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Vietnamese intern arrested over knife attack on compatriot

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Police have arrested a Vietnamese technical intern on suspicion of attempting to kill a compatriot co-worker last week by slashing him with a utility knife in southwestern Japan.

Nguyen Viet Anh, 25, has admitted to attacking the 24-year-old fellow Vietnamese intern last Sunday at a lumber factory in Koga, Fukuoka Prefecture, but denied intending to kill him, the police said.

The victim sustained multiple wounds to the abdomen but the injuries were not life-threatening, investigators said.

Before the attack, the suspect and the victim, both working under the government-sponsored technical internship program, had a quarrel while drinking in another Vietnamese friend's room. The fight was thought to have been settled, but Anh later attacked the co-worker outside of the building, they said.

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Mr Anh will soon be returning to Vietnam.

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Is it any wonder sometimes people are wary of these types of labor, when you see pointless incidents like these?

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If the attacker slashed the victim several times and left multiple non-life threatening wounds, it's highly probable he didnt try to kill him, as the charge states. It doesn't take a Sherlock Holmes to figure that out. I pray that I will never be arrested by the Japanese.

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If the attacker slashed the victim several times and left multiple non-life threatening wounds, it's highly probable he didnt try to kill him

What? That's a pretty strange conclusion you've made from that premise. Not the one I would logically come to myself.

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If someone slashes someone else’s abdomen multiple times with a knife, the logical conclusion is that the attacker had an intent to kill the victim.

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oldman_13 - Is it any wonder sometimes people are wary of these types of labor, when you see pointless incidents like these?

So, the above conclusion has been made based on a single incident in nearly 30,000 recent foreign immigrant workers inducted into Japanese servitude? How many people are stabbed every week by Japanese? Following the logic of the statement, one should be wary of Japanese people.

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Is it any wonder sometimes people are wary of these types of labor, when you see pointless incidents like these?

Wary of these types of labour but enjoying the rugby wins.

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"Mr Anh will soon be returning to Vietnam."

after spending 10-20 years in a Japanese jail.

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That's a pretty strange conclusion you've made from that premise. 

No it isn't. Stabbing is normally how people try to kill people with a knife. Slashing isn't nearly as effective for penetrating critical organs. The exception is slashing the jugular, but the perp aimed elsewhere. Rather, he left numerous "non-life threatening" injuries. That indicates he had the chance to kill but chose (repeatedly) to injure instead.

Check out the current London knife murder wave. These cases are nearly always "stabbings," not "slashings"

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it's highly probable he didnt try to kill him.

Slashing isn't nearly as effective for penetrating critical organs. The exception is slashing the jugular, but the perp aimed elsewhere. [...] That indicates he had the chance to kill but chose (repeatedly) to injure instead.

JeffLee OK? Does any of this make this attack with a deadly weapon any less of an attack with a deadly weapon? Is the outcome of bodily harm as opposed to death make the act of the attack any less sever?

If this is how you think I sure hope you're not in Japan. This is the kind of thing that (hopefully) raises "prevention" awareness in legal authorities, and can lead to a rejection of a visa application.

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It would be extremely difficult to kill someone by slashing their stomach with a utility knife if the knife in question fits the description I have in my mind. What most people call a utility knife is also called a box cutter and has a blade less than an inch in length. Only if he had been slashing at the victim's throat would I consider it attempted murder.

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Modern versions of box cutters can extend the blade to about six inches.

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