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Woman fatally stabbed on train platform; suspect jumps to his death in front of train

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An 18-year-old woman was fatally stabbed in a waiting room on a platform at a train station in Nagoya on Saturday night, police said Sunday, adding that a 29-year-old man suspected of stabbing her apparently killed himself by jumping from the platform into the path of an oncoming train.

The woman was found at around 8 p.m. Saturday, collapsed on a bench in the waiting room on the platform at Motokasadera Station on the Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line, Kyodo News reported. A knife was stuck in her chest, police said. Minutes before she was found, a man jumped from the same platform and was hit by a train.

Police said the man was killed instantly. The woman, Tsukine Kawamura, was taken to hospital where she died about 2 1/2 hours later from three stab wounds to her body.

Police said the suspect, Takuya Minami, lived near the victim and that they had been in a relationship. They said that Kawamura had told friends she had ended their relationship but Minami was trying to get back together with her.

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Another love story with a tragic end. Broken hearts all around...

-12 ( +9 / -21 )

No not a love story between 18 and 29. It's called stalking and so desperate.

10 ( +24 / -14 )

Another jilted lover murder and suicide. It seems many Japanese have a very fickle hold on their emotions.

-11 ( +17 / -28 )

Too many attacks with knives these days

It is worrying

-6 ( +9 / -15 )

"Love" can kill. It's always been a dangerous mind game.

-2 ( +5 / -7 )

@disillusioned "It seems many Japanese have a very fickle hold on their emotions". It seems many MEN have a very fickle hold on their emotions, as this type of crime is a world-wide phenomenon and always has been.

11 ( +21 / -10 )

This grown man could not face reality and rejection. Full of hate and emotions all of us deal with. This piece of work take a young person life and destroys another (the Traindriver).

12 ( +14 / -2 )

Sorry for the girl, not so much for the loser "boyfriend."

11 ( +14 / -3 )

There’s not only a lower childbirth rate, but obviously also a lower potential parent’s rate to observe.

-2 ( +5 / -7 )

It was not love, it was hate.

It was not a "poor guy", it was a murderer.

Please stop the whitening of a killer. Not much info has been given so let's stay to the facts.

And don't mistake love for this. That was a case of hate. "If you don't belong to me, you die". If anyone has sympathy for that man.... Then I recommend to think about it....

14 ( +19 / -5 )

There’s not only a lower childbirth rate, but obviously also a lower potential parent’s rate to observe.

What does this have to do with the crime being reported in the article?

8 ( +9 / -1 )

darknutsToday  07:07 am JST

Another love story with a tragic end. Broken hearts all around...

It's a horror story not a love story. He was a murderer and a coward because he killed someone then ended his own life rather than face judgement. Broken hearts? Seriously? She was murdered and he put a knife in her heart. This isn't a tragedy. It's an atrocity.

13 ( +14 / -1 )

Sick moron coward. RIP young lady.

7 ( +9 / -2 )

It’s not only Japan, true. But the chances of it happening here are so much higher. So long as denial holds sway, nothing will change.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

@oyatoi "It’s not only Japan, true. But the chances of it happening here are so much higher." Do you have the stats to back that up?

1 ( +6 / -5 )

Yet another "I love you, therefore I must KILL you" story.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Love has two definitions after reading in the dictionary : one is about willing to bring good to a person by identifying with him/her, the other is an attraction to a person with passion often based on sexual instincts and implying various behaviors.

In Japan no doubt the second meaning is way more common than loving empathy.

I believe that comes from the religion background culturally.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Another loser doing it wrong.

Jump in front of the train, FIRST.

Then attempt to stab others.

Rot in hell, punk.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

I believe that comes from the religion background culturally.

Couldnt agree more.

Christianity is not popular in Japan, symbols are often used as a fashion trend or misinterpreted to one’s liking, that couldn’t effect positively on a society’s spiritual health.

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

Another love story with a tragic end.

This is hardly a "tragic love story". It is the story of a sick and violent "man" who was a selfish jerk. Lived and died a loser.

Rest in Peace to the innocent young girl. I hope the train driver can recover from the horrible trauma.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Poor young woman. Cut down before she could really even start her adult life.. RIP.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

A knife was stuck in her chest! How Graphic and horrific! Perhaps this was a grown man taking advantage or a young naive 18 year old women who finally came to her senses to get rid of what she perceived was a serial idiot and a problem that she couldn't shake.

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MilesTegApr. 10  12:05 pm JST

darknutsToday  07:07 am JST

Another love story with a tragic end. Broken hearts all around...

It's a horror story not a love story. He was a murderer and a coward because he killed someone then ended his own life rather than face judgement. Broken hearts? Seriously? She was murdered and he put a knife in her heart. This isn't a tragedy. It's an atrocity.

Obsessive for sure. 'If I can't have you, nobody will!'. Just an egotistical jerk who couldn't take 'no' for an answer. He was looking for someone to control, not a relationship. And that fool couldn't face justice and own up to it like a man because he wasn't one.

Soap opera material, sad that's true to life.

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