable). Japanese women hardly flinch or look back. they need to be aware of the dangers, especially at night!! Nothing wrong with being tooooo careful!!

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We constantly read of incidents relating to Womens underwear in Japan. Is there something missing, or warped, in the Japanese Male Psyche? I dont know of any other country where the men seem so obsessed by womens knickers.

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I find it strange how a guy in a suit - an office worker - is the perp. A suit for god's sake!

Fecked up crime. What is wrong with some people?

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Now if we are looking for an example of truly making a woman a sex object, this is clear-cut for me.

He needs her underwear, so he stabs her. Attempts to get her out of the way. Dead or alive. Her personality, her being, everything about her existence is irrelevant.

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And just what is he going to do with that pantie?

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Geeeezzzz! Unbelievable! Stabbed for underwear? I mean, really. Did he stab her and then try to take her panties? Or did he stab her after she refused? Regardless, this guy is sick!

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We constantly read of incidents relating to Womens underwear in Japan. Is there something missing, or warped, in the Japanese Male Psyche? I dont know of any other country where the men seem so obsessed by womens knickers.

I'll say it too. I also don't know of any other country where the men seem so obsessed by womens knickers. I feel sorry for women who get physically targeted for wearing what they do.

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I dunno why they go thru the trouble; there're vending machines for used knickers. I think there's an "assembly" line of obaasans somewhere who try em on and take them off and package them for the machines.

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My wifes okasaan throw a dozens of old panties last year. Wish i could have given him those. Well, these kinda nuts should be rallied in town with face painted black and panties tied on his neck. So that next time no one dares such silly crime.

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We constantly read of incidents relating to Womens underwear in Japan. Is there something missing, or warped, in the Japanese Male Psyche? I dont know of any other country where the men seem so obsessed by womens knickers.

The fact that you don't know about men snatching women's underwear in other countries is not realistic and does little to prove it does not happen. In fact it does, a lot too, in all countries. Google it, read newspapers from other countries.

Too many posters are all too ready with unfounded criticism of Japan. Pent up frustration, I suppose.

An armed attack on a woman is of course worrying. In this case I think the attacker was after something more than just the underwear.

Why do men collect women's underwear? I found this on the net

because it was near a woman's crotch. some men masturbate to the panties. others like the scent. some guys just do it for fun. others have weird fetishes!
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I don't know why people are so up in arms about underwear fetishes. Violence usually don't not stem from it, usually just some clothes-line thefts. I think everyone has better things to worry about. This is a one off case of a very disturbed individual.

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The fetish exists partly because the J-women allow it to exist. As hard as that might be to swallow, think about it. The women just go along with the sexist crap from K1-through K8 Jr. High and High School and beyond. STand up women! Women only trains is not the problem and not the answer. Get more respect as equal citizens. Oh, I just woke up. Well it was a good dream anyways.

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You know what they do with the underwear? Probably wear it on their heads like an Ultraman mask whilst shaking hands with the unemployed.

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This guy, scum bag pervert, needs to HANG! I feel so sorry for this stabbed young lady.

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If you think about all the crime that Japan has due to underwear theives this was of course bound to happen sooner or later (I would have prefered never). There are men in every country like this, but in Japan and others women hang their knickers out to dry and they are up for grabs by these pervs, but to steal the knickers off of a woman after a hard days work smells kind of fishy don't you think? If he was arrested before because of things like this why wasn't he being watched by the J-cops?

@isthistheend I agree young ladies are always the target of sexual predators, they should be taught at a young age to be more careful. But here in Japan the people have the mentality that "It would never happen to me", and "Japan is the safest country in the world". Women and children need to understand that there are men in this world that will hurt them or worse kill them for no reason at all.

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If lack of shock were a comment, I'd be a protester right now. Something wrong with that..........

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WTF???? Really??

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What the hell is it with men in this country and womens underwear... I dont get it??? That is just NASTY on all levels and low...

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I think Japan has a problem with open sexuality, I think it causes the men to be crazy THOUGH THAT IS NO EXCUSE FOR SUCH BEHAVIOR!!! This man clearly has a sub dom fetish, its all about the control for him, getting her to do what he says, thats why its a knife and not a gun, a gun usually shows an access in power and a knife is more for control, hes obviously taken it too far, go to a fetish site and leave poor normal women alone sicko!

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