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Woman fatally stabbed by boyfriend on street in Osaka Prefecture


Police in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, have arrested a 23-year-old man on suspicion of killing his girlfriend.

According to police, Kojiro Yamamoto is accused of stabbing the woman, who was in her 20s, at around 10:40 p.m. Friday after they got into an argument as they walked along a street, Kyodo News reported. A passerby called 110.

Yamamoto, who is a university student, remained at the scene and was arrested when police arrived.

The woman, who was stabbed several times in the chest and stomach, was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

Police said Yamamoto has been vague about his motive.

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He’s a pathetic looser, that’s his motive.

Being that he was carrying a knife, he obviously planned to do this.

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Walking around carrying a knife? This woman was in danger the moment she met this POS. Throw him in jail and throw away the key.

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Police said Yamamoto has been vague about his motive.

Dork. What was the argument about? Him being a complete loser?

Good job, Kojiro. Have fun with your new boyfriend in jail.

4 ( +8 / -4 )

Yamamoto had a short fuse but, if convicted, perhaps a long sentence.

10 ( +10 / -0 )

Girls being more independent but boys still with the mindset of pre-war Japan in where girls were more obidient.

No, you're painting all Japanese men with one brush.

This is a problem with boys all over the world. Tiny little boys who lash out with violence when they don't get what they want.

9 ( +15 / -6 )

Second murder case in my home of Sakai this week, crazy.

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How is it that Yamamoto happened to be carrying a knife on a date with his girlfriend? Looks like a premeditated murder.

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I'm guessing he brought the knife because he knew she was going to break up with him, or had already broken up and he convinced her to talk. about it. (So he could kill her.)

"If I can't have you...blah blah derpity derp."

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23 year old "student" who carries a knife around. Clearly a winner

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First time a man ,raise his hand at a woman,the woman should run, because it will not be the last time,he do it

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As soon as you saw "Osaka Prefecture" in the title you had to know it was Sakai.

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So he was anticipating having an argument with his GF and thought to prepare himself by bringing a knife with him? That’s cold premeditated stuff. Poor girl.

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If you carry a knife, you are prepared to kill someone or be killed. Societies around the world are more and more getting quite stabby. He was not a normal guy to begin with, if he was carrying a knife.

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