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Man, inspired by IS video, threatens to behead ex-girlfriend

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Police have arrested a 33-year-old Yokohama man on suspicion of threatening to kill his former girlfriend in a series of messages on the LINE app.

According to police, Shinichiro Misu sent seven messages to his ex-girlfriend, who is in her 20s, after she rejected his attempt to rekindle their relationship in February, Fuji TV reported.

Misu, a company employee, was quoted by police as saying he was inspired by Islamic State videos showing Japanese hostages being beheaded.

In his messages to his ex-girlfriend, Misu threatened to make her live in terror. He said he would pluck out one of her eyes and then behead her.

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" He said he would pluck out one of her eyes and then behead her. "

Wow, way to "rekindle a relationship". We have a real Casanova here.

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Lock him up now! Freaks like this are way too dangerous to be allowed the freedom to walk around unescorted.

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And, the saddest thing is, he probably would have gone through with it. As I stated in yesterday's death threat stalker, this happens way too often in Japan. So many of the women I talk to have been stalked, threatened and beaten by their ex-boyfriends it's no surprise so many women in Japan choose to stay single. They are not men! They are foolish little boys!

Beheading is nothing new in Japan and blaming the IS videos is just a weak excuse. Does anybody remember the loon that cut the heads off half a dozen people and stuck the heads on fence posts around a school in Osaka nearly twenty years ago? There was no IS back then. And, the recent case of a 14 year old girl cutting the head off her classmate? It's not IS! It's TIJ!

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What a freakin' loon. Glad the police decided to act sooner rather than later. I feel for his girlfriend. I can't even imagine the terror she must have felt upon receiving these text messages.

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As beheading was a prevalent practice on the part of Japanese (indeed, right up to the 1940's), he only needed to look to his own ancestors for "inspiration".

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Here is an FNN TV news report on this incident, showing Shinichiro Misu's (三須慎一郎) perp walk: http://www.fnn-news.com/news/headlines/articles/CONN00290424.html

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Beheading is nothing new in Japan and blaming the IS videos is just a weak excuse. Does anybody remember the loon that cut the heads off half a dozen people and stuck the heads on fence posts around a school in Osaka nearly twenty years ago? There was no IS back then. And, the recent case of a 14 year old girl cutting the head off her classmate? It's not IS! It's TIJ!

if you're going to bash japan, at least get your facts straight. first of all, the child-murders occured in Kobe and TWO kids were murdered. only one was beheaded. :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kobe_child_murders And the other recent case involved a 16-year-old girl who wanted to know what it felt like to murder someone. Decapitation occured after the fact.

and the biggest problem with your TIJ comment is that the perp told police he was inspired by ISIS.

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Taking a line from Mr. Baseball, 'Japan takes the best of the world and makes it its own'. Well, this is not 'the best of the world' to try to imitate and make it Japanese. It's bad enough kids in Japan are already having these ideas. We don't need an adult to take it to fruition....

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Thumbs up to Disillusioned... You are spot on! Thumbs down to nakanoguy1... You clear failed to read the first sentence of Disillusioned's second paragraph!!! It is you who needs to get the facts right before bashing others comments!!!

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Japan is not the place it once was. The nut jobs are coming out of the woodwork and the police don't know how to deal with them. Weak minded fools!

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What a winner...makes me wonder why she doesn't want to date him anymore (sarcasm)

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Her going to the police and the police doing their job. All in all a good day...

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Japan is not the place it once was. The nut jobs are coming out of the woodwork and the police don't know how to deal with them. Weak minded fools!

I think the police know what to do, they are arresting the fool who made those threats.

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Japan is not the place it once was. The nut jobs are coming out of the woodwork and the police don't know how to deal with them. Weak minded fools!

Japan hasn't changed, not really, it has had it's nut-cases for years, it's thanks to media that things like this are getting some press somewhere. Nut cases like this have been around since forever in Japan, it's your bubble that is getting popped that's all.

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@Disillusioned "Does anybody remember the loon that cut the heads off half a dozen people and stuck the heads on fence posts around a school in Osaka nearly twenty years ago?"

I've been around a long time and tend to pay attention to the news, but I don't remember such a case. And Google isn't helping. Care to give us some more details to confirm?

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Put him under the jail.

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All that sweet talk about plucking her eyes out and decapitation, and he still can't figure out why she dumped him!

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When it comes to being inspired about women by videos, I prefer porn. Now, many of you may think "That's not right," but you haven't thought it through.

See, if more young men were inspired by porn, then teen pregnancy would drop off. 'Cause porn inspires us to ganshatsu....

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Thumbs up to Disillusioned... You are spot on!

Obviously you missed the part where Disillusioned talked about a mass murder in Osaka that never happened, got the age of another murderer wrong, and failed to realize that the stalker would not benefit from saying he was inspired by IS, which by the way beheaded many more people more recently than any of the other murders, and left videos, to boot. Sure, spot on....

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Does anybody remember the loon that cut the heads off half a dozen people and stuck the heads on fence posts around a school in Osaka nearly twenty years ago?

Wrong number of victims (2, not half a dozen), wrong disposition of the bodies (one girl bludgeoned to death, one boy strangled, then decapitated, mutilated and the head left in front of a school, no heads stuck on fence posts), wrong place (Kobe not Osaka). The murderer (a mentally unstable 14-year-old boy with a history of extreme cruelty to animals, known to social services) was captured a month after the second murder in May 1997 and released in 2005, at the age of 21.

It was as a direct result of these murders that the age for criminal responsibility in Japan was lowered from 16 to 14.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kobe_child_murders

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How did this guy have a girlfriend in the first place?

Glad he got caught.

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I think Disillusioned is talking about this incident that happened back in 2001:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osaka_school_massacre

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No beheadings or heads stuck on fences in that incident...

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Guy with a severe problem and IS videos make a timely and convenient excuse for his short fuse. This time. If they weren't around he'd be telling police he was inspired by "Death Note" or a snuff video or a talking puppy.

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Lock that idiot up for at least 3 years. What a stupid man?

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Police have arrested a 33-year-old Yokohama man on suspicion of threatening to kill his former girlfriend in a series of messages on the LINE app.

Finally, the police have acted before something happens. Let's hope it's the start of a trend

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@ Idle Observer at Apr. 17, 2015 - 06:48AM JST I think Disillusioned is talking about this incident that happened back in 2001:"

The Ikeda school murders are infamous, and I have certainly never forgotten them, even remember exactly where I was when I heard the news. If Disillusioned was in fact referring to that incident, the only detail he has got correct is "school in Osaka".

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Some of you readers have strange logic. I'm not even sure why you keeping calling the IS reference an excuse rather than a simple fact of the case that was included in the media to attract interest. Nobody is excusing a guy that threatened murder and I bet even the lunatic himself doesn't expect to be excused.

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"Excuse" in this sense doesn't mean a reason to exonerate him of guilt or get him off the hook. It simply means a all-too convenient and even fashionable explanation for his violent ideation which was no doubt there from an early age. He could have chosen anything, it really doesn't matter. Of course he chose the most current thing he happened to light upon while running his mouth to the police. At another time, it would have simply been another thing. But you're right about the media playing this up to attract readers.

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bad attitude, but a threat is far away commit a crime; people need to understand that. You cant punish someone for something that have not done.

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Man, he's really romantic. Attempting to get a girlfriend with a "I'll chop your head off"? Man, this seems to be happening a lot.

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