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Man dies after being stabbed on Kyoto street

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Police in Kyoto are investigating the death of a 46-year-old man who was found bleeding from the chest on a street in Kyoto on Wednesday morning.

According to police, a passerby called 110 at around 12:05 a.m. to report a man was lying on the street outside a prefectural housing complex in Fushimi Ward. Fuji TV reported that police rushed to the scene and found a man, clad only in underwear and no shirt, lying on the street, and bleeding from the chest. He was taken to hospital where he died at around 1 a.m.

Police said the man, who was identified as Naoki Watanabe, died from loss of blood after having suffered multiple stab wounds to his chest and stomach. No knife was found at the scene.

Police said Watanabe's occupation is unknown.

A woman who lives nearby was quoted by police as saying that shortly before the man was found, she saw three or four men get out of a white car and start arguing loudly.

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Yet another sad sign of rising crime rate in Japan. It's no coincidence just about every day we read of yet another violent crime on JT.

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"a passerby called 110" a practically sure possibility in Japan.

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Yet another sad sign of rising crime rate in Japan.

Is it really rising? Or are you just getting that impression from the number of articles you read? Do you have any numbers to support that the crime rate is rising?

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Strangerland, you are right. In many coutries it won't make even a local news.

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Too close to home, and haven't found the perp(s) yet. Scary.

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Police said the man, who was identified as Naoki Watanabe, died from loss of blood after having suffered multiple stab wounds to his chest and stomach.

Um. Very atrocious and brutal case. RIP. Hope the police catch the criminal(s) soon.

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I know this is old, but does anyone who can read Japanese know where in Fushimi this was? I think it may have been in my neighbourhood

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