Kodansha deputy editor arrested for alleged murder of wife
Jiji -- Jan 11
Tokyo police arrested a 41-year-old deputy editor of major publisher Kodansha Ltd. on Tuesday on suspicion of killing his 38-year-old wife in August last year.

The suspect has denied the charge, investigative sources said

He served as deputy editor of the publisher's weekly Shonen Magazine comic and was involved with the launch of blockbuster comic "Shingeki no Kyojin" (Attack on Titan) by Hajime Isahaya, which was later made into a movie.

The police raided the office of Kodansha in Tokyo's Bunkyo Ward the same day and confiscated the suspect's personal belongings and other items.

According to the sources, he allegedly strangled his wife in their house in Bunkyo Ward early on the morning of Aug. 9, 2016.

東京・文京区で妻を殺害したとして逮捕された講談社の社員の男が逮捕前の聴取に「妻はジャンパーで首をつっていた」などと話していたにもかかわらず、ジャンパーに自殺を裏付ける痕跡がないことが分かりました。
News sources: Jiji, ANNnewsCH
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