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20-year-old woman stabbed to death in Niigata

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No coincidence these crimes have been reported with increasing frequency in Japan.

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Am fairly familiar with the area around Niigata Station. If this happened on the 2nd floor of a building with a bar on the 4th floor, it is fairly likely the entire building, including the 2nd floor, was occupied by similar establishments. Bars, nomiyas, snacks, etc.

I know we are never supposed to speculate, but given that it was a Friday nite and this was the location of the incident, one can clearly begin to imagine the likely scenarios that resulted in this horrible crime.

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9pm. Still early.

But that's irrelevant. Poor, poor woman. Still in her 20s, making her way in life, and then a vicious cowardly man, armed with a knife, decided to kill her in a most brutal way. I hope he is caught soon, is locked up until he dies alone and uncomforted after a long and painful dying.

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It is extremely tragic that something like this happened to the young woman who had her whole life ahead of her. Hopefully they will catch the subject and the subject will be executed.

It is a shock that this kind of thing could ever occur in Japan. It is understood that Japan is one of the safest countries in the world which would mean the probability of becoming a victim of street crime is low. It is understood that Japan all the way from Naha City, Okinawa to Wakkanai City, Hokkaido along with the rest of East Asia (eg all of Mainland China from Beijing to Urumqi) does not have urban blight/no go areas to the same extent if at all like many western countries. Again a real shock.

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Oh dear, oh terrible. I know the area around there - can see the group of buildings in my head - haven't been in those as I prefer the craft beer place near the station.

What was someone doing carrying

a knife at that time?

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“It is a shock that this kind of thing could ever occur in Japan”

Oh pleez! Anyone who’s spent any reasonable amount of time here can easily see through the self deception implicit in such a statement. Japan is absolutely no slouch when it comes to crimes of wanton and callous brutality. Misanthropes abound here and their impact is felt in myriad ways. Hypnotised and narcotised by bread and circuses deception, consoling themselves that they live in the best of all possible ‘safety country’ worlds, there’s a pronounced tendency to shirankao out of existence all the spiky bits that keep bobbing up again and again and again.

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Sadly, this is how some men deal with rejection. Now you're going to spend the rest of your life in jail stupid once they catch you, instead of downloading Tinder and swiping right and left.

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How do any of you know it was a man who did it?

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Poor girl, poor family. Rest in peace.

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No coincidence these crimes have been reported with increasing frequency in Japan.

No coincidence to what? What are you saying that increased frequency in reporting of these is not coincidental but rather has a direct relation to? You left that part out of your statement.

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Japan is absolutely no slouch when it comes to crimes of wanton and callous brutality.

I'd argue that it is, though your use of ambiguous words makes it difficult.

If you consider a 'slouch' to be one who doesn't pull their weight (literally what slouching is), it means that in regards to the thing being compared, the one being spoken of does not pull their weight in regards to others with whom you are comparing. As Japan is one of the safest countries in the world, with significantly less murders than most countries, I'd argue they aren't pulling their weight in regards to murder (as weird a thing that is to say), or in other words they actually are slouching when it comes to crimes of wanton and callous brutality.

If you can show otherwise though, I'm open to it. No one ever does though.

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sensei258:

Sadly, this is how some men deal with rejection.

You seem to know more about the incident than the article writer, so please tell us the story.

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SpeedToday  01:25 pm JST

“How do any of you know it was a man who did it?”

There were witnesses but it might have been possible that it was a woman in disguise. However, the police have now released the name and photo of a 25-year-old man who they put on the nationwide wanted list for this murder.

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We know females, even juveniles commit serious crimes but the chances of a female in this crime is far less than it turning out to be a male. The area of the stabbing would probably suggest a smaller height person. Left handed or right handed? Did any blood splatter onto their clothing. What happened to the knife?

Such a tragic crime and terrible for her family and friends. Life lost so young.

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That is a very clear picture of the suspect which the police have released...

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I think this killer’s mother is guilty. She first contacted police that he had threatened he girl and asked for help. She then found him and when the police contacted her and requested to talk with him, she refused saying it might set him off!

Then what do you know, he goes and stabs the poor girl. What the hell was the mother thinking? She should be held complicity and be treated as a conspirator for this girls death.

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when the police contacted her and requested to talk with him, she refused saying it might set him off!

Do the police need a woman's permission to talk to a grown man?

If what you say is true - that the mother was so worried about her son's reaction that she was afraid to cooperate with the police - this immediately indicates an abusive relationship that she has been on the receiving end of. The police should have acted on that.

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I cannot understand why some people interpret "low crime rate" as meaning there is no crime in Japan. Low is a relative term. Japan is one of a number of relatively low crime rate countries. Britain is a low crime rate country relative to the US especially in terms of gun crime. That does not mean there is no gun crime in Britain. Norway is a low crime rate country but it has also had horiffic mass shootings.

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Henny Penny:

I cannot understand why some people interpret "low crime rate" as meaning there is no crime in Japan.

Seems to be a knee-jerk reflex to me. The moment any crime is reported, a certain group of commentators gets triggered into writing messages bashing Japan. Similar to the pathological obsession with a certain orange politician.

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