Police said Sunday they have arrested a 35-year-old man over the death of a 23-year-old woman whose body was found in a hotel in Uto, Kumamoto Prefecture, on Saturday afternoon.
According to police, the suspect, identified as Kazuhiro Taira, allegedly stabbed his girlfriend Akane Takamura at about 4 p.m. Saturday, Fuji TV reported. Shortly after, he called emergency services to report a woman in his hotel room had lost consciousness.
Firefighters rushed to the hotel and found the woman bleeding from a stab wound to the chest, Fuji reported. She was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead a short time later.
Taira, who is unemployed, was quoted by police as saying that he stabbed Takamura because she wanted to break up with him.© Japan Today