Wife arrested over death of 83-year-old husband in Shizuoka


Police in Shizuoka City on Thursday arrested a 78-year-old woman on suspicion of killing her 83-year-old husband at their home.

According to police, a neighbor saw Kyoko Ishii wandering on the street outside her home at around 10:25 p.m. Wednesday, Sankei Shimbun reported. The neighbor noticed blood coming from Ishii’s left wrist and called 119.

When police arrived, Ishii told them her husband may be dead. They went inside her house and found her husband Yoshiaki dead in the living room. Police said it appeared that he had been dead for a few days and that an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

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These horror stories are literally becoming a daily occurrence in 'Safety Japan.'

I wonder if this will be even reported in the national media or just swept under the carpet like most unpleasant issues tend to be over here.

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Spitfire, “I wonder if this will be even reported in the national media”

Google it and you’ll find it was covered by NHK, Mainichi, Sankei, Yahoo, and many more. The fact you’re reading it on this Japan Today site indicates it was almost certainly carried nationally in the Japanese media.

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Never really paid too much attention to these kinds of stories but gee they happen regularly, like on a weekly basis?

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Possibly dementia and stress.

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