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Man pushes girlfriend onto train tracks after talk of breakup

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A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after he pushed his 31-year-old girlfriend onto the train tracks at Soka Station in Soka City, Saitama Prefecture.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 5:30 a.m. on Sunday on the platform of the Tobu Isesaki Line, Fuji TV reported.

The suspect, Wataru Kaga, has admitted to the charge. He told police he and his girlfriend got into a verbal argument over her desire to end their relationship. He said he then lost his temper and pushed her into the tracks, but denied any intent to kill her.

The driver of an oncoming train managed to make an emergency stop before pulling into the station. The woman suffered an elbow injury in the fall.

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If he "admitted to the charge" of attempted murder, then why is he denying that he intended to kill her?

Sounds like he hasn't spoken to a lawyer. Either that or simply bad translation / bad reporting. Most likely he admits pushing her onto the track. Admits it could have easily ended in her death. Denies that it was intentional attempt at murder - just poor impulse control with not thought of the consequences. (At least that is what his lawyer will have to argue to try to minimize the sentence.

To the posters writing that women are so picky - would you want to be in a relationship with a person this violent / unstable? I think she hasn't been picky enough!

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@nakanoguy wow really email ? Might as well do it over twitter then (#we're_so_done). I think the only respectable way to beak up is in person frankly.

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I wonder why she wanted to break up with him?

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Thank goodness she is ok.

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Dealing with your emotions should be part of education from a young age.

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Doesn't make sense. If he "admitted to the charge" of attempted murder, then why is he denying that he intended to kill her?

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I've said it before and i'll say it again: only breakup with someone over the phone or thru an email, never in person!

You got secret thumbs down but I'm happy to put my name forward as in calling out your wimpish actions that you suggested. Indicative of many men's lameness today. Congrats.

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nakanoguy - real mature approach.

sounds like they had been on a big night out and things didn't go smoothly.

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that relationship was a train wreck

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So many crazies in Japan

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@MaikuC

"Dealing with your emotions should be part of education from a young age."

Yeah, it's called parenting. This guy lashed out like a little boy being told "no". Fortunately in the adult world, you go to jail.

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Well, maybe if he becomes someone's prison girlfriend he'll understand what it seems she went through. On the bright side, he won't have to worry about breaking up.

These clowns never think things through for half a second before they snap -- and it IS a choice to snap.

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I bet he's baffled as to why she dumped him.

The sense of entitlement this man has is astonishing.

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the man was obviously a psychopath. The girl did the right thing for breaking up.

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I'm adding "train station" to the list of worst places to break up.

it looks in Japan the woman are braking up and complaining not finding a boyfriend/husband

I don't know if they break up the most, but they sure are picky.

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@nakanoguy

So what would you have advised a Victorian lady?

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Thanks, taj. I bet you're right....

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I think breaking up on a train platform is pretty bad idea.

Either something like this could happen or the person being dumped could jump and commit suicide.

Saying their final goodbyes on a train platform (often shrouded in fog), kissing farewell, jumping on the train, watching the train disappear with a tear in your eyes is straight Hollywood but doesn't work so well in real life.

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Golden rule where I come from: don't stand near train tracks or other dangerous ledges when breaking up with someone.

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Breaking up over the phone, by text, or any other type of digital communication might not be a bad idea after all...

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First time I've ever heard of a train making a successful emergency stop.

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They are definitely over.

Btw, it looks in Japan the woman are braking up and complaining not finding a boyfriend/husband.

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i've said it before and i'll say it again: only breakup with someone over the phone or thru an email, never in person!

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