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Woman stabbed at Yokohama music arena

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A woman in her 40s was stabbed in the stomach at a music arena in Yokohama on Thursday.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 5:40 p.m. at K-Arena Yokohama in Nishi Ward, where the woman had been attending an event that started at 2 p.m., Kyodo News reported.

The woman was stabbed but wasn't aware of it until she felt pain as she was leaving the arena and saw a knife sticking into her stomach, police said. An employee called 119.

The woman was taken to hospital and was in a stable condition on Friday, police said.

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That is awful and worse because it seems random in an otherwise safe area.

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I've never been stabbed, but wouldn't you feel something if somebody stabs you in the stomach??

The woman was stabbed but wasn't aware of it until she felt pain as she was leaving the arena and saw a knife sticking into her stomach

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The woman was stabbed but wasn't aware of it until she felt pain as she was leaving the arena and saw a knife sticking into her stomach, police said.

Must have been terrifying for the victim to discover herself in that situation, the criminal probably made use of the crowd to stab her without being easily identified.

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That is plain and simple so awful. The attacker is a psycho who needs to be found before he does it again.

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Unfortunately, Japan is not as safe as it once was. Prayers for a speedy recovery for this lady.

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timeon...

I've never been stabbed, but wouldn't you feel something if somebody stabs you in the stomach??

My thoughts too. I was stabbed in the side between the ribs. I knew straight away...... I always hate it when people say they have a stabbing pain. They really don't.

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Which makes me wonder if this is another "self inflicted" wound?

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wouldn't you feel something if somebody stabs you in the stomach??

Eventually, but it can be surprising how long it may take for people to react against something that they were not expecting. Some people can have even bone fractures and fail to feel pain for a few moments.

Which makes me wonder if this is another "self inflicted" wound?

Why would the victim pretend not to feel the stab until she got out of the arena? If the wound was self inflicted it would much easier to just scream in pain in the middle of the crowd the moment she did it.

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wouldn't you feel something if somebody stabs you in the stomach??

I was badly cut with a razor in the abdomen and didn't notice until I saw all the blood. I wonder it was actually a knife, because hard to imagine not noticing that, especially if it was left stuck there.

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Why would the victim pretend not to feel the stab until she got out of the arena? If the wound was self inflicted it would much easier to just scream in pain in the middle of the crowd the moment she did it.

If you needed the "imaginary" attacker to have time to get away.

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There is no statement she was walking around with a knife in her with no pain. The stabbing could have happened as she was felt the pain and looked down.

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If you needed the "imaginary" attacker to have time to get away.

Why would anybody need time if it was inside a crowd? that gives enough opportunity, specially because it would be impossible for anybody to actually catch the supposed stabber, "he" would get away no matter what.

On the other hand it is much simpler to think bare moments happened between the stabbing and she realizing it, it is hardly unheard.

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@ justasking

Unfortunately, Japan is not as safe as it once was. Prayers for a speedy recovery for this lady.

Why does anybody voicing this opinion here at Japan Today always get voted down when it is plainly a fact? I've lived in Japan for twenty years and is undoubtedly less safe that it was when I first arrived. I'm afraid anyone who says otherwise is in denial.

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Victim blaming is par for the course, but this must be the first time I see "she did it to herself" taken literally.

there have been at least 3 cases on JT in the past few years.

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Geoff GillespieNov. 24  10:37 pm JST

justasking

Unfortunately, Japan is not as safe as it once was. Prayers for a speedy recovery for this lady.

Why does anybody voicing this opinion here at Japan Today always get voted down when it is plainly a fact? I've lived in Japan for twenty years and is undoubtedly less safe that it was when I first arrived. I'm afraid anyone who says otherwise is in denial.

I have lived in Japan longer than you and I can tell you what I am reading in the paper and what I have been seeing with my own eyes it just not as safe as it once was. Now with that said, I still feel safer here than in my own country N. America that is for sure, but there is more break in and robberies happening, random cars hitting people and the list goes on that just did not happen and or very rarely before. A lot of that has to do with my opinion there are not 2 or 3 families living with one another anymore and where if someone did do a crime bringing shame on the rest. Also, no secrets in the old Japan and now so many, that is good and bad.

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Why does anybody voicing this opinion here at Japan Today always get voted down when it is plainly a fact?

I have been here longer than you as well, and I can't say I have seen a change one way or the other. There has always been crime in Japan, like anywhere else, but I would say it was and is still safer than most countries of the world. That said, with the economic situation creating stress and desperation, I would expect crime to increase.

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timeonNov. 24  04:59 pm JST

I've never been stabbed, but wouldn't you feel something if somebody stabs you in the stomach??

The woman was stabbed but wasn't aware of it until she felt pain as she was leaving the arena and saw a knife sticking into her stomach

They need better security. Every time I've been to an event in a large arena, in/outdoor I've had to empty my po8ckets, go through a metal detector and get scanned. Everyone does. Keys are OK of course but you put them in the pot. As for my very small Swiss Army knife, forget it. Verboten. They won't even allow noise makers (don't even think about bringing that vuvuzela in there!). That goes for football games, hockey games, concerts, etc.

That's to ensure everyone has a safe and fun time, as it should be.

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@Mrkipling

Because of 3 cases you just make an assumption. That is not worth even mentioning and is just a factless statement.

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Albert....

I'm not stating anything, it's just very odd that someone "didn't notice" they were stabbed. And as I pointed out, it is not that uncommon for self injury to be claimed as an assault....

Keep following this story.

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Remind me to always wear my heavy coat when we go out.

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I'm not stating anything, it's just very odd that someone "didn't notice" they were stabbed. And as I pointed out, it is not that uncommon for self injury to be claimed as an assault....

The argument is that both things are unusual but hardly unheard of, so focusing on one as if perfectly common while dismissing the other as impossible makes no sense. For this specific case one of these two highly unusual scenarios appears to be the case (self-inflicted).

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