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A 63-year-old Tokyo man was arrested Friday after chopping off the left arm of an Utsunomiya real estate agency head with a samurai sword and seriously wounding two others.

Hifumi Kuwada was arrested in the alleged attempted murder of Katsumi Jitsukata, 65, president of Daikyo Home, and two employees, wielding a sword with a 70-cm blade.

Kuwada has confessed, police said.

The two employees sustained severe stomach wounds and were taken to a hospital, they said. The sword was found at the real estate office.

Kuwada, from the Tokyo suburb of Fuchu, told police he runs a construction business.

Police suspect the attack was business-related and plan to investigate further.

To read more, go to: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120519a9.html

SOURCE: Japan Times

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Comment balloon 3 commentsDavid Saks • May 22 2012 12:31PM




Very interesting post. I think I will stay out of Japan when selling real Estate

Posted by Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin (Austin Texas Homes) almost 8 years ago

Oh wow, I'm sure hope no one here in the states gets any ideas from this guy. Sad though how a ill-handled business transaction mushroomed into something like this. I hope everyone is OK and can get back to life as normal as it can be despite the incident.

On a side note; I'm sure my husband would say, "Like a Boss!" Or whatever that means.


Posted by Jenny L. Colon, Esq., Saving the world one Short-Sale at a time! (Jenny L. Colón, P.C.) almost 8 years ago

David -- That is one of the strangest stories I have seen in a long time.  We will have to keep our eyes open for contractors bringing golf bags into the office in the future.

Posted by Steven Cook (No Longer Processing Mortgages.) almost 8 years ago

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