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.© Japan Today