Japan knife attack: 19 killed and dozens wounded in stabbing

At least 19 people have been killed and 20 others injured after a man armed with a knife attacked a facility for disabled people in the town of Sagamihara, outside Tokyo, according to local news agencies.

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

A man in his 20s was later arrested after turning himself in at a local police station.

The NHK news agency said the suspect is a former employee at the facility.

More… ‘I want to get rid of the disabled from this world’: Black-clad knifeman goes on rampage at care centre near Tokyo, hacking at least 19 to death and injuring 45 in gruesome bloodbath

  • moraywatson

    Knife control ! Knife control !

    • Slickfoot

      Yes! “Common Sense” knife control.

      • andycanuck

        Chopsticks only!

        The round Chinese kind and not the pointy Japanese ones or, worse yet, the metal pointy Korean ones!

        • Miss Trixie

          *clutching pearls*


  • The Butterfly

    Goddamn effing NRA…

  • Hard Little Machine

    Well the Japanese are brilliant at taking other people’s products, refining and re engineering them to perfection.

    • Linda1000

      Ka-Bar fighting knife. Many of the soldiers during WW2 had their knives modified. The Aussies were really good at it or maybe they had the inside source on where to have it done or maybe I’ve just read too many novels. 🙂 City of Sagamihara is home to the U.S. Sagami Army Depot.

  • Maggat

    The liberal world is breathing a sigh of relief. Couldn’t possibly be our muzzie friends, thank God.

    • I was thinking that, as well. This will be used as a counter-argument.

      This act occurred outside of a facility for the disabled. How many victims were disabled?

      • xavier

        The news reports don’t say but I bet the majority were the disabled.

        Seems the guy wanted to get rid of all the disabled. Yup, a very ugly and evil undercurrent that pervades in Asian cultures. It’s shameful (i.e. to lose face) to have a disability of any kind whether it’s dyslexia or more severe forms like Downs

        In Japan culture there’s no such thing as depression even though I’ve taught adult students who clearly suffered from it.

        • I’d just read that.

          Asians tend to pretend depression and disability don’t exist.

          Some things are changing but not entirely.

          Sadly enough, there would be people giving this douche an award.

        • Alain

          Totally accurate.

      • V10_Rob

        “This will be used as a counter-argument.”

        Like Timothy McVeigh, it’s the exception that proves the rule.

    • I saw that but have not found any confirmation.

      • It sounds like something that would be exaggerated.

        • andycanuck

          It’s been disproved according to a sidebar update at the HQ.

  • mauser 98

    …….slap me up side the head

    No Muslims, no terrorists

    “Japan is a nation of roughly 126 million
    people. And yet, according to Dr. Kedar, there are only 10,000 Muslims
    in the entire country.”
    “Islamic proselytization is forbidden in
    Japan, it is very difficult to import Qur’ans into the country, and
    there are very few mosques”


  • Samuel

    Quick! Someone alert PM Justin Trudeau or David Johnston, maybe they can exploit this crime for the benefit of Canada

  • GrimmCreeper

    Clearly this was an assault knife with a high capacity magazine.

    • Linda1000

      Swiss Army Knife – with multiple blades only, not all the little gadgets.

      • Miss Trixie


    • Clink9

      Yes, an AK.

  • Blind Druid

    For once “NOTHING TO DO WITH ISLAM” is true. For only once.

  • ed

    he was sectioned last year for wild fantasies regarding killing and getting rid of disabled people , GUESS WHAT part of his therapy was to give him a job in a disabled care him ! I kid you not !