Don’t mess with this guy’s sister

This case really shocked me because the victim lived in the same neighbourhood as one of my JJs groups.  Violent murders are relatively uncommon in Japan, and those that do occur are usually domestic in nature.  By the way, it is quite common for criminals to turn themselves over to the police (as this perpetrator did), usually at the urging of family members or friends.  I have no idea why this kind of peer pressure works so well here – probably the shame factor – but I appreciate that it saves a lot of police time and public money.

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3 comments on “Don’t mess with this guy’s sister

  1. Karen says:

    Violent murders are relatively common in the US, as everyone knows. I think it may be that we are still young and settling the country involved a lot of violence. We haven’t quite had time to settle turf wars and become civilized. Maybe we never will.

  2. Miko says:

    I read somewhere that NZ has a disproportionately high rate of violent crime and murder. You’d think all those sheep would have a tranquilising effect.

  3. Karen says:

    Bleat, bleat, stink, stink. Nah, it’d make me violent too.

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