Man arrested on suspicion of murder in Sasebo
Japan Today -- Nov 13
Police in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, said Sunday they have arrested a 30-year-old man on suspicion of killing the former manager of an automobile sales and insurance company that had gone out of business.

The suspect, Hideki Satake a part-time worker and resident of Kozasa, Sasebo City, is reportedly an acquaintance of the victim, police said.

According to police, just before 8 p.m. on Friday, Satake allegedly stabbed Ryuji Tomoshige, 66, in the throat and stomach with a deba knife (a specialty knife used for butchering fish) on the premises of the defunct company, Fuji TV reported.

A passerby saw Tomoshige lying on the ground near his car at 8:30 p.m. and called 110. Tomoshige was taken to hospital where he died about two hours later.

Satake is also suspected of fleeing with stolen cash, but left the weapon at the scene of the crime.

Police said Satake has admitted to the charge.

News sources: Japan Today, ANNnewsCH
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