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Man stays with murdered woman for week after death

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A 58-year-old man was arrested on Monday for strangling a woman to death in a condo in Odaiba. Police said the man kept the body in his apartment for a week before turning himself in.

The man, identified as Katsuyuki Soba, is suspected of strangling the woman, a Filipina in her 40s, in the bedroom of his apartment. Soba told police he met the woman seven months ago, and that the pair had gotten into a fight about something trivial. He was quoted as saying: "I felt like dying too, but I couldn't."

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He probably told her you have to be my "maid/girlfriend" for life. Slave for youuuuuuu !!!!! She, said no !!!! Fight breaks out !!!! Or was a lady of the night ?

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poor filipina.....

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Whats up with Odaiba, middle aged men and filipinas?

I would say its something psychological, a control issue. I have come across a fella here and there and they always seem to be the same.... some otaku who is now a salaryman or engineer who cannot cope with a Japanese woman. These dudes often head to Thailand or PI on their pension or stay here and get themselves mixed up in all sorts of crap. Good for him that he turned himself in and she is considered by the Japanese to be less than human or beneath them. A year or two in the slammer and he will be off to PI to top himself off for good. These cases come into light and into oblivion and sadly no one cares.

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he pair had gotten into a fight about something trivial

When the Japanese snap, they really do SNAP.

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In this heat??!! He could have picked January and made it a more pleasant experience....

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Deja vu, all over aqain. Odaiba apartment, Filipina lady; was it around 2, maybe 3 years ago?

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Champon "In this heat??!! He could have picked January and made it a more pleasant experience...."

Had to be a pleasant odor, for sure! The neighbours were probably wonderin....

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Are Japanese becoming copycat murderers or is this beautiful country going down the drain like others? Regardless of her nationality or purpose in Japan, it's a life lost in a senseless act of violence against women. However, this seems to be a good venue for the "armchair shrink" to get off.

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RIP, Dear unknown lady.

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Sad...RIP...

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Crazy Bastard, and choking her solved what!?

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A 58-year old man and a Filipina woman in her 40s...assuming she's his girlfriend, I bet they fought over his younger companions. The poor woman could have spent some years of her younger age to be with this man and he's now probably running around with women half his age...RIP.

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RIP means what?

Moderator: Rest in Peace

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Mod (and Wakarimasen), it also stands for requiescat in pace, as the Latinists among us will insist!

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@Thontaddeo

A fellow Latin-speaker on JT? Marvelous! Still, what happened to this lady is horrible and I hope this piece of garbage rots for all eternity. Cuz all he's going to get is a shameless suspended sentence by the corrupted japanese judicial system. RIP Unknown Lady.

ps, I thought I was the only one. :/

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He couldn't what? Strangle himself?!

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seesaw,

I believe the gentleman is in jail, not 'running around with women half his age.' Or am I mis-reading what you wrote?

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huh..gentleman? what about piece of trash (made in japan!)murderer?

RIP Lady

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Cuz all he's going to get is a shameless suspended sentence by the corrupted japanese judicial system.

you may well be wrong about that. lets wait and see. what's 'cuz', is it latin?

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He felt like dying too, but he couldn't? Come on... RIP

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What a pathetic 58 year old man. His lame excuse is worse than his murder. But what was this 40 year old Filipina doing wih this man any way?

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Serious Psych issues with this one. Creepy.

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proudnippon: "you may well be wrong about that. lets wait and see. what's 'cuz', is it latin?"

We usually don't see follow-ups to crimes like these, sadly.

RIP, Ms. As for this scum, while he'll probably get off lightly, I still hope he rots in hell.

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@proudnippon

what's 'cuz', is it latin? today's English lesson for you. "cuz" --cause (because)

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We usually don't see follow-ups to crimes like these, sadly

not on JT no. that's the problem. some people read only this site and imagine that the murderer is sitting in the beach now sipping pina coladas Meanwhile in the real world...

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@proudnippon there's LOTS of eng expressions you don't see in your dictionary, guess you're getting good "real" english lessons here LOL

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With Japan being the perversion capitol of the world I wonder what he did to this poor woman after she passed. Is necrophilla a crime in Japan?

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The whole event sounds quite sad to me, and I prefer to not speculate what he may have done to the woman after her passing, what may have caused him to react in a manner that resulted in her death, or what type of a relationship they may have had. Its sad, and tragic.

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