Kyoto: Man, 35, fatally stabs ex-wife in residence
tokyoreporter.com -- Mar 04
Kyoto Prefectural Police have arrested a 35-year-old man for allegedly stabbing his former wife at the residence they share in Nantan City, reports the Sankei Shimbun

In the early morning hours of March 2, Yuichi Kamata, of no known occupation, allegedly used a knife to slash his Miyuki Asada, 42, in several locations in the head inside the residence.

According to the Nantan Police Station, Kamata visited a police box after the incident at just past 4:00 a.m. “I killed a person,” he reportedly said. Asada was later confirmed dead that same day.

Kamata, who has been accused of murder, admits to the allegations. “I did it myself,” the suspect was quoted by police.

A man, 35, is alleged to have fatally stabbed his former wife at their residence in Nantan City early Saturday

The couple divorced in January. However, they continued to live together in the same residence. There is no record of Asada having a filed a domestic violence complaint, police said.

Police are now investigating a motive for the crime.

元妻を刃物で刺して殺害したとして35歳の男が逮捕されました。 釜田裕一容疑者は2日未明、京都府南丹市の住宅で元妻の麻田みゆきさん(42)の首など数カ所を包丁のようなもので刺して殺害した疑いが持たれています。午前4時すぎに近くの交番に釜田容疑者が自首したことで事件が発覚しました。
News sources: tokyoreporter.com, ANNnewsCH
May 21
Japanese Emperor Naruhito transplanted rice seedlings in a paddy at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Monday. (NHK)
May 21
A 24-year-old man was arrested Monday on suspicion of threatening to kill a member of a sister group of the popular girl band AKB48, police said. (Japan Today)
May 20
Police in Hidaka town, Hokkaido, have arrested a 29-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he shot his father with an arrow from a crossbow. (Japan Today)
May 15
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 50-year-old man over the alleged rape of a female university student whom he drugged beforehand, reports the Sankei Shimbun (tokyoreporter.com)
May 14
If the world of anime has taught us anything, it’s that no idea is off limits and there’s a niche market for everything under the sun. (soranews24.com)
May 11
A minibus slid 20 meters down a mountain slope in eastern Japan on Friday, injuring 14 passengers, police said. (Japan Today)
May 10
Two men were injured during after they were attacked by a gang at a karaoke parlor near JR Ikebukuro Station in Toshima Ward last week, police said, reports the Sankei Shimbun (tokyoreporter.com)
May 10
After his arrest, a 49-year-old man told police, “I know that I was arrested but there has been a misunderstanding.” (tokyoreporter.com)
May 09
A 56-year-old man in custody for trespassing at the school of Prince Hisahito, the grandson of former Emperor Akihito, wanted to stab the prince, investigative sources revealed on Tuesday, reports the Sankei Shimbun (May 8). (tokyoreporter.com)
May 09
Prosecutors have announced the non-prosecution of two male students at a school that teaches the art of picking up women over the alleged rape of a woman last year, reports Fuji News Network (tokyoreporter.com)