A woman in her 20s was stabbed in the stomach by a man as she walked home in Chiba on Monday morning.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 12:30 a.m. as the woman walked along a sidewalk in Inage Ward. The woman, who was able to call 110 after the attack, said the man, whom she did not know, approached her from the front and suddenly stabbed her.
Police said the woman was taken to hospital where doctors said her wound will require about two weeks to heal.
The assailant is described as being about 170 cms tall, of medium build and was wearing a cap.
Police said they are examining street surveillance camera footage to try and identify the man.© Japan Today