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Police say man in train knife rampage thought of bombing Shibuya crossing

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This is beyond scary.

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Tragic.

7 ( +11 / -4 )

Must the crazed ideas of a monster be reported? You are giving him the attention he desired, and possibly stoking fires in the minds of other desperately lonely monsters also hellbent on get attention by causing death and destruction.

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incel Loser.

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Man tried to light a fire using salad oil. Seriously doubt he’d be able to make a bomb

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I'm glad he settled with the knife then.

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Yes “Tragic.” *@*P.Smith 5pm. - This is the 3dr story in 4 days about this perp and NO information on the victim or her condition. Yesterday was pleading for understanding of society’s wrongs against HIM !?!? Media was “seeking sympathy for the Devil”, if you will. It’s a sad state of affairs when criminals continue to get more attention than their victims.

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My understanding is that Japan doesn't generally use the death penalty unless multiple murders have been committed.

But this guy is clearly close to fully deranged, and it doesn't sound like a few years in the slammer (after he gets a nice woke lawyer who plays the mental health card) is going to change him much.

I'm fully aware of the controversy behind the death penalty, but if they're not going to put him away for an extremely long stretch, they should just get rid of him. What possible positive service can he contribute to a civilised country?

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There were NO ‘heroics’ here, nor are there ANY details of HOW or WHAT kind of “bombing” he was allegedly going to do. - Many here should start to suspect that these Crime articles and the NPA’s investigation results are just a temporary diversion from other, continued government failings. It’s amoral and unethical if media are participating in this kind of distraction while NOT really showing anything about the victims or what’s actually being done to protect people.

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A man arrested over a recent knife attack on passengers on a commuter train in Tokyo also considered bombing the famous Shibuya scramble crossing intersection in the capital, investigative sources said Tuesday.

It should be noted that all info about the case are from police authorities. The suspect has been detained and interrogated without lawyer's presence.

Due process should be respected, or the media and public should be careful not to be misled or rush to be judgmental.

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A person who perpetrated an off-the-cuff kitchen knife attack on a crowded subway doesn't strike me as the kind to build and plant a bomb. I'm sure he was "thinking" about it but he could also have been thinking about detonating a nuclear device as well. The police should be leaking to the press who shouldn't be feeding their greed for "news" by reporting such things. But then, when has the press ever considered what's best for society.

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Agree with some elements of your comments @noriahojanen 5:30pm:

*- **“It should be noted that all info about the case are from authorities [and] the media…. *

*The public should be careful not to be misled**” -*

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Don't trust a thing. Now he's been held hostage without lawyer on solitary confinement.

Only trust declarations with lawyer present... and that's not gonna happen in today's Japan.

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It should be noted that all info about the case are from police authorities. The suspect has been detained and interrogated without lawyer's presence.

Due process should be respected, or the media and public should be careful not to be misled or rush to be judgmental.

Should also be noted that the suspect went on a stabbing spree on public transportation, and several people got stabbed by him or saw others get stabbed. So if you are worried about getting misled, you could have chose a better case.

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One thing to keep in mind is never let your hair down. Always be paranoid and watch your surroundings as any wacko can be anywhere. Keep your guard up. Japan no longer an innocent country than is in harmony. Crazy crime happens every day here.

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@bokuda

Don't trust a thing. Now he's been held hostage without lawyer on solitary confinement.

Only trust declarations with lawyer present... and that's not gonna happen in today's Japan.

Forced confessions are definitely a problem in Japan. No argument with you there. But in this case?? There were at least 10 eyewitnesses who saw him launch into an unprovoked, frenzied attack with a knife. What more do you want? Are you saying there's some doubt about his guilt? (If so, on what grounds?)

Otherwise you're apparently quibbling over whether or not he was "thinking about" bombing the crossing in Shibuya. Irrelevant. He did what he did, and now society will be rid of him for a very long time, thankfully.

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Slashing and stabbing are two very different means of harming someone in all martial arts. Slashing is asking for a fightback. Stabbing is a mission.

-5 ( +2 / -7 )

But Dr.Maybe, like these well-written “Crime” articles, some comments are written for right up yours alley: pointless speculation. - Isn’t that what the lack of information and hyperbole are supposed to elicit?

- [There were NO ‘heroics’ here] “Who said there were?”

*- [**nor are there ANY details of HOW or WHAT kind of “bombing” he was allegedly going to do] “Because there aren't any details to be found. It was only a pathetic fantasy in his deranged mind.”*

The milking this one case for all they can: More hyperbole and faux outrage.

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Wow. Now, who’s exaggerating ??

*- “He did what he did, and now society will be rid of him for a very long time,*

Fresh air helps. They’ll give him some in about 3-7 years.

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@therougou

Should also be noted that the suspect went on a stabbing spree on public transportation, and several people got stabbed by him or saw others get stabbed. So if you are worried about getting misled, you could have chose a better case.

Though the criminal act is obvious, his motive and backgrounds have remained under inquiry. It is open to wild speculation or rumors, such info going viral yet short of serious cross-checking. That could become a labeling effect, could also affect the judicial process as a jury trial is most likely for it at the district court level.

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No way this just happened out of the blue. Someone will have seen the signs and not done anything.

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Go out with a BANG! and not with a whimper...

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

thoughtcrime

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...because he no doubt had the technical expertise required to make a truck bomb.... Give the cops 72 hours with a suspect, and he'll confess to killing Mother Teresa.

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And how is he suppose going to do that?? TALK IS CHEAP isn't it?

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What is obvious: he attacked several individuals with a knife. Harming many and severely injuring a young woman.

Whether he confesses or not - there is no doubt as to his actions, there are witnesses and video. Fact is most individuals who are guilty, confess, as they are exactly that, guilty. This isn't Perry Mason or Law and Order.

As for the death penalty being bantered about: the death penalty is for capital crimes: homicide.

That information arises from the authorities and media - as if that is surprising or unusual. The assailant is not going to be holding a press conference.

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Don't trust a thing. Now he's been held hostage without lawyer on solitary confinement.

Only trust declarations with lawyer present... and that's not gonna happen in today's Japan.

I agree. i don't think that Japan's police or prosecutors are trustworthy.

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Tsushima stabbing the female student in her chest and slashing her 

how does one survive a knife to the chest this lunatic don’t know how to use a knife apparently. Then he mentioned he was thinking to bomb?? How is this idiot going to create a bomb as stupid he is? Death penalty awaits for him I hope in prison

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These mainstream news stories are just place holders until the weekly tabloids gear up, and then we'll be able to read about how his mother took away his pacifier when he was 18 months old, setting the stage for a life of crime.

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A man arrested over a recent knife attack on passengers on a commuter train in Tokyo also considered bombing the famous Shibuya scramble crossing

I'm curious when he thought of this, and to what extent. Was this bombing something he'd been considering for awhile and actually planning, or did he think of this between the time he thought about killing the grocery store staff and doing the actual crime a few hours later. Not defending this scum, but this story screams of media sensationalism.

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capital punishment is one and only reasonable solution.

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No way this just happened out of the blue. Someone will have seen the signs and not done anything.

Given the level of social isolation this guy apparently lived in, it’s entirely possible that here was no one to see the signs. And that’s assuming there were outward signs. And that’s assuming the outward signs were obvious. There’s a rather large gulf between your friend saying ‘dating sucks, I’ll never meet a girl’ and ‘I’m going to go on a stabbing spree’. Hindsight is always 20/20

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A man arrested over a recent knife attack on passengers on a commuter train in Tokyo also considered bombing the famous Shibuya scramble crossing intersection in the capital, investigative sources said Tuesday.

Oh boy, the found a real piece of work there. Hope he is not let loose into society any time soon.

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And at what point do we realize that we are looking at a Human who has no idea of the general 'Reality' we all imagine ourselves to be living in? And, given the data in this story, undiagnosed for paranoid delusions, and there is serious doubt that "attention seeking" was his motive. The saddest part of this story is these innocent people being injured, but the most infuriating part is "...men, ...sustained injuries while trying to escape...".

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Talk is cheap.

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And at what point do we realize that we are looking at a Human who has no idea of the general 'Reality' we all imagine ourselves to be living in? And

when the next terrorist knife guy goes ape, and leaves you bleeding all over the train tracks,

I can bet you on your life, you won't be so generous with imaginations and general 'reality'. Data and delusions and motives.. none of that is gonna weigh you down then.

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Very shocking. I wonder what else he thought of. Maybe he can make friends with the prison guards now.

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"he wanted to target "happy-looking couples" I expect to see thousands more follow his path in J-land.

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He won't get the death penalty here. Intent to kill and actually killing is completely different. He didn't actually kill anyone. As horrific as it sounds, my guess is that Japanese prosecutors will ask for 10 years. And he'll only serve half that time, be released and do the same thing over again.

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"be released and do the same thing over again."

Notice they are always smart enough to keep that crap on his people.

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The police and prosecutor are having trouble establishing Mens Rea.(His response of wanting to kill happy people is that of a mentally deluded individual). So they trump up the idea that he could be a terrorist.

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His response of wanting to kill happy people is that of a mentally deluded individual

But not necessarily mentally incompetent. He sounds more like a narcissist incel than someone unable to differentiate right from wrong.

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No pussyfooting around! Let the punishment fit the crime and especially the murderous intent that underpinned it.

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Crazy is crazy.

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Why have the world become this???

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His Mug:

https://www.tokyoreporter.com/crime/man-suspected-of-stabbing-10-commuters-wanted-to-kill-successful-women/

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He looks very deranged.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

If he thought he could start a train on fire using a bottle of peanut oil and a cigarette lighter, he likely wouldn't have been a successful bomb-maker.

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JT has reported a number of these crimes, apparently committed by young Nihon-jin. Authorities need to checkup on the mental stability of youth, before they go on to commit such heinous crimes . . . .

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JT has reported a number of these crimes, apparently committed by young Nihon-jin. Authorities need to checkup on the mental stability of youth, before they go on to commit such heinous crimes . . . .

I hope people don't think that it's actually possible in the real world to eliminate these crimes while maintaining a free society. There will always be some nutters in any society. Measures can and should be taken to try to minimize the numbers, while not imposing too much restriction of freedom on the populace.

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He is just a resentful of society who in his helplessness plans to do more madness but it does not result in anything.

Nothing to fear here, it is like the Trump fanatics who say that the militias will take over the USA and that Trump will return before the end of the year, same kind of losers..

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Must the crazed ideas of a monster be reported? You are giving him the attention he desired, and possibly stoking fires in the minds of other desperately lonely monsters also hellbent on get attention by causing death and destruction.

Lol! You forget where you are!

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JT has reported a number of these crimes, apparently committed by young Nihon-jin. Authorities need to checkup on the mental stability of youth, before they go on to commit such heinous crimes

Please share your wisdom on how this should happen!

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A fitting punishment would be to lock him up in a womans prison, I am sure they will convince him that they are not all bad people.

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Yusuke Tsushima wanted to target "happy-looking couples"???

He is just a  monster.

He has lost the right to live in this civil society.

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