Police in Tokyo said Thursday they have arrested a 20-year-old private university student on suspicion of assaulting a 25-year-old Brazilian man on a street in Ikebukuro.
According to police, the incident occurred just after 9 a.m. on Wednesday. Fuji TV reported that the suspect, Kai Nishijima, pulled the Brazilian man to the ground and then kicked him in the face three times.
The victim, who lives in Saitama Prefecture, remained in a coma in hospital on Thursday, police said.
Police said Nishijima has admitted to the crime, which occurred near an amusement area about 500 meters from the north exit of JR Ikebukuro Station. He told police he had been drinking most of the night before with friends and was walking along when he saw the Brazilian arguing with an employee of a restaurant. He was quoted as saying he got irritated when the Brazilian asked him what he was staring at, and then assaulted him.
After the incident, Nishijima left the scene but street surveillance camera footage showed him going into a nearby hotel where he was arrested.© Japan Today