Man arrested over murder of ex-girlfriend in Tokyo suburb


A 29-year-old man was arrested Saturday over the fatal stabbing of his former girlfriend in Tama, Tokyo, on Friday night.

Police said the man, Hiroaki Suzuki, turned himself in at a koban (police box) in front of Kikuna Station in Yokohama at around 2 a.m. Saturday, Fuji TV reported. He was quoted by police as saying he had slashed his former girlfriend. He also had a knife with him.

The victim, Mayuko Ueda, was found collapsed on the stairwell of an apartment building connecting to her apartment block at around 8:15 p.m. Friday. She was bleeding from a knife wound to the neck. She was taken to hospital where she died shortly after arrival.

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I wonder what the percentage ratio is in Japan of criminals turning themselves in to police vs police actively apprehending culprits on their own.

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Dude, if a girl doesn't want to be with you anymore, let her go and move on cuz you sure as hell are not going to get any action in prison, at least not the type you were hoping.

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@ shogun36

Better worry about the stats in your country of origin :)

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wow, this is right in my backyard, a few blocks away. Shogun36, in japan, perpetrators are given lighter sentences if they turn themselves in voluntarily.

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Netgrump: considering that we live in Japan, the crime stats here are of much more concern to us than those of our countries of origin. What would be the purpose, exactly, to worry about crime in a place where I do not live? And it would be negligent and foolish to brush off or ignore crimes, particularly crimes against my gender, that are occurring all around me.

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@ girl_in_tokyo

You could see that I’m adressing another poster so you should see that in the context of that post and the fact that we are dealing with a country with one of the lowest murderrates per capita on earth.

What’s occurring around you is just your call.

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