46-year-old man arrested after stabbing mother in back
Japan Today -- Dec 29
An unemployed 46-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after he stabbed his 74-year-old mother in the back at their apartment in Kawasaki, Kanazawa Prefecture.

According to police, the suspect, Yoichi Hibiya, stabbed his mother Mitsuki Kawai, with whom he lives, on Wednesday afternoon, using a knife with a 16-cm-long blade, Sankei Shimbun reported. He then called 119 to report what he had done.

Kawai was taken to hospital but her wound is not life-threatening, police said.

Police said Hibiya has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he lost his temper after he and his mother got into an argument.

News source: Japan Today
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