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Some got killed today here in Oki?

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Loved living in Oki 2
Casey 2
sToO 3
Randy 1
Victoria 2

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Randy --- 10 years ago -

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Casey --- 10 years ago -

me either. i heard someone tried to commit suicide this week.. nothing about someone actually dieing though. 

sToO --- 10 years ago -

Around 10:30am today there was a man screaming at an apartment building in the Yogi section of Okinawa City. When police arrived they found the man had been stabbed (the news is not clear about the stabbing or a beating or other bodily harm) and he was dead (or died soon afterwards).
The nearby elementary school was evacuated as a precaution, since the police are still looking for the person(s) who did this. Patrols have been increased in the area.
The man was 55 years old, on TV it looked like a very new apartment building, bright pink!
And lots of blood on the stairs.

Also this week was a random stabbing in Naha City, on the sidewalk at San-A main place. That suspect stabbed a man with a 17cm knife and then walked to the nearby police station (koban) and turned himself in. 

Victoria --- 10 years ago -

Knives seem to be the weapon of choice around here. Of all the things I hear, it is always someone getting stabbed. 

Loved living in Oki --- 10 years ago -

I don't think it's legal to have handguns in Japan. You may be allowed to have a shotgun but that seems like it would easily arouse suspicion if you walk around with one. lol 

Victoria --- 10 years ago -

I don't think it's legal to have handguns in Japan. You may be allowed to have a shotgun but that seems like it would easily arouse suspicion if you walk around with one. lol


I thought you couldnt have knives either. Or is that just for SOFA? I thought I rem something about knives having to be super short to not be considered illegal. It kind of went in one ear and out the other though. Im not one to run around shanking people, so it didnt apply. lol 

Loved living in Oki --- 10 years ago -

I thought you couldnt have knives either. Or is that just for SOFA? I thought I rem something about knives having to be super short to not be considered illegal. It kind of went in one ear and out the other though. Im not one to run around shanking people, so it didnt apply. lolĀ 

But a knife would be pretty easy to hide if you did decide to go shank someone. Plus, you could use your every day cooking knives to do it. Not that I thought about it or anything. 

sToO --- 10 years ago -

It had been reported in the news this morning (Saturday June 25) that last night police found two more people dead in Okinawa City.
They were in an older apt/home; both in their early 60's. One was stabbed to death and the other was found hanged by the neck.
These 2 were friends with the 55yo man that was killed yesterday.
No additional information is available as police are still investigating all 3 deaths, however they believe there may be a connection ( typical Jcop talk).

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Casey --- 10 years ago -

decorative or hunting type knives have lots of limits. however, kitchen knives do not. the guy who turned himself in did it with a kitchen knife. 

sToO --- 10 years ago -

Jcops now report that thesel 3 deaths are connected, all 3 men were friends which had monetary "issues/problems". The one man killed the other 2 and then committed suicide by hanging.

Okinawa is ranked 2nd in all of Japan's 47 prefectures for homicide (based on number of deaths as a ratio to the total population); Osaka , not Tokyo, ranks #1.

The murder rate in Japan is very low; some experts cite strict gun laws as one reason. Many of the murders are committed using knives or from beatings. The knife laws have been updated/changed many times in an effort to help prevent crimes and murders.

On the other hand, the suicide rate in Japan remains extremely high (around 100 per day / one every 15 minutes). This rate is expected to jump this year due to the Tohoku Great Earthquake & Tsunami in March. Already, officials have noted more suicides; especially in the disaster areas and mostly people living longterm in shelters, or now living alone due to family members who were killed by the disasters.

There is also concern among the residents who have been forced to evacuate due to the Fukushima Nuclear Plant "problems". One dairy farmer was forced to cull his herd due to radiation concerns and then he committed suicide.
The stress on those evacuated will elevate as they will likely have to remain at shelters or evacuation temporary homes; and when many realize their homes, farms, towns have been contaminated and will not be able to return.

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