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Man who stabbed Japanese idol over 20 times convicted of crime, sentenced to prison
Posted 2/28/17 , edited 3/1/17

Last May, then-20-year-old idol singer Mayu Tomita was attacked by Tomohiro Iwazaki, a 28-year-old man who had become upset when the performer returned gifts he had sent her and was unresponsive to his social media advances. Prior to a scheduled concert, Iwazaki confronted Tomita in-person about the rejection and, unsatisfied with her response, proceeded to stab her with a folding knife more than 20 times in the neck, chest, arms, and back.

Tomita spent several days in a coma before finally regaining consciousness. On February 28, a verdict was reached in Iwazaki’s trial, which was administered by Tokyo’s Tachikawa District Court.

Tomita herself testified at the trial, making her statements from behind a screen. She insisted that Iwazaki was not a fan, but a stalker. She explained that while she survived the attack, her mouth remains partially paralyzed, making it difficult for her to eat or sing, and expressed her fear that her life remains in danger from Iwazaki. “He will definitely do the same thing again. He must not be allowed to go free…If he does not get his way, he will kill. He will resent me, and come to kill me.”

Iwazaki interrupted Tomita’s testimony on multiple occasions, shouting both “Then just kill me already!” and “It’s not like I was going to kill you.” His outbursts eventually led the authorities to order him removed from the courtroom.

In previous statements, Iwazaki insisted that though he purchased the knife one week before the attack, his actions were not premeditated, saying that he bought it as a sort of “psychological omamori,” or good-luck charm. When asked why he stabbed Tomita, he told questioners “I don’t know. I felt like she was rejecting me, which made me feel an absolute sadness, and anger.” Iwazaki also claimed that after stabbing Tomita repeatedly, he asked her if she wanted to live, and when she said she did, he called the paramedics.

The prosecution, however, asserted that Iwazaki’s actions show a definite degree of premeditation behind the attack, and sought a sentence of 17 years of imprisonment for the defendant. The final judgement was slightly more lenient, though, and in the end a 14-year, 6-month prison sentence has handed down for the stalker, with the presiding judge declaring “There is no room for tolerating the motive Iwazaki had to carry out the attack. It took away Tomita’s dreams, and he must learn to control himself and abide by society’s rules while he is in prison.
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A real shame that he didn't get a more severe sentence.

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Sounds like a fuxking entitled scum, how do grown people even end up like that?
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She should have gotten to stab him 20 times as well.
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“Then just kill me already!”


Maybe they should listen to him. It's probably the only good idea that will ever come from that guy.
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while she survived the attack, her mouth remains partially paralyzed, making it difficult for her to eat or sing, and expressed her fear that her life remains in danger from Iwazaki.

Mayu became paralyzed from the injuries and have a severe trauma that will probably remain with her for a long time, at a time when she was trying her best to work as an idol (which in itself is already a very difficult and demanding job)
14 years in jail is pretty lenient. perhaps he should be acquainted with his prison cell for a whole lot longer.
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It really sucks that people like that exist. I feel sorry for the girl.
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And yet you watch, the fucker will get out in like seven years top. Cause of all the useless bleeding hearts who defiled their mothers wombs the day they were born.
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Assassin's will be in high demand soon.
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Any person that can state shit like “It’s not like I was going to kill you.” after legitimately stabbing and almost fatally wounding someone into a coma is beyond help; there is simply no excuse of insanity and certainly no chance of rehabilitation that can help fix that individuals beyond broken morality. This human garbage should get Capital punishment regardless of the fact they did not successfully kill. (IMO)
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I don't care what his intentions were, thinking his actions were acceptable makes him somebody that shouldn't be allowed anywhere outside of a padded room.
14.5 years is a slap on the wrist.
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I wish I could be that obsessed about anything.
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I hope that she makes a come back. scars & all.

Showing her inner strength to accomplish her dreams despite all that happened would inspire many people.

Weather or not she does, I wish the best for her.

As for the attacker, I feel that 14 years is too little a punishment..

Yet I do hope he gets rehabilitated. That's the most thought I'd spare for a person like him.
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I'm glad she survived
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I hope the paralysis lessens, but I bet she'll always have some difficulty. The guy sounds like a lunatic.
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Typical behavior in all honesty.

The price to pay to showcase yourself as a goddess in the eyes of others, reality hurts sometimes, because this is the only thing someone can hope for everyday, to obsess over this Idol.

That's exactly what they want from people, to bow to these people.

Well guess what? A real human chill was sent down her spine, and yet they are probably more worried about her not being able to recover, instead of being alive. He took away their dreams, not hers.

But who knows, maybe the entertainment business really does care about their idols in a non business related way. Speculation speculation.
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