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SDF member arrested for assaulting customer at convenience store

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Shizuoka Prefectural Police have arrested a member of Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) on suspicion of assault after he punched a male customer at a convenience store.

According to police, Takuto Uchino, 23, got into a scuffle with the 29-year-old customer near the entrance of a convenience store in Gotemba at around 4 a.m. on Sunday, Sankei Shimbun reported. Uchino is accused of punching the man in the face, inflicting minor injuries.

Police said the two men do not know each other and that both were intoxicated at the time.

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Another mentally disturbed person.

-15 ( +4 / -19 )

Two drunks getting into a scuffle. And of course the sdf person get all the attention.

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Arrest them both. Put them in the same cell,l. Let them finish it.

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Obviously a clear cut case of self defense.

-5 ( +4 / -9 )

Doesn’t read exactly who ‘threw the first punch’ or, ‘who-grabbed-who’ first :

got into a scuffle with the 29-year-old customer near the entrance of a convenience store in Gotemba at around 4 a.m Sun,” -

7 ( +8 / -1 )

The best defense is a good offense” - Former American General George Washington, who routed British forces on many occasions, is one credited early with an origin of that adage. His 1799 quote “…offensive operations, often times, is the surest, if not the only means of defense.”

Earlier, Sun Tzu in 500 B.C. conveyed a similar principle with: “*Attack is the secret of defensedefense is the planning of an attack.” but it’s uncertain if Washington read, or had access to ‘The Art of War’ *a that time.

And all of this was long before Knute Rockne, Mao Zedong or even, Michael Jordan, ‘coined’ the phrase.

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

I once saw some trouble like that "near the entrance of a convenience" in Atami, I called their klystrons , and they said "no speak engrish", and hung up.

2 ( +5 / -3 )

He should plead self defense, of course.

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@Mocheake very funny ha ha ha

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Today 08:08 am JST

The last line of the article reads:

"Police said the two men do not know each other and that both were intoxicated at the time."

Mentally disturbed? No.

Out of their minds drunk? Maybe.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

A drunken brawl.

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Perhaps one of native speakers or the more learned etymologists here can explain the use of the word “klystron” in the context of the @10:14am response to this crime story? Could the intended word be referring to a police “klaxon” as in “telephone” or “call box”? - The only Google reference to this strange word, other that a vacuum tube, is (coincidentally?) a previous, similar use was ‘here’:

*- @fuzzylogic Jul 4, 2016 1:44pm: Responding to [@smithinjapan “Didn't know 2012 was "the old days", since that was the case that inspired this investigation. What's the officer's excuse for all the recent mishandlings?] “Only in Japan! yep doesn't surprise me, good ol klystrons at work, but they are expert race soldiers.” - *

https://japantoday.com/category/crime/osaka-prefectural-police-neglected-investigating-2300-cases-including-homicides

*- @jalan5 10:14am: “I once saw some trouble like that "near the entrance of a convenience" in Atami, I called their klystrons , and they said "no speak engrish", and hung up.”- *

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"Police said the two men do not know each other and that both were intoxicated at the time."

Likely both were there to buy more alcohol, too, and maybe even on their way home from the bars, which have no time limit on serving booze. It's high time places stopped selling alcohol, if not at certain times of day (night), then to people who are clearly so drunk they don't need more.

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

Whoa! *@smithinjapan 8:34pm*** . Coincidence, or did you read the **@8:11pm question ??

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