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Man referred to prosecutors for killing homeless woman in Ueno Park

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Police in Tokyo have sent papers to prosecutors on a man in his 60s who allegedly killed a homeless woman in her 70s, in Ueno Park. 

According to police, the suspect, a blue collar worker, killed the woman, who apparently lived in the park, by beating her about the head on the night of Jan 22, Sankei Shimbun reported. The next morning, a park cleaner found the victim collapsed near some shrubs. She was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Police said they managed to track down the suspect after reviewing surveillance footage in the area.

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While in this case it's a good thing, is there any public space in Japan that doesn't have surveillance cameras?

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While in this case it's a good thing, is there any public space in Japan that doesn't have surveillance cameras?

Very few. That's what makes Japan one of the safest places though so.... yeah.

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@expat

It's the same in every developed country, not just Japan.

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Yeah, I think Japan isn't a par on the UK. Everywhere you go here there are cameras, and the worst part of it is that they are apparently quite useless, here at least, in aiding in prosecutions.

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Must have had the blues, just took it out on the first person he saw, but doesn't remember.

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What is going on with these nut job older men?

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I read that they have not arrested him because he is not a flight risk

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Poor lady, sad.

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OMG, that’s exactly when I was on a two week trip to Tokyo...and I

always end up at Ueno Park.

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MarkMar. 31 09:20 pm JSTPoor lady, sad.

What did she ever do to deserve this? Just had a bad day maybe, so you put away a few beers and take it out on a stranger who nothing to you. Is that it? This jerk needs some jail time!

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