Man arrested over attempted murder of boss


Police in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, said Monday they have arrested a 42-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he slashed the head of the company he works for.

According to police, the incident occurred in a residential neighborhood at around 12:20 p.m. Sunday, Kyodo News reported. Police said the suspect, Koji Yokota, a company employee, is accused of slashing his 48-year-old boss with a sword at his home. The victim’s wife called police who detained Yokota outside the house.

The victim suffered cuts to his face and fingers, but his wounds are not life-threatening, police said.

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Whose sword ?

Perhaps Yokata was swinging it around Samurai style and accidentally slashed the Boss !

Simply, not enough information here.

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People can only be pushed so far.

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Looks like his Christmas bonus is going to be slightly less than he expects.

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Don’t use fingers against samarai swords. A chair and fast Nike shoes is much better!

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That has all the halmarks of a Yak beef. I simply cannot fathom the average disgruntled goober having a Katana in this day and age.

In the early 90s when I was young and living in Kyushu, yes (and even then the guys with swords tended to be a bit "yak-ish").

Today, no how, no way.

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Personal grudge or both drunk ?

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