A 38-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday night for allegedly slashing his elementary school-aged children with a knife at their Minami-Alps home in Yamanashi Prefecture.
The man, who has been named as Hiroshi Kono, is alleged to have slashed the faces and necks of his 10-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son at their home on Wednesday afternoon
Fuji TV quoted police as saying that Kono admitted attacking his children. "I lost my job in 2012 and I started fearing I wouldn't be able to properly raise my children," police quoted him as saying.
The children were in a stable condition on Thursday, police said.© Japan Today