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Posted 7/25/16 , edited 7/25/16
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/tokyo-japan-deadly-knife-attack/


SAGAMIHARA, Japan -- Japan's national broadcaster NHK reports that 15 people were killed and 45 injured in a knife attack Tuesday at a facility for the handicapped in Sagamihara, just outside Tokyo.

The report said police have arrested a knife-wielding man after he turned himself in.

Japanese media said staff called police at 2.30 a.m. local time with reports of a man armed with a knife on the grounds of the Tsukui Yamayuri Garden facility, Reuters reported.

NHK said the suspect, 26, is a former employee at the facility, Tsukui Yamayuri-en, on suspicion of attempted murder.

Television footage showed a number of ambulances parked outside the facility, with medics and other rescue workers running in and out.

Kyodo News agency reported that 19 people are dead and 20 injured, including those in a condition of heart and lung failures.


Before we get into the "Ban knives" argument, I'd like to derail for a moment into mental health area, in a country where therapy is stigmatized and notorious for a unusually high suicide rate. What do you think can be done? Should healthcare like this be subsidized or provided for by the government?

Posted 7/25/16
I've been waiting for someone to post this for like the past 30 minutes now.
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Posted 7/25/16 , edited 7/25/16
handicapped?
was the attacker also handicapped?
oh well... no one had anything to defend with or some cind of "security"?
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Posted 7/25/16 , edited 7/25/16
Did he make the high score for Japan?
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Anyone who murders another person, is a nut in my book. The problem is there are so many crazy people on the planet that you can't tell which ones are crazy enough to kill someone.
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Posted 7/25/16

Woah bro, edgy.
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Posted 7/25/16 , edited 7/25/16
What people who do the "ban knives" thing doesn't realize the entire group was handicapped X) Try doing that to a non-handicapped group.

To the OP: To change the high suicide rate you have to change the entire culture in and of itself. The reason suicide is so high there is the stress from school to your job. In fact, most people commit suicide from depression due to poor grades or getting fired from a job!

What can be done to combat this other than kill the plant by its roots. Change the entire culture. Sure you can help alleviate the stress... but it is by no means a method to end it.

The entire argument above also goes into the therapy route. Change the culture. Too hard to do.

Edit: Of all the people to post this, you were the one I was expecting the least PV.
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Posted 7/25/16
Japan needs more knife control.
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Posted 7/25/16
if only someone else had a knife to stop him

uhh
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Posted 7/25/16

FlyinDumpling wrote:

if only someone else had a knife to stop him

uhh

So true.
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Not to derail the topic, but I've heard that Japan has absolutely terrible care for the mentally and physically disabled. Is there any truth to that? Might that have been a factor?
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XxDarkSasuxX wrote:


FlyinDumpling wrote:

if only someone else had a knife to stop him

uhh

So true.
must be all that knife control laws
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EarthLight22 wrote:

Not to derail the topic, but I've heard that Japan has absolutely terrible care for the mentally and physically disabled. Is there any truth to that? Might that have been a factor?

I've heard that it's looked down upon. Whether or not that is true or to what degree it may be true is beyond me, though. Not something I've personally experienced.
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Posted 7/25/16
The craziness is spreading...
Posted 7/25/16
So many murders this year. Scary.
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