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Restaurant owner arrested for beating employee to death in Gifu

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A 32-year-old udon restaurant owner was arrested Thursday for beating his 54-year-old employee to death at the restaurant in Gifu City. Hideaki Sakamoto was arrested for allegedly killing Toshio Shimizu between 6 a.m. and 7:40 a.m. on Wednesday. Sakamoto called an ambulance on Wednesday morning.

Sakamoto was quoted by police as saying, “I didn't like his work attitude. I beat him but didn't think he would die. I used to hit him almost every day.”

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Tickling time bombs-these people are ticking time bombs...waiting to go BOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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gee - i wish i had that job. getting beaten every day. what is wrong with people. "duh, i didnt think he would die." if he didnt like the work attitude maybe he should look at himself. beating your employees every day really puts a damper on their attitude.

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"...I used to hit almost every day.”

At least it wasn't an everyday beating.

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Another example of discipline, correction, training and punishment being equated to physical violence.

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Good post med. You can add bullying to the list. The strong (or group) picking on those who are weak. At the same time, however, it is amazing how much punishment people endure in such situations. Hope they give this guy what he deserves. Life in prison.

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Life in prison? No, no let Hatoyama san deal with him, he is the shinigami of Japan! I hope this 32 year fool gets the DEATH PENALTY when he least expects it!

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“I didn’t like his work attitude. I beat him but didn’t think he would die. I used to hit almost every day.”

If he didn't like his work attitude, why didn't he FIRE the guy? And, the 54 year old employee takes getting hit almost every day, didn't he ever hear of quitting? Seems to me there must be more to this story, debt owed to a yak or chimp or something.

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Further, "I didn't think he would die" so no murder-one ergo no death row for this guy.....but, no apparent remorse so long time as a guest of the state-run, no charge big hotel.

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No more business for noodle head.

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I sure hope that rope around this punk's neck ruins HIS attitude!

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What a weezle! If any of my bosses laid a finger on me I would bash them...

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I would bash them...

That's the spirit!....that caused this in the first place.

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didn’t like his work attitude

i guess he will like his work attitude even less now the employee is dead.

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CavemanLawyer,

No it didn`t... Bullying did. Nothing wrong with self-defence.

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I saw something like this at a curry restaurant once. Non-fatal, though.

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At least he didn't fire him. Ah, Japan's vaunted lifetime employment.

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He killed a devoted worker, and what he was doing was the same as torture. Now let justie torture him first than hang him. How can you treat an employee this way? Was he making more money to do such negligence in his business? I would certainly cook him as a soup if he just put finger on me.

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I used to hit him almost every day.”

This could set a new standard for treating your employee's in Japan with the economy in a nose dive. Forget a raise just give me my daily beating!

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Actually this is coomon in Japan because there are programs on T.V gloryfying this kind of thing, and I`m not just talking the work place.

This kind of behavour is common with sports coaches and even at national level.

I watched a program about one of the national vollyball players during his training program for the Olympics, and that coached physically abused the trainee, seems common practice.

If any coach physically abused me I would have no respect for that person as a coach and secondly as a mentor.

In this case the guy is lucky it didn`t end up the other way, the owner being dead from an angry employee.

Violence is the the way to gain the respect of your charges, Stand up and be a better coach OR get out of the business.

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