Mass stabbing in Japan - 2 victims dead.

A very unusual incident in a country well known for its high levels of public safety. TV news saying perp was a middle-aged male.

'A man wielding two knives has attacked 16 people in a terrifying attack near Tokyo that left a young schoolgirl, another man and the suspect dead. Emergency services were called to the horrific scene just before 8am today to reports multiple people, waiting at a busy bus stop in Kawasaki City in the south of Tokyo, had been stabbed. Paramedics treated 13 wounded primary school girls with adults making up the rest of the injured.

'One schoolgirl has tragically died from her stab wounds and a 39-year-old man died after being rushed to hospital. Four other people are seriously injured and in intensive care in hospital.'


School kids, adults stabbed in park
 
A very unusual incident in a country well known for its high levels of public safety. TV news saying perp was a middle-aged male.

'A man wielding two knives has attacked 16 people in a terrifying attack near Tokyo that left a young schoolgirl, another man and the suspect dead. Emergency services were called to the horrific scene just before 8am today to reports multiple people, waiting at a busy bus stop in Kawasaki City in the south of Tokyo, had been stabbed. Paramedics treated 13 wounded primary school girls with adults making up the rest of the injured.

'One schoolgirl has tragically died from her stab wounds and a 39-year-old man died after being rushed to hospital. Four other people are seriously injured and in intensive care in hospital.'

School kids, adults stabbed in park
An awful attack on many kids. RIP.
 

Arte_et_Marte

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A very unusual incident in a country well known for its high levels of public safety...
The Japanese authorities have executed 45 people since 2010. Murder is a capital offence and dealt with by way of hanging.

Probably what stabby bloke is looking at.

Not disagreeing with your statement, just highlighting that it's not all sweet and nice.
 

hotel_california

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The Japanese authorities have executed 45 people since 2010. Murder is a capital offence and dealt with by way of hanging.

Probably what stabby bloke is looking at.

Not disagreeing with your statement, just highlighting that it's not all sweet and nice.
The BBC announced that the perp. stabbed himself to death.
 
There hasn't been a death cult causing havoc there for a while, shame it had to kick off again

I imagine their response will be rather robust
 
The Japanese authorities have executed 45 people since 2010. Murder is a capital offence and dealt with by way of hanging.

Probably what stabby bloke is looking at.

Not disagreeing with your statement, just highlighting that it's not all sweet and nice.
Hmm.
I wonder why the media in the UK haven't made a fuss in the same manner they do when someone gets executed in the US.
No agenda there surely...
 
There hasn't been a death cult causing havoc there for a while, shame it had to kick off again

I imagine their response will be rather robust
against the dead (alleged) perpetrator?
 

Arte_et_Marte

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Just read the OP's link again. One paragraph stares he died at the scene, another stated a 50 year old man was arrested.

I'm giving up with that link.
 
Just read the OP's link again. One paragraph stares he died at the scene, another stated a 50 year old man was arrested.

I'm giving up with that link.
Just 'cos he's dead doesn't mean he can't be arrested? I suspect he may not give a statement
 
"A suspect, a man in his 50s, stabbed himself in the neck after his rampage and later died in hospital. " "He was apprehended by police and later died in hospital from injuries. " This is currently online in the linked article.

Presumably the BBC have edited the article to actually make sense now, after having a garbled version online earlier. High quality National broadcasters . . .
 
Why do you think that Japan has a 99% conviction rate :D
... Additionally for the offence of being dead, you are found guilty....
 
In the Japanese media, initial reports multiple casualties are often understated because a fatality can only be reported if the victim has been declared 'life extinct'
This can be as straightforward as a doctor declaring the victim dead but it has to happen before being reported as a death.
Here are further reports on the Japanese world service;

Kawasaki City officials say they were told by relatives of the attacker in Tuesday's mass stabbing that he had long been jobless and reclusive.

Ryuichi Iwasaki, a 51-year-old resident of the city, stabbed 17 elementary school children and two adults on a road there, killing an 11-year-old girl and a Foreign Ministry official. He injured 17 people, some seriously, then stabbed himself and died.

The officials told reporters on Wednesday that Iwasaki was living with his aunt and uncle, both in their 80s.

The officials said other relatives of Iwasaki had sought advice from a municipal office, as the couple required caregiver visits to their home and had hardly any contact with him there.

The officials said staff from the municipal office met the couple eight times and talked by phone with them six times between November 2017 and this January.


And some details of the victims.
Details are coming to light about the two victims who were fatally stabbed in Kawasaki City, near Tokyo, on Tuesday morning.
One of them, Hanako Kuribayashi, was a sixth-grade elementary school student from Tokyo, aged 11.

A neighbour said Hanako was a charming girl who told her about various things when they met. She said she was shocked to hear the news.

The neighbor also said she exchanged greetings with the girl's parents almost every day. She said she cannot imagine how they must be feeling.

The other victim is Satoshi Oyama, a 39-year-old official with the Japanese Foreign Ministry. He was one of about 10 Burmese language specialists at the ministry.

Oyama studied Burmese at university. He joined the ministry in 2004, and worked for a time at the Japanese Embassy in Myanmar.

When Aung San Suu Kyi visited Japan in 2013, Oyama accompanied her to Kyoto. The same year, he interpreted for then-foreign minister Fumio Kishida when he met the foreign minister of Myanmar on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting in New York.


There are reports that the adult (above) killed was the father of one of the children attacked.
 
Amazing police if they can resurrect someone just to arrest them
A clear-up is a clear-up. It's just another facet of policing. Like dragging a dead body across the road onto the adjoining division's ground so it figures in their crime stats.
 
A single 51yr old bloke? I bet his, and most Jap blokes unhealthy obsession with schoolgirls probably got the better of him
 

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