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Man slashed at entrance to home in Saitama Prefecture

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Saitama Prefectural Police are investigating an attempted murder in which a knife-wielding man attacked a male resident in his home in Yashio City.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sankei Shimbun reported. Upon hearing the intercom buzz, the 74-year-old resident opened his front door and was attacked by a man who slashed him with a knife. The assailant fled the scene, leaving the knife at the entrance.

The victim sought help at his relative’s house next door. Police said the victim suffered a cut to his right hand.

The male suspect is believed to be in his 40s and about 160 centimeters tall and was wearing a black jacket.

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Knife attacks are on the rise. Keep your eyes open or any weirdos hiding in the shadows!

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There’s a lot more to this incident than is revealed in this snippet of an article.

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Another psycho lurching around.

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Hopefully, the victim will recover from his “life-threatening” obviously defensive wounds yet “attempted murder”, according to first paragraph. Also, hopefully, the perpetrator will be identified quickly & brought to justice with an appropriate punishment for the crime.

*- “Man slashed at entrance to home in Saitama Prefecture“ - nPolice are investigating an attempted murder in which a knife-wielding man attacked a [74yo] male resident in his home in Yashio City.- *

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Agreed, frequent ‘knife crime in Japan’ news stories here, in JT, @Paul 5:32pm and thus, “*Japanese public perception of ‘interpersonal crimes between citizens’ ranks ‘knife crimes’ at about *41%.

However, available reported police statistics as late as 2019 show ‘knife crimes’ in Japan actually account for “*only 23% of all crimes**”*. These stats are provided for those here state often state, “nothing to worry about. Japan is a ‘safe country’.

Still, your call to ‘be wary’ of your surroundings at all times, and, as in this elderly man’s case, especially wary of ‘unexpected visitors’, seems most practical.

Source: https://www.statista.com/statistics/1264432/japan-crime-rate-by-offense/

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You can also view it ‘@zichi 6:47pm ‘on the cheap’ by your own search engine and using the same key words ‘knife attacks in Japan’ (first few visits ‘free’). An alternate source would be helpful if you have one but specific Ministry of Justice & NPA stats are scarce. (Thefts?: Let’s keep on topic about ‘knife attacks’ so your incidental info is not expunged.)

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Better start learning some defense technique against knife attacks, Pepper spray is possibly one, next a police type Baton or as a last resort a 20cm long blade knife, LOL

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A tiny psycho.

Short man anger

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Tough guys in Japan always seem to target the elderly and young women.

Perhaps we can organize a homestay program with US state prisons so they can come learn about real tough guys.

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I hope the gentleman is okay and they catch this suspect and throw away the keys. I am wondering, why this specifc gentleman was targeted. There are so many apartments/condos and many units from within. Why would this suspect choose this specific residence and this specific individual???

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If that happened in the U. S., it wouldn't even make it in the local news. The best advice from being a victim of violence, hate crimes and Karens are from the Americans, they are accustomed to it.

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He knows the attacker

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The male suspect is believed to be in his 40s and about 160 centimeters tall and was wearing a black jacket.

That's 32% of Japan.

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Tough guys in Japan always seem to target the elderly and young women.

And children too.

Perhaps we can organize a homestay program with US state prisons so they can come learn about real tough guys.

Brilliant!!! I'll second that!

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