17-year-old boy arrested for slashing 15-year-old girl in neck in Nagano

NAGANO —

Police said Friday that they have arrested a 17-year-old male high school student in Nagano for the attempted murder of a female student in Saku, Nagano Prefecture.

The boy was arrested after he allegedly slashed a 15-year-old girl in the neck three times with a fruit knife on Thursday night, Fuji TV reported. The girl was taken to hospital but her life is not in danger, police said.

The boy reportedly called police himself after the incident. He was quoted by police as saying he wanted to kill the girl, but gave no motive, Fuji reported.

The pair were both members of the same after-school club.

Japan Today

  • -6

    Tessa

    Those clubs can be scary!

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    Tom DeMicke

    He will get a slap on the wrist, be told not to do it again, be released to his mommy and when he becomes an adult, will get a good job. No criminal record. That's Japan!

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    Thunderbird2

    What's making these boys turn into psychos?

    He was quoted by police as saying he wanted to kill the girl, but gave no motive,

    Maybe she turned his advances down and he took revenge on her for making him lose face? Who knows... either way, I hope she recovers both physically and mentally.

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    Crazedinjapan

    Reminds me of that incident a few years back when that girl slashed a club members neck at a computer. I spoke too soon in the increased number of suicide versus homicide.

    Another act of senseless crime...morals and ethics lost somewhere in this young lads upbringing about the same time he was punching and hitting his mother on a train/bus or public without disciplinary action taken to him.

    Size 9" I remember it quite clearly ....never did it again !

  • 6

    Tiger_In_The_Hermitage

    There is something wrong with these people, its becoming more frequent that people want to kill for no apparent reason. Either they want to kill themselves or someone else.... its just sick.

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    RJS PRESSROOM

    We readers would like to know what is the motive???

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    badsey3

    This is a club that you should maybe think twice about before joining.

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    southsakai

    Tom DeMickeJAN. 18, 2013 - 04:39PM JST He will get a slap on the wrist, be told not to do it again, be released to his mommy and when he becomes an adult, will get a good job. No criminal record. That's Japan!

    Or maybe he'll grow up to be an adult and repeat this type of thing again with someone else, and it could be much worse next time. These freaks need to be kept out of society for the safety of all decent, honest and hard working people. I think feeding him to hungry lions or an anaconda is the best solution.

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    Fadamor

    You always want to think twice about joining the "Murderers R Us Club". There's no guarantee you won't be some senpai's attempted target rather than accomplice.

    Seriously, what the heck is with all these "I just wanted to kill someone" motives?!

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    cl400

    These poor kids have so much suppressed emotion and no where to vent it in a society which frowns upon people speaking up and voicing there true opinions and feelings about things. It seems to draw some attention to them self they hurt themselves or someone else. I hope he does reveal his motive to help us further understand his actions and possibly to help others see if his behavior prior to the incident indicated in anyway he was a bubble about to burst.

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    tmtmsnb

    If a lion or a wild dog or an ape has hands as dexterous as human hands, and if each having a fruit knife in one of its hands, then these beasts will do exactly the same as these kids do---kill for no apparent reasons. Nobody pays attention to a beast kills its kind, but a kid does it to a fellow human kid becomes news and got printed. That's because a beast has no prefrontal cortex, therefore does what it does, while a kid is supposed to have it, therefore should not have done it. Alas, most modern kids receive media bombardment beginning at age 3 or 4, has prefrontal cortex damaged or destroyed, and grows up having a beast mentality. Wife pregnant? Planning for a baby? Study effect of prefrontal cortex upon man.

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    AkariYoshida

    It might not just be one reason but many. This child might have had many things happen to him or a hard living environment that caused him to have pent up stress that escalated into an outburst.

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    TrevorPeace2

    So, where's the traditional Japanese apology?

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    ChibaChick

    Im not a psychologist, but all this recent "I just wanted to kill someone" thing just smacks of pent up stress to me. Call me crazy but Ive noticed more and more in recent years, particularly since the quake, people walking round looking really peed off and angry. You can just feel the vibes coming off these people.More than once me and the kids have been targets for peoples pent up stress (we stand out around here I guess). I just smile back and say "rough day?" and that usually dissipates the tension, but it is feeling kind of scary out there. Years go I was rarely involved in a confrontational situation. These days it is getting more and more common. Or maybe its just me??!

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    Marilita Fabie-Fujisawa

    Simply no motive, just severe sign of mental illness undiagnosed.....like always.

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    tmtmsnb

    With curtains drawn, the hazy TV screen in the child's dimly lighted room becomes life itself. Where the child will kill, or get killed. His brain has two choices: develop a wholesome prefrontal cortex to be a social being, or without one to be an antagonistic kind for survival and self protection.

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    titaniumdioxide

    Ouch!

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    realdoll

    Japan needs to pass a law enacting "knife control"...

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    cramp

    Simply no motive, just severe sign of mental illness undiagnosed.....like always.

    enough with that excuse already, everyone is using that as a free ticket to hurt someone else

    he's not giving a motive coz its too embarrasing and stupid, its obviously a targeted attack

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