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Man turns himself to police, saying he killed woman in love hotel

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Police in Tokyo on Monday arrested a 37-year-old man on suspicion of killing an 18-year-old woman in a love hotel.

According to police, the suspect, Yuta Miyagi, whose occupation is unknown, lives in Saitama. Kyodo News reported that he showed up at a koban (police box) in Ikebukuro at around 4:15 a.m. Monday and told officers that he had strangled a woman in a love hotel room. Police went to the hotel and found the woman lying in the bathtub.

Police said the woman, Fuka Yamaguchi, was declared dead at the scene.

The hotel is located 500 meters from JR Ikebukuro Station.

Police quoted Miyagi as saying he met Yamaguchi, who lives in Shinjuku, at a maid cafe event about a year ago and that they had met three times since then. He told police he got angry when he learned from looking at her smartphone that she had been seeing other men.

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He told police he got angry when he learned from looking at her smartphone that she had been seeing other men.

I'm speechless.

19 ( +23 / -4 )

You met her at a "Maid Cafe' " and you were surprised she was seeing other guys...really ?

RIP girl.

30 ( +33 / -3 )

Jealousy not healthy

8 ( +11 / -3 )

had been seeing other men

well. Ironically, from now on, you’ll also be seeing a lot of other men. Everyday. Good job, junior.

23 ( +25 / -2 )

I swear, Japanese cops have the easiest jobs of any police force on the planet.

16 ( +23 / -7 )

Even a real girl friend in Japan sometimes sees other guys behind your back. Wake up.

9 ( +13 / -4 )

as I say it over and over, the wages of sin is death. There are many parts to this story we don't know. For all we know she promised him the stars and she didn't deliver. And he took things to a different level. I only hope that he's ready to live with that shame forever. She was too young and she probably didn't deserve that way to die but we can only speculate. Only he and God knows the real story.

-12 ( +4 / -16 )

It's just sad. Life ended before she really even experienced adulthood. Working as a maid/companion at 18 and going to love hotels with middle-aged creeps like this. Never had a chance.

18 ( +19 / -1 )

37-year-old man on suspicion of killing an 18-year-old woman........WHAT ??!! I think this says it all. poor girl.

1 ( +5 / -4 )

Pride comes before the fall. RIP young lady and through the book at this man child. No suspended bs.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

Yesterday it was a 70 year guy beating a 30 year old woman to death with a golf club, today its a 37 year old strangling an 18 year old girl to death.

While its just two cases there are a lot of others out there and it does suggest that "old guys murdering young women" is a serious problem.

2 ( +6 / -4 )

Normal thing that happens in Japan, except for the murder part... Girls should be very careful!

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

Police quoted Miyagi as saying he met Yamaguchi, who lives in Shinjuku, at a maid cafe event about a year ago and that they had met three times since then. He told police he got angry when he learned from looking at her smartphone that she had been seeing other men.

They only met 3 or 4 times in one year, despite him living in Saitama and her presumably working in the Tokyo area. He was clearly delusional to think that the "relationship" was serious enough for her not to see other men, and desperate and jealous enough to check her smartphone without her permission.

But obviously the real issue is that he was cruel, angry, and deluded enough to murder her.

9 ( +11 / -2 )

I swear, Japanese cops have the easiest jobs of any police force on the planet.

you didn’t read the stories of young officers being forced to eat ten bowls of boiling hot ramen by their superiors?

“love” hotels should be renamed “sex hotels”.

RIP.

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

Japan needs to raise the minimum wage NOW for a million reasons, but one that stands out is so young woman don't have to resort to these situations to make ends meet.

3 ( +6 / -3 )

eye for eye teeth for teeth no mercy.

1 ( +4 / -3 )

Brian Wheway

37-year-old man on suspicion of killing an 18-year-old woman........WHAT ??!! I think this says it all.

It doesn't really say much, other than tell us than a 37-year-old man is suspected of killing an 18-year-old woman. Pretty minimal, actually.

The other parts of the article provide additional info to expand on the rather minimal info provided above.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

How so?

Most criminals turn themselves in here!

Also, there is no investigative policing in Japan. It's purely reactive policing.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

He was 37. How old is 'old' to you?

In the context of a guy having a relationship with a high school aged girl who would have been underage at the time they met? 37 is way too old, don't you think?

2 ( +3 / -1 )

What is the difference between investigative policing and reactive policing? Don't all investigations take place in reaction to crimes?

Some crimes require investigation to uncover the fact that the crime has actually occurred or is about to occur.

This is especially the case with so-called "victimless crimes" like drug smuggling, price fixing, etc where you don't have an individual victim who can report the crime to the police.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Domestic violence is a gendered issue - it is overwhelmingly men who kill and abuse women. Japan needs to do much more.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

OK, even assuming that is true (and I am not buying it 100%) that still means the below statement by David is wrong. Unless anyone wants to claim that the Japanese police doesn't try to intercept the flow of drugs to name just one example.

Yeah, I'm not agreeing with his comment on Japanese policing, I was just explaining the difference between investigative and reactive policing......because you literally asked what the difference between them was.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Wil

That may very likely be true, but it doesnt change two major facts.

The overwhelming majority of abusers are men.

The overwhelming majority of people being abused are women.

And what does this make a "fact"? That you believe it to be?

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

@WilliB

It is revealing that you have chosen to ignore the fact because you don't believe it.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Vreth

Japan needs to raise the minimum wage NOW for a million reasons, but one that stands out is so young woman don't have to resort to these situations to make ends meet.

I am not sure there is a legal minimum wage in Japan, and if there is raising it will have no impact on either either maid cafes nor escort work nor or murderous jelous nutcases. None, zero, zilch. Complete non sequitur.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

I am not sure there is a legal minimum wage in Japan, and if there is raising it will have no impact on either either maid cafes nor escort work nor or murderous jelous nutcases. None, zero, zilch. Complete non sequitur.

Just FYI Japan does have a minimum wage, each prefecture sets its own so it differs across the country.

Otherwise though, while I support raising it yeah I don't see that having much impact on stuff like this.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

In recent years, the term “Incels” or “Involuntary Celibate” has been in the news regarding men who does not know how to be “social” with women and regards them as beneath men. These idiots has no qualms about using the threat of violence (or actual violence) to subdue women. Society has blamed tribalism on Social Media for the “Incel” phenomena. The reality is that, Incels has been around for a very long time are are quite common in any country where women are culturally/socially perceived as second class and Japan has been and is still a very chauvinistic society and women in Japan (regardless of ethnicity or race) are still paying the price...at times with their lives. Things have gotten better over the years but, this crime and similar crimes are constantly being committed by idiots; which are grim reminders that even though Japan is a relatively peaceful country, we still have idiots with warped ideas about women. Be careful ladies...

0 ( +0 / -0 )

This tragedy points to the false claim that sex is merely a physical act, that consent is the only basis of the morality of sexual relationships, and that “sex work” is a victimless crime.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

This idiot killed this young women because he thought perhaps he was the only one. Common sense would have told him, if he found other guy numbers on her phone the other guys also found his number but didn't care, only this nut decided to kill her thinking he was the only one.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

While its just two cases there are a lot of others out there and it does suggest that "old guys murdering young women" is a serious problem.

At best it suggests that looking into whether there actually is a problem, and how serious it is, might be a good idea.

Then when you actually look at the numbers, you can quickly determine that on a level of statistics, it's not a serious problem whatsoever. Of course, that will be of zero condolence to the family of this poor girl, but your comment was in reference to society, and on a societal level, the numbers are actually extremely low as compared to almost every other society on the planet.

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