Police said Monday that a 32-year-old man is in serious condition after he was stabbed by a friend following a heated argument regarding an online video game.
According to police, Junichi Saito, 31, who is unemployed, stabbed his friend at around 11 p.m. on Saturday night. TBS reported that Saito's friend came to his home after the two had quarreled earlier in the day. Still angry from the earlier altercation, Saito allegedly stabbed his friend in the stomach with a 20-cm-long blade, leaving the victim in a serious condition.
According to the police, the two men met in an arcade 10 years ago, and have been close friends ever since, often playing online video games together.
Saito was quoted by police as saying, "We have gotten into fights before. I was still angry when he came over to my place and stabbed him, but I had no intention of killing him."© Japan Today