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Man walks into ‘koban,' says he killed mother; brother also found dead

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An unemployed 57-year-old man walked into a police “koban” in Ishioka, Ibaraki Prefecture, on Monday and said he had killed his 86-year-old mother and that his older brother was dead, too.

According to police, the suspect, Takeshi Kiuchi, showed up at the koban at about 9:30 a.m. Monday and told police what he had done, Fuji TV reported Police went to his home and found this mother Yoshi, lying unconscious on her bed, with no external signs of injury. She was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.

In another room was the body of Kiuchi’s 59-year-old brother. Police said he had been dead for several days and quoted Kiuchi as only saying: “He died.”

Police said Kiuchi told them he strangled his mother who had been wheelchair-bound for the past five years.

An autopsy will be held to determine the cause of death of both victims, police said.

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Man walks into a koban - sounds like start of a Henny Youngman one-liner.

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Wow! On the one hand you have to admire his honesty but on the other, terrifying!

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Man walks into a koban - sounds like start of a Henny Youngman one-liner.

Well put, it certainly does!

Lol...I wonder how many here can recall Henny without googling his name!

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That's very honest of him, but now it's time for jail.

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The headline sounds like the start of a music hall joke.

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Police said he had been dead for several days and quoted Kiuchi as only saying: “He died.”

And the sky is blue!

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I imagine that if his brother truly died on his own and he was left to deal with not only his brothers death but also his aging mothers disability alone that would put a tremendous amount of stress on this man, not to make excuses or justify but to make some sense of it. Very sad but also common in Japan.

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He snapped.

Being unemployed is a social death in Japan.

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Being unemployed is a social death in Japan.

Not for the folks who play pachinko and slots all day, they have plenty of socialization with their fellow addicts! And believe me they are "Legion"

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