A 64-year-old man from Showa in Yamanashi Prefecture has been arrested for the murder of his wife and daughter.
According to police, Kazuhide Yamasaka made an emergency call at around 10 a.m. on Sunday, reporting the two deaths. Police arrived at his home to find the bodies of his 51-year-old wife and 24-year-old daughter, Fuji TV reported. According to the coroner, the pair had been stabbed to death with a knife several hours earlier.
During police questioning, Yamasaka was quoted as saying he stabbed them, although investigators say his motive is currently unclear.