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Man stabbed to death after fracas on Kitakyushu street

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A 40-year-old man was stabbed to death after he became involved in a heated argument with a group of men and women on a street in Kitakyushu on Saturday night.

Police received a call at around 11:15 p.m. reporting that a man was lying on the street in Kokura-kita Ward, Fuji TV reported. The caller said he had seen the man having a loud argument with several men and women.

When police arrived at the scene, the victim, Tetsuya Hayashi, of unknown address and occupation, was lying on the ground, bleeding from a knife wound to the stomach. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Late Sunday, police said a suspect, Kenichi Iguchi, 48, had been detained after calling them in the morning. However, Iguchi, who works in the construction industry, has since said he can't remember what happened, police said.

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When police arrived at the scene, the victim, Tetsuya Hayashi, of unknown address and occupation,

How are we supposed to form an opinion without knowing his address or occupation?!

6 ( +13 / -7 )

It’s been awhile since I’ve heard of a “fracas”.

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Can japanese medics or police NOT save anyone? A single stab wound and all these people die? This is crazy. Cops and medics need better training.

-9 ( +11 / -20 )

Yakuza?

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Paramedics in Japan can do very little. They have no medicines because of the power greed of doctors. They have to call a doctor car for medicine. Not clear if there was only one knife wound or how brutual the wound. If the attacker(s) obliterated his heart or ripped a major arterythen nothing medicine can do.

12 ( +17 / -5 )

It’s been awhile since I’ve heard of a “fracas”.

FYI - A fracas is a bit more serious than a kerfuffle, but not quite as serious as a ruckus.

12 ( +13 / -1 )

re article: he can't remember what happened.

Wow, like anyone is supposed to by that story. He should just come clean and admit the guilt as well as state the reasoning though heated in the fracus.

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Late Sunday, police said a suspect, Kenichi Iguchi, 48, had been detained after calling them in the morning. However, Iguchi, who works in the construction industry, has since said he can't remember what happened, police said.

He decided to turn himself in though he had no idea why he turned himself in?

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Paramedics in Japan can do very little. They have no medicines because of the power greed of doctors. They have to call a doctor car for medicine. Not clear if there was only one knife wound or how brutual the wound. If the attacker(s) obliterated his heart or ripped a major artery then nothing medicine can do.

Getting seriously hurt in Japan is a very scary situation. It seems like they are ill prepared for serious emergency situations. If you are teetering on the border of life and death then you better hope your affairs are in order. It seems like the ambulances being ill-equipped will kill you or several hospitals refusing to take patients will kill you.

I am not going to mention how many times that I have seen cars refuse to move to allow ambulances to pass.

6 ( +8 / -2 )

There are definitely some very unpleasant characters around. Taking slight at the smallest thing, they are unable to just drop it, and get seriously worked up.

Just hope you never bump into one of them, but if you do, try to stay calm and neutral. (Encountered one on Friday.)

9 ( +9 / -0 )

FYI - A fracas is a bit more serious than a kerfuffle, but not quite as serious as a ruckus.

With a death by stabbing, it sounds more like a full on hullabaloo!

7 ( +7 / -0 )

@fuzzylogic

Thanks for the detailed list of "Japan Facts".

I stayed in Minato when I last visited Japan. I will say after my stay there I felt safe but a few things did happen that sort of shakened my view of the picture perfect Japan that I had always read about.

I love Japan and I plan a return trip after the Olympics. What I will say like everyplace else lots of money helps.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

The only paramedics in Japan who can perform any interventional procedures such as tracheal intubation and administering IV epinephrine/ adrenaline, are those in Akita prefecture, whose success rate of resuscitating patients following cardiac arrest is the highest in Japan. Before 2000, it was technically illegal, but despite pressure, the city and prefecture council refused to indict paramedics, while the fire service ignored the rules to save lives, but since 2002 they have undergone extra training and it is now officially approved. The city also invested in CPR training for the public, and bystander CPR occurs in around 50% of cardiact arrest cases.

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Sounds like northern Akita prefecture leads the way over Tokyo, in paramedic activities.

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Late at night on a Saturday, plus it's bonenkai season, you know there had been a lot of drinking before this happened.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

group of men .... and women.

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FYI - A fracas is a bit more serious than a kerfuffle, but not quite as serious as a ruckus.

and

With a death by stabbing, it sounds more like a full on hullabaloo!

lolz This will help a lot in lessons this week. I wasn't sure how to rank these words!

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So Kenichi Iguchi called the police because he knew something happened, and now he does not remember. The guys is just not the brightest star in the sky. I hope the cops get the truth out of him.

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