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Ramen shop owner fatally stabbed in Yokohama


A 33-year-old ramen shop owner died after being stabbed in his eatery in Yokohama on Friday night.

According to police, the victim, Hiroki Ohashi, was found by his mother at around 7:15 p.m. at his ramen restaurant in Konan Ward, Kyodo News reported. Ohashi’s mother told police she had tried to call him several times in the afternoon but had been unable to reach him, so she went to his restaurant.

When she found his body, she asked a passerby to call 119. Ohashi was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Police said Ohashi, when found by his mother, was lying on the floor in his small eatery which has counter seats only. He had been stabbed in the back and stomach. A bloodstained knife, belonging to the victim, was on the floor.

Police said Ohashi’s eatery had been open on Friday but after lunch had apparently closed.

Police said they are examining street surveillance camera footage to try and determine who might have been the last customer to leave the restaurant.

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I had no idea that owning a Ramen Shop was such a hazardous occupation.

How many times is this ?

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Has any money been stolen? Was there any sign of forced entry? Was there a sign of a struggle? If not may be the victim knew his attacker,

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That area of Yokohama is very seedy, and the ANN News video tells the whole story...https://news.tv-asahi.co.jp/news_society/articles/000316206.html

5 ( +5 / -0 )

this sounds more likely a failure on the 33-year-old ramen shop owner to keep the local yakuza happy in their collection of weekly contributions.

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A 33-year-old...

..Hiroki Ohashi, was found by his mother at around 7:15 p.m

That poor man. Only 33 years old.

And his poor mother. It must have been horrifying for her to find her child in that state.

My condolences.

May his soul rest in peace.

And may the law punish the culprit(s).

13 ( +13 / -0 )

Wesley, entirely concur.

Beyond that we have too little information upon which to pontificate.

9 ( +9 / -0 )

Lately, according to other news, many ramen shops more than usual are affected by operating in red numbers, bankruptcy and closure. That's maybe a better clue than such an ominous 'last customer'.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

If you don’t pay your loan back the bankster in Japan the yakuza will be yours collecting agency I heard before back in the 90s

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Yokohama is home to a large group of chinese.

It may not have been the Yaks but the triads.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Some organised crime group seeking protection money no doubt!

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