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Man murdered by ex-colleague who was fired the day before

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Police in Takatsuki City, Osaka Prefecture, have arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of murder after he stabbed a former co-worker to death.

Police said the suspect, Tamotsu Matsui, who is from Settsu City, Osaka Prefecture, was fired Wednesday from a shipping company where he and the victim, Yuki Wakisaka, 40, worked. Local media reported that Matsui was fired due to drinking problems.

Police said Matsui, who has admitted to the charge, stabbed Wakisaka, who was from Ibaraki City, Osaka Prefecture, several times in the chest at around 12:45 p.m. on Thursday on the premises of the shipping company. Matsui entered an office and dragged Wakisaka, who was alone at the time, outside before stabbing him with the knife he had brought with him.

He then fled in a car, but turned himself in at a police station in Mihara City, Hiroshima Prefecture, which is approximately 240 kilometers away from the crime scene, at around 5:10 p.m.

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Police said the suspect, Tamotsu Matsui, who is from Settsu City, Osaka Prefecture, was fired Wednesday from a shipping company where he and the victim, Yuki Wakisaka, 40, worked. Local media reported that Wakisaka was fired due to drinking problems.

Both were fired? Confusing.

Moderator: Sorry, that was a mistake on our part. Matsui was fired.

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He then fled in a car, but turned himself in at a police station in Mihara City, Hiroshima Prefecture, which is approximately 240 kilometers away from the crime scene, at around 5:10 p.m.

A lot of messing around just to turn himself in. I think he could have made his point just as well by punching the guy in the face, but then again hard to reason with a drunk.

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This is the downside of Working hard in Japan, they almost give everything to their Company.

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Matsui will be enjoying his alcohol detox in jail.

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If don't annoy people at work then this won't happen or work properly or maybe over woman!

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This is the downside of Working hard in Japan, they almost give everything to their Company.

Care to explain how Matsui’s company could have been responsible for his drinking problems? I also wonder how you determined this short article suggested that the fired employee was working hard for the company.

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Work place violence increasing whether it’s in Japan or the US. Companies need to do better job on these situations where rest of the employees are vulnerable to this kind of attack

doesn’t this company have security or is it too cheap to have one.

management is at fault here If you fire someone and he has temper issues Don’t you feel responsible to do something? Or am I just speaking to a wall.

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