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Yokohama man fatally stabs ex-wife’s boyfriend

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Police in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, said Monday they have arrested a 32-year-old man on suspicion of fatally stabbing his former wife’s boyfriend.

The crime was revealed after the suspect, identified as Chikara Takeshita, a construction worker, called police at around 1 p.m. on Sunday, saying he had stabbed and killed a man, Fuji TV reported.

Upon arrival at the crime scene, the parking lot of an apartment building in Yokohama’s Seya ward, police found a man bleeding from multiple stab wounds. Takeshita, also present at the scene, was arrested on the spot.

The victim, identified as Jun Nakanishi, 33, was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead soon after arrival.

According to police, Nakanishi was the partner of Takeshita’s former wife and was living with her and her son at the apartment building where the crime occurred.

Takeshita was quoted by police as saying he was infuriated after he heard that Nakanishi had attempted to hit his child.

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Oh, geez! So, some guy who is dating his ex-wife, attempted to hit his son and the suspect decides to stab him and kill him. To protect his son?? Now what?? How is he going to protect his son and be a father to him when he is in prison?!?! He is such an idiot and both he, his son and his ex-wife will pay a price for it, not to mention the victim paying the ultimate price.

I just really hope that the story of the victim attempting to hit the child was not a falsehood told by someone involved in this.

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And 'her' son? Therein lays the problem. Ex-husbands become ex-fathers in Japan and most often are given no access to their kids what-so-ever (myself included), but are still expected to pay extortion rates for child support based on whatever 'she' says he must pay. It's not difficult to imagine why some of these men just snap. Japan really needs to address the issue of joint custody and child support. It would go a long way to preventing these kinds of incidents.

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@Disillusioned, your talking my language & experience .

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Ex-husbands become ex-fathers in Japan and most often are given no access to their kids what-so-ever

This is true in many cases. But many husbands ignore their children after the divorce/separation. Take my step-daughter as an example. She had a son and a daughter when she finally left her abusive husband. The guy ignores the daughter completely, while lavishing attention on his son. He once took the son on a three day stay at Disney. What did the daughter get? ... Some Disney stickers, and those only because the boy made him do it.

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"Takeshita... was infuriated after... Nakanishi had ATTEMPTED to hit his child"

How did Takeshita find out?

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Agree with Disillusioned, though methinks there's more to it than just custody problems (and we don't know what their agreement was for sure). I'm thinking it's just classic rage over the ex., and I'll take a guess as well that it was she who left him, or at least more on her part, shacking up with a new man, and the son is the excuse. It may well be true that the guy tried to hit their son -- that also happens far too often with the live-in boyfriend, but again I think if true it was just the straw that broke the camel's back, or the justification for the man to do what he did.

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Afterward, when that same daughter got a boyfriend, we made it very clear to him how much the two kids meant to us. After that. the one time he smacked her son, we called the police. He never touched the kids again Thank God he's out of the picture now.

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But then again, for all we know, the wife divorced her husband because he was a violent, murderous jerk. This guy could very well have been thinking, "The only person who'll beat my son is me," as he stabbed this woman's boyfriend to death.

The guy could have more easily just been mentally unhinged. It's a bit presumptuous to assume that this violence all stemmed from rage over admittedly unfair Japanese post-divorce child custody laws, no matter how unfair those laws actually are.

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It seems that Japanese victims never actually "die" at the crime scene...

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@Disillusioned

You are wrong. Child support is based on the previous year's salary. It is a chart. The thing wrong about it is that it does not take into consideration the spouse paying might have debts such as a big mortgage, and actually cannot afford to pay the listed amount without losing his/her home to the banks.

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Meanwhile, back in the real world...

The child was being ABUSED, the "partner" is DEAD, and the ex-husband is on a MURDER CHARGE. But the woman is a TOTALLY INNOCENT VICTIM in all this.

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It's called IRONY. Because telling the truth would be SLANDER!!!

But of course one would need a BRAIN to unpack the subtext. Which you quite obviously lack...

Keep trolling, loser!! :-)

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Keep trolling, loser!! :-)

Moderator: You can have 24 hours off from posting to learn some manners. During this time, please refamiliarize yourself with the rules of the discussion board.

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John-San - "[@Strangerland] your use of attacking commentaries on this forum to try and belittle any commentator you do not agree with very, is much akin to online bullying"

Repeat and share...

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RE: @DisillusionedJan. 04, 2016 - 03:57PM JST "Therein lays the problem. Ex-husbands become ex-fathers in Japan and most often are given no access to their kids what-so-ever (myself included), but are still expected to pay extortion rates for child support based on whatever 'she' says he must pay. It's not difficult to imagine why some of these men just snap. Japan really needs to address the issue of joint custody and child support. It would go a long way to preventing these kinds of incidents."

What a story, but if Japanese fathers really paid support, there wouldn't be so many kids doing without and struggling because their worthless fathers can't support them. I have heard from many single moms of Japanese fathers who dont' pay or even offer a yen to support the offspring and take responsibility but instead depend on the gov support system to do that job for them. I would know as I have raised two fine kids without them ever receiving a single yen much less a phone call, and there are many of these deadbeats out there.

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Dunno, the dude was a child abuser according to the report. This is case were dual custody of a child might have saved this man.

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I guess it's not hard to imagine why the wife divorced him in the first place.

I would be sympathetic if he had lost control after confronted the other man with the allegations and punched him to death, but the fact he brought a knife suggests that he planned to murder the man in spite of anything that would have been said or done. A real danger to society.

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Not to defend the dude with the knife, but had he not done killed that dude, we likely would have read an article about a live-in boyfriend getting arrested for abusing his girlfriend's child(ren).

And yes, child support / alimony is all whack in Japan.

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It's not difficult to imagine why some of these men just snap. Japan really needs to address the issue of joint custody and child support. It would go a long way to preventing these kinds of incidents.

wtf?!?! you mean this can excuse the guy for murder? are you kidding me? what kind of warped world do you live in? AND, there is no mention of any financial difficulty. you are just projecting your "sad" state of affairs onto this incident. smh...

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There have been cases of boyfriends killing his girlfriend's kids. We don't know anything other than that which was posted. So all we can do is speculate. In any case sad ending indeed. I truly hope the claim was real and not ,made up by the kid, since kids do lie, especially if they miss dad and/or want attention.

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I don't know about the child abuse, but I do enjoy how Disillusioned turns it into a "men are the victims, poor men" diatribe coupled with a tacit understanding of the need for stabbing people on occasion. Gosh, if only poor victimized men were treated more fairly by life and society! Having almost everything isn't enough. We men have to have MORE than everything. Or else we snap and stab.

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So in reality it was the murdered man son and the killer claim him as his own son since he became king of the hill. wow!

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