Police in Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture, on Monday arrested a 43-year-old woman on a charge of attempted murder after she tried to strangle her 31-year-old husband to death, claiming he didn't give her anything for White Day on Saturday.
According to police, the woman, identified as Mie Nishiyama, started to strangle her sleeping husband with a necktie at around 12:35 a.m. Monday, Sports Nippon reported. The man woke up and subdued his wife, before calling police.
Nishiyama, who manages a beauty salon, was quoted by police as saying she got mad at her husband because he didn't give her chocolates or any other gift on White Day, which is when men traditionally give gifts to women in return for chocolates they received on Valentine's day.
Police said Nishiyama told them she had been drinking alcohol before the incident and that she had no intent to kill her husband, who suffered only light injuries.© Japan Today