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Man arrested over older brother’s murder in Yokohama


Police in Yokohama have arrested a 53-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of killing his 54-year-old brother.

According to police, Noriyasu Kanai stabbed his brother Nobuhiro, a company employee, several times in the chest with a knife at around 4 p.m. Sunday in the car parking area at their mother’s home in Tsurumi Ward, Sankei Shimbun reported. Nobuhiro was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police said Kanai has been out of work for several years, and lived with his mother who is in her 80s. Nobuhiro had come over a visit when the trouble started.

Police said Kanai has admitted to the charge and said he lost his temper after arguing with his brother. Their mother called 119 after the incident.

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Our semi-weekly dose of murder in the family. I wonder if they argued about him not having a job and living on his mother's dime? Well, now he'll be living off the taxpayers' dime. Still a deadbeat.

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Japan is a safe country.

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If you guys stop reading the crime news every day then you would understand that Japan is a very safe country. Do you understand?

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Japan is a safe country.

Yes, it is. Spare us the knee-jerk comments each time a crime is reported.

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yes, it is. Spare us the knee-jerk comments each time a crime is reported.

Knee is superfluous I think.

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