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Suspect held over death of man found on street near train station in Yokohama

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Police in Yokohama have arrested a 56-year-old man on suspicion of killing a 68-year-old man who was found on the street near a train station early Friday.

According to police, Yoshinori Seki was found unconscious and bleeding by a passerby at around 5 a.m. on a street near JR Kannai Station in Naka Ward, Fuji TV reported. His face was badly bruised, police said. He was taken to hospital where he died at around 6:20 a.m.

Police said the suspect,  Yushi Sato, a self-professed company employee, was identified after an analysis of street surveillance camera footage which showed the two men arguing at around 4:45 a.m.

Police said Sato, who was arrested at his home nearby, has admitted to the charge. He was quoted as saying the argument started after he and Seki bumped arms as they were passing each other. He told police he elbowed Seki in the face and then shoved him to the ground.

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Nut Case ! needs a decent sentence and made an example that type of behavour is not tolerated

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I think this whole covid19 thing is really starting to affect people's mental state, and making people (rightfully) paranoid about other people getting too close or touching them. People really need to stay home.

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try to be patient. very bad to read about this

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Well, Sato can rest assured that Seki will never bump into someone on the street ever again.

That should help him sleep better in his cell.

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Praise to the cops for catching him so quickly. We're quick to criticise the police but here we have a job well done. Now it's up to the courts

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Japan, China, and Korea have a thing about complete lack of spacial awareness. It's a common occurrence in these three countries for people to walk into each other for no good reason. It's rare to get a sorry/excuse me. I know quite a few people in Japan who have felt like every day, no matter where they go, they can't avoid being bumped. It does wear on some people more than others. So I'm not shocked if we start seeing more bodies laid out on sidewalks.

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