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Restaurant owner stabbed to death by regular customer in Osaka

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A 69-year-old restaurant owner was stabbed to death on Monday night by a 57-year-old regular customer in his restaurant in Naniwa, Osaka. Police arrested the suspect after he turned himself in at a local police station.

Masayuki Kuchiishi was arrested for allegedly stabbing restaurant owner Takichi Aso in the stomach with a knife around 8:45 p.m. Aso was taken to hospital but died soon after arrival.

According to police investigations, Kuchiishi appeared at the restaurant around 8 p.m. and was drinking alone near the victim who was managing the cash register. Kuchiishi suddenly stabbed the victim with a 25-centimeter-long knife, witnesses told police.

Kuchiishi was arrested about 25 minutes later after he appeared at the police station. Police said the two had been in a dispute over a monetary loan.

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money and friendship/patronage don't mix. everyone knows this.

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Did you ever notice that in a lot of crime stories it says that the suspects turn themselves into the police? Do they really kill someone and then just walk up to a koban and say, 'woops, I killed somebody'?

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thepro--- It would seem so, Maybe thats why J cops cant solve a crime if the criminal doesnt walk in the door of the Koban.

I always see people talking to the J cops in the Koban near my house and wonder did they just kill someone??? Maybe its just me

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More criminal psychology on parade. "You owe me, so I'm gonna kill you and spend the rest of my life in prison, just to teach you a lesson."

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This is one thing that I don't understand about Japanese news reporting.They never seem to ask WHY did this person do this.They just love to report a good stabbing. The guy who did it was a regular customer (I mean I would hate to be stabbed by a total stranger) so something had to get him mad enough to stab the owner - maybe the owner was watering down the drinks - but there had to be more to this - come on you news people dig into the story!

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More criminal psychology on parade. "You owe me, so I'm gonna kill you and spend the rest of my life in prison, just to teach you a lesson."

Or possibly "I owe you, I cannot pay, you're pi$$ing me off by always asking me to pay, I'll teach you not to pi$$ me off."

As OgieDoggie says: Dig deeper you journalists. Otherwise your readers are left with nothing to do but speculate on the intentions of the players.

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Whats the motive?

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I only see two solutions to this problem. Either ban all knifes or hand out guns to everyone. Problem solved.

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Gotta watch those regulars.

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if that was a regular, i worry what the new customers may do.

the customer is always right??

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I would have thought this kind of behaviour was rather irregular.

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