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Woman dies after being stabbed in back in apartment

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Is it just me, or does Japan seem more crime-ridden now compared to 10 or 20 years ago?

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Is it just me, or does Japan seem more crime-ridden now compared to 10 or 20 years ago?

It's just you.

( ;-) People always ask that, across countries and decades, but the stats don't hold up.)

The 90s were crazy. Miyazaki, the creepy serial child killer was on trial. Aum was killing people in Yokohama, Nagano, Osaka, and Tokyo. The Chief of Police was stabbed. Joji Obara was serially drugging, raping, and occasionally killing his dates. 11 year-old boy's decapitated head left in front of a Kobe school, by a 14 year-old who'd already done a practice run by killing a little 10-year-old girl. (and that's just stuff I remember off the top of my head).

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taj Today  05:41 pm JST

Is it just me, or does Japan seem more crime-ridden now compared to 10 or 20 years ago?

It's just you.

( ;-) People always ask that, across countries and decades, but the stats don't hold up.)

The 90s were crazy. Miyazaki, the creepy serial child killer was on trial. Aum was killing people in Yokohama, Nagano, Osaka, and Tokyo. The Chief of Police was stabbed. Joji Obara was serially drugging, raping, and occasionally killing his dates. 11 year-old boy's decapitated head left in front of a Kobe school, by a 14 year-old who'd already done a practice run by killing a little 10-year-old girl. (and that's just stuff I remember off the top of my head).

Maybe it just seems that way because of the Internet nowadays, and it's just more widely known about now.

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how sad may she rest peace

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Is it just me, or does Japan seem more crime-ridden now compared to 10 or 20 years ago?

Definitely seems more profound than 20 years ago, but I'm guessing that's just down to faster news travel thanks to the Internet.

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So why didn't the landlord pick up the phone himself?

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Might look better if police wore caps color coordinated with their uniforms - white does not.

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@expat. I imagine the landlord and the mailman were there and the landlord yelled out to the other to call the police while he dealt with the discovery. Something like that

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taj: "The 90s were crazy. Miyazaki, the creepy serial child killer was on trial. Aum was killing people in Yokohama, Nagano, Osaka, and Tokyo. The Chief of Police was stabbed. Joji Obara was serially drugging, raping, and occasionally killing his dates. 11 year-old boy's decapitated head left in front of a Kobe school, by a 14 year-old who'd already done a practice run by killing a little 10-year-old girl. (and that's just stuff I remember off the top of my head)."

Well, yes and no. I remember a lot of the stuff you're talking about, too, and that's because it's sensational -- you're comparing the acts of serial killers and terrorist groups to random stabbings, which are most certainly up. I don't remember hearing about so many random stabbings and killings like this, or kids killing parents, mothers murdering children on a near daily basis, and now parents in their 80s stabbing their kids to death because "they said bad things to me".

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You know your getting old when your comparin the decades past :)

Statstically, Japan is way safer now for sure. Definitely safer to be a foreigner.

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It is getting more dangerous out there. These things didn't happen 20 years ago. Stay safe.

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I don’t think crimes have increased.

i think it’s just because information technology have developed.

so we can find lots of things that we couldn’t before including crime.

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Unfortunately stabbings happen every day in Japan. Not really getting why this case in particular is getting so much attention. At least wait to find out whether it really was random.

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Rest In Peace!

seriously it feels that since 1-2 years crime is rising a bit imo.

But it’s no wonder with aging population and no real improvement ahead... people will start getting frustrated.

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When something like this makes the international news, it is an indication of how peaceful Japanese society is overall. Over here, someone getting stabbed or shot, 99 times out of a hundred, doesn't even make the news.

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