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Man arrested after taking woman hostage in Saitama internet cafe

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Is this an annual occurrence?

17 June 2021, 40-year-old man takes woman in her 20s hostage at internet cafe in Saitama 

21 June 2022, 42-year-old man takes woman in her 20s hostage at internet cafe in Saitama

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It seems to be a phenomenon. Some people become dangerous when their lives lose meaning

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Didn’t know Internet cafes have windowless lockable rooms. I only stay once in one, it had open plan cubicles, with a chair and a small couch and computer.

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Every time this kind of hostage taking happens I wonder: Did they have access to the restroom?

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the woman visited the private accommodation at around 9:55 p.m.

My question is... assuming that the woman is a staff member...Is this a service provided by the cafe? And if so, then me thinks more protective measures for the staff should be in place. Windows and a door that only locks from the outside just for starters...

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This story has many holes in it. Firstly it might be how hastily this article is written or there is something going on between the staff and this man. The girl visited the room to clean it?, Serve food?, alcohol? Then after 5 minutes another staff calls the police? Why? Girl visit a room, and then police is immediately called? Guy refuses to open door for 4 hours. Something fishy is going on here or someone was being set up. Usually those who set you up use younger girls.............. and the rest you know!

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1738Kwaaa!!Today  09:01 am JST

This story has many holes in it. Firstly it might be how hastily this article is written or there is something going on between the staff and this man. The girl visited the room to clean it?, Serve food?, alcohol? Then after 5 minutes another staff calls the police? Why? Girl visit a room, and then police is immediately called? Guy refuses to open door for 4 hours. Something fishy is going on here or someone was being set up. Usually those who set you up use younger girls.............. and the rest you know!

I immediately thought what you did. I've been to several Internet cafes since I've been here in Tokyo, Kanagawa, even in Osaka and not once has a staff member come to my room. I always get a private room with a door because I'd sometimes sleep in them for a few hours before going on my way but not a single person knocked on my door, ever. Every Internet cafe that I've been to had snacks and drinks OUTSIDE in the LOBBY, as well as showers and restrooms. I really can't fathom why she would have entered his room in the first place unless he saw her in the hall and pulled her inside.

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"I got sick of my life."

Pretty sure you're not the only one who is.

The suspect smiled as he entered a police station in a vehicle and made a "peace sign" to the press.

Disgusting. Give him 10 years of hard labor and highway sanitation duty. So how much smiling he does then.

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The same guy who committed a similar crime in Nov 2012.

https://japantoday.com/category/crime/bank-hostage-taker-who-demanded-noda-resign-jailed-for-9-years

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Sometimes prison is easier for them. Is simple and less stressful. There is food, a place to stay and no worries for taxes, bills or rent. Also a tight schedule to keep you busy everyday.

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He doesn’t look mentally able, he looks like he has no idea of what he did was wrong, he needs help. Mental help that at 42 he has yet to receive.

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I've been to several Internet cafes since I've been here in Tokyo, Kanagawa, even in Osaka and not once has a staff member come to my room

The article says the woman entered the room next to his.

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I understand in Japan, those internet cafe or capsule hotel , there are no door lock and guest are not allow to lock citing their policy. I think is time they re-consider policy.

Many Japanese intentionally commit crime to go jail or sentence to death as their best options !. Better than become homeless.

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And don't forget this too.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/stressed-set-store-fire-burned-184813078.html

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