Police have arrested a 30-year-old man on suspicion of murder after he allegedly stabbed to death a woman in her 20s in a hotel in Hakusan, Ishikawa Prefecture.
Police said they received a call from the hotel front desk at around 5 p.m. Wednesday, saying that a guest had stabbed his female companion. Fuji TV reported that police rushed to the scene and found the suspect, Nobuhiro Niwa, of unknown employment, in the room with the woman who was unconscious from loss of blood due to multiple stab wounds. She was taken to hospital where she died at around 7 p.m.
The victim was identified Thursday as Maki Kido, a 22-year-old resident of Osaka, police said.
Police said Niwa, who lives in Toyama Prefecture, has admitted to the charge and said he stabbed Kido several times in an attempt to kill her after an argument. He said he met Kido via an online dating site.© Japan Today