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Woman arrested for stabbing 3 people in Chiba

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Police in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, said Wednesday they have arrested an unemployed 32-year-old woman on suspicion of injuring three people in an apparent random stabbing spree on Tuesday afternoon.

According to police, the suspect, Yumi Uryu, stabbed a 51-year-old man in the back first and then two women, aged 28 and 23, along a sidewalk about 30 meters from her apartment building at around 4:30 p.m. Fuji TV reported that a witness called 110 after seeing a woman lying on the ground, bleeding from a stab wound.

Police found Uryu sitting on the ground at a nearby bus stop, with a carving knife still in her possession after having cut her left wrist. One man said she was staring up into the sky with a blank expression on her face.

The victims, who were stabbed in the stomach and chest, remained in hospital on Wednesday but their wounds are not life-threatening.

Police said Uryu has been speaking incoherently since she was arrested, saying she stabbed people she didn't know and that she didn't remember stabbing anyone. She was also quoted as saying she was depressed and wanted to go to a hospital.

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also quoted as saying she was depressed and wanted to go to a hospital.

now priority will change, prison first.

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One man said she was staring up into the sky with a blank expression on her face.

Police said Uryu has been speaking incoherently since she was arrested, saying she stabbed people she didn’t know and that she didn’t remember stabbing anyone.

I'm going to guess that she is insane. She needs to be locked up in a mental institution. That would be my opinion.

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I really fail to see how reporting that the woman was unemployed is relevant to what she did. Is that to suggest that all unemployed people are potentially insane? If that woman had a job, would the reporter have written "an employed person..." instead?

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"If that woman had a job, would the reporter have written 'an employed person...' instead?"

Yes. Because the company would be deemed responsible for her condition...

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@TheGodfather Alright then. Please enlight me and show me articles where such a turn of phrase has been used in the past. And a company deemed responsible for her condition? You cannot live in Japan, companies are not even liable when their employees commit suicide or die from overwork here, soa company judged responsible for attacking other people is just as far from reality as it can be.

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idir13013OCT. 19, 2016 - 04:42PM JST

I really fail to see how reporting that the woman was unemployed is relevant to what she did. Is that to suggest that all unemployed people are potentially insane? If that woman had a job, would the reporter have written "an employed person..." instead?

I don't know the exact reason, but would you rather they said: "A person stabbed another person, and then another person today..."

Maybe the media believes that the more details you give to the public, the more accurate the report seems to be... you know, 5W 1H. Many times the Japanese media will say "a company employee" if the person works for a private company, and often they will say "a policeman", or "a teacher" if the person works for a public service.

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soa company judged responsible for attacking other people is just as far from reality as it can be.

That's the godfather.

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Sssssnap! How aften do people just flip out and go on a random stabbing spree in Japan? Yesterday it was a high school kid. It seems to happpen more than once a month. Yeah, Japan is a 'mostly' safe country, unless you run into to some emotionally undtabke nutcase that just snaps and wants to stab anybody within striking distance, of course. If you think about these kinds of incidents in Japan in the last decade or so it's clear that Japan is not a safe country at all! How about that nutter that killed over 20 inmates at an aged care hospital last month? Or, that nutbag in Akihabara a few years ago? Then, add the junior high school girl that decapitated her class mate. And, if you want to go back to the 90's there was another nutbag that cut of the heads of a dozen children and stuck them on the fence posts of the school in Osaka. Yeah, 'statistically' Japan is a safe country, but the reality is quite different.

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hmm... watched the news and apparently she was once married and her husband left him.. then her life just turned upside down by it. I dont like her stabbing people but somehow i felt pity for her

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"and wanted to go to a hospital."

She has already been under treatment, apparently for mental illness, and unhappiness with the prescribed medications/doctor was one of her complaints, which she posted in videos online.

Disillusioned, "How about that nutter that killed over 20 inmates at an aged care hospital last month? "

Are you referring to the recent case at the facility for disabled (not necessarily aged) people?

"And, if you want to go back to the 90's there was another nutbag that cut of the heads of a dozen children and stuck them on the fence posts of the school in Osaka. "

You seem to be mixing up a couple of different cases. There was no such case as you describe.

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Yeah, Japan is a 'mostly' safe country, unless you run into to some emotionally undtabke nutcase that just snaps and wants to stab anybody within striking distance, of course.

How exactly is that different from anywhere in the world?

If you think about these kinds of incidents in Japan in the last decade or so it's clear that Japan is not a safe country at all!

You know, other than that it is.

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I find it simply amazing how people always seem to come to the conclusion that "Japan" is not as safe as most people would like to think it is. I read on the average, everyday, 2 or 3 people are murdered/injured by another in Japan. In just the time it takes to read this article, at least 2 people were probably killed by the hand of another person in Chicago, Illinois alone, not to mention how many are killed in the other 49 states.

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Mental health issues...violent crime...again.

What will happen? Nothing.

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strangerland - How exactly is that different from anywhere in the world?

It's different for quite a few reasons. It's different because Japan promotes itself as a safe country, which it is obviously not. It's different because Japan has a lower violent crime rate than other countries, except for the multiple murders that happen with alarming regularity. It's different because Japan does not allow guns. It's different because most of the violent crime is committed by nutcases that just snap and attack random people, unlike other countries where the violent crime usually involves robbery, gangs or alcahol related incidents. It's very different!

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It's different for quite a few reasons. It's different because Japan promotes itself as a safe country, which it is obviously not.

Japan is a safe country. It has lower violent crime rates than almost any other country in the world.

It's different because Japan has a lower violent crime rate than other countries, except for the multiple murders that happen with alarming regularity.

Ok, show some numbers that show this to be higher than other countries. Otherwise, you're basing your opinion off the numbers of stories read in the news, rather than on actual numbers.

It's different because Japan does not allow guns

Which is one of the things that keeps it safer. When these incidents do happen, it's not "8 people dead from shootings", it's "4 people injured from stabbings".

It's different because most of the violent crime is committed by nutcases that just snap and attack random people, unlike other countries where the violent crime usually involves robbery, gangs or alcahol related incidents.

What? Are you really trying to argue that nutcases don't snap and attack random people in other countries? Sorry, but that's just plain wrong.

http://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/courts-law/random-stabbing-attack-in-melbourne-man-faces-9-years-in-jail/news-story/f4ec5f86acb660efd39c9a42ddacb330

http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/bond-set-at-million-in-double-stabbing/article_c4aeb1ac-d60c-51ac-bb95-11eea5e5a6f8.html

http://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/windsor-police-make-arrest-after-elderly-woman-stabbed-in-the-face-in-random-attack

http://abc7news.com/news/berkeley-police-investigate-bus-stop-stabbing/1530548/

Japan has random stabbings just like anywhere else in the world. What makes it safer is that there relative lack of violent crime involving robbery, gangs or alcahol related incidents.

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There is this thing where people sleep walk and do terrible stuff like murder. It has happened a few times here in America. Not a common problem but it does seem to happen when people are down.

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Still waiting for Disillusioned to acknowledge that what he wrote ("And, if you want to go back to the 90's there was another nutbag that cut of the heads of a dozen children and stuck them on the fence posts of the school in Osaka. ") is blatantly inaccurate. Or provide us with the date and location of the crime as well as the name of the perpetrator.

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All readers back on topic please.

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From my time living there, it seems they really do their best to push certain individuals who don't fit in to either a) kill themselves or b) snap and do something crazy, as well as kill themselves. as i don't agree with people killing or causing harm on another person in anyway, isn't that what the other people are doing to some of these individuals? Of psychiatric help can be the answer, but some of these people are forced out of society or are pushed to go off themselves into a forest. I remember one day seeing this lady at the station screaming and yelling at random people at the station entrance and everyone was laughing at her and pointing and antagonising her. I went into a conbini and bought a cake for her (just a slice) and walked up to her and offered it to her and asked her if she liked 'okashi' in Japanese and that everything will be ok. She completely calmed down for about 3 minutes and spoke to me as a human being. for some reason a lot of these people have faults and problems, like everyone else, and for some reason, they can't quite function in their structured society. should the government just exterminate these people?? Do they not deserve a chance to live and function in society because their colleagues don't like them for whatever reason and they get bullied?

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Its sad that people are at a point where they are breaking. They are killing love ones, total stranger and can't figure out why. Live is more of a struggle for those with problems and those with out. This is a cruel world we live in now!

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Metal illness plus side effects of growing up in a nanny state.

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@Kobe White Bar Owner "Mental illness plus side effects of growing up in a nanny state." nanny state, definitely puts in a new perspective...good point! BTW throw in repudiation, compulsory acquiescence, and extreme bowdlerization.

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@kobewhitebarowner A nanny state where everyone is babied and given too much attention? Just a few posters above, @billyhelper33 stated authoritatively that the country ignores and alienates everyone,

Gosh, you experts need to get together and settle this discrepancy, otherwise he rest of us won't know what to think...

Looking forward to your next pronouncement.

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