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Man arrested over ex-wife’s murder in Tokyo

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Police in Tokyo on Thursday morning arrested a 36-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of killing his 51-year-old ex-wife at their apartment on Wednesday.

According to police, Takayuki Nishi, who still lived with his ex-wife, Tomoko Nishi, was apprehended in the early hours of Thursday, Sankei Shimbun reported.

Police said the victim made an emergency phone call at around 7 a.m. on Wednesday, screaming “Please come quickly.” When police arrived at the scene, she was found collapsed and bleeding outside the entrance to the apartment. She was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Police said Nishi had been stabbed several times in the back and heart. A blood-stained knife was found in the kitchen.

Nishi told police that after the crime, he took a taxi to his family’s home in Yachiyo, Chiba Prefecture, where he was detained.

Last August, police said they received a call from Nishi who claimed his wife had beaten him during an argument. After that, police consulted with the couple on the issue of domestic violence.

When police contacted Nishi in September 2019, he claimed to be “living in peace.”


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Too many women victims of domestic violence.

RIP

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Too many men victims of domestic violence as well.

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Too many men victims of domestic violence as well.

What a silly comment. The one dead here is the woman, as in the overwhelming majority of cases in domestic violence.

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What are you doing with your ex? If you got rid of him/her must be for a reason.

It looks like they have been on a sick relationship for long time. It seems that it was a matter of time that one of them end up dead.

Poor guy

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Horrific.

Violence against women needs to be taken more seriously.

RIP to the victim and all those yet to come.

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Codependency, ouch!

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Violence against women needs to be taken more seriously

What a strange sexist comment. Surely violence against anyone should be taken equally serious

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@Adz

What are you doing with your ex? If you got rid of him/her must be for a reason.

It looks like they have been on a sick relationship for long time. It seems that it was a matter of time that one of them end up dead. 

Poor guy

Poor guy?? Poor guy?? Are you having a bad day at the keyboard? Surely multiple stab wounds causing death would elicit a bit of sympathy for the woman!

Why were they still living together? Fair question. No one knows at this point. This is where pure conjecture comes in. Shall we go for it? The male is 15 years younger. What does that tell you? Financially well-off men "have been known", shall we say, to target younger, "trophy" women. He's 15 years younger than her?? "Leech" is the first word that comes to mind, and a woman who was too weak to kick him out of her place when it finally dawned on her that he was a good-for-nothing parasite.

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" He's 15 years younger than her?? "Leech" is the first word that comes to mind, and a woman who was too weak to kick him out of her place when it finally dawned on her that he was a good-for-nothing parasite."

No doubt...

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@JerseyDevil, tip of the iceberg....

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"People have different tastes" I get that too, but he took the taste right out of her mouth permanently, without regard for her seniority.

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"I did not intend to kill" (ok) sic

"She had received several stab wounds over her body, one of which pierced her heart, (that'll do it)

police said."

another news site reported...

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" he claimed to be “living in peace.”

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@daito_hak

*Too many men** victims of domestic violence as well.*

What a silly comment. The one dead here is the woman, as in the overwhelming majority of cases in domestic violence.

Do your homework.

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@Bokuda

Read carefully:

Nishi who claimed his WIFE had beaten him during an argument. After that, police consulted with the couple on the issue of domestic violence.

The wife was accused of beating the husband. Not the other way around. Yes, there are way too many cases of women suffering domestic abuse. But there are cases in which the man may also be the victim.

A sad outcome all the same.

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It's possible that she got physical with him when they argued. But, it's also true that he could have just moved out instead of snapping like he did. Murder is murder.

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If you switch the genders of the story and remember who beat who first the comment section narrative would be about a woman who righteously defended herself with lethal force.

And please stop with the age discrimination comments. Ralph Fiennes for 11 years dated Francesca Annis who is 17 years older than him. But he is unemployed you say? So is the average housewife. He may have been the primary homemaker. So stop with the gender discrimination that insists no man ever fills that role.

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As usual, toxic relationship ends up poisoning all sides.

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