Bloody Katana Standoff as Man Chains Slave Girl in Box


Police rescuing a girl who had been kidnapped, badly beaten and chained in a box were opposed by the man apparently responsible, who drew a katana on the officers and slashed one in the leg before being overpowered.


Police responded to reports of a woman’s screams at an Osaka apartment only to be barred entry by the occupant, a 28-year-old unemployed man who insisted the noise was merely his TV.

The officer persisted, and managed to persuade him to let him take a look around; he soon noticed the lid to an under floor stowage box (example below) was not closed fully, and on closer inspection he discovered a 19-year-old girl clad only in her underwear crammed into the tiny space, only 60cm square and 45cm deep.


She was shackled and badly beaten, with severe injuries including a fractured eye socket. She was extremely weak and could not respond to her rescuers, and was quickly conveyed to hospital.

Police were naturally highly suspicious and questioned the suspect about this, at which point he suddenly produced a 65cm long sword, and began menacing the officers in attendance, 8 in all. They drew their pistols.

A 30-minute standoff ensued, with officers trying to persuade him to throw down his weapon. Police saw an opening, and overpowered him, but suffered a casualty as a result, with one officer suffering a severe leg wound.

Taken into custody, the man claimed he had met the girl on a dating site, but lamely denied kidnapping her, saying “I wasn’t confining her myself.”

He has been initially charged with unlawful imprisonment and illegally possessing a sword.

Via Yomiuri.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    11:35 24/07/2009 # ! Good (+0.6)

    In order to legally own a sword in Japan it has to be registered in accordance with the Ju-tô-hô (Japanese Firearms and Sword Law). This applies to both antique and newly made swords (Shinsakutô). Exempted are blades under 13 cm (5.1 inches) that have no Mekugi-ana (peg hole), and Iaitô / Mogitô (training and decorative swords made from a zinc-aluminum alloy that can't be sharpened).

    The certificate / license issued - Juhô-tôken-rui-tôrokushô (in short "Tôrokushô") - has to stay with the sword at all times. Most collectors attach it to the Shirasaya-bukoro or Koshirae-bukoro (storage bags). It's the blade that is registered, not the owner; however, the Prefectural Education Board (Kyôiku-inkai) has to be notified within 20 days if there is a change of ownership.

    Licensing is done by the Prefectural Education Board during a Shinsa (evaluation). The judges conducting the Shinsa are sword experts contracted by the Education Board, usually senior members of the local NBTHK branch (Nippon Bijutsu Tôken Hozon Kyôkai = Society for the preservation of the Japanese Art Sword).

    It should be noted that the Tôrokushô is not a certificate of authenticity; only the measurements, number of Mekugi-ana etc. and the Mei (name inscribed) are stated, whether it's authentic (Shôshin) or false (Gimei).

    Only traditionally made Nihontô can be licensed, i.e. swords made from Tamahagane (a special kind of steel). This means in effect that it has to be either an antique or made by a contemporary, licensed smith. Mass produced WWII swords (so called Shôwatô) and foreign made swords are not eligible for Tôrokushô.

    Contemporary smiths have to go through an apprenticeship of at least five years and - after they have proven their ability to forge a sword before a panel of judges consisting of senior smiths - become certified by the Cultural Agency (Bunka-chô).

    Nihontô can be freely imported into, and exported from Japan if all procedures are carried out according to the law. However, there is one notable exception:
    In 1950 the Bunkzai-hogo-hô took effect in which important artwork of exemplary artistic and historic significance can be designated as Jûyô-bunkazai ("important cultural property") and Kokuhô ("national treasure"). At present ca. 900 swords are designated Jûyô-bunkazai, and out of those 122 are Kokuhô. Although anybody - including non-Japanese - can own such an item, it has to remain in Japan under penalty of law.

    Well established, outstanding master smiths may become Jûyô-mukei-bunkazai-hojisha (important intangible cultural property holder), commonly called Ningen-kokuhô (living national treasure).

    You have own a sword, as long as its a nihonto and is registered with the police.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:11 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So my mass produced katana is not good enough for them!

    Comment by .
    12:15 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    thanks for the info. its always nice to learn something new everyday. just ignore the retards who refuse to enlighten themselves on said issue.

    Comment by Kortaku
    12:23 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    +1 but this site is widely marketed first as entertainment issue, second an educational experience.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:36 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow, thanks! So when I move to Japan I know the laws for registration my sword. Thank you! Thank you SOOOO much. /sarcasm/

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    Comment by Artefact

    All that knowledge seems to have crushed your fragile ego.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:47 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wah, feels like /a/

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    Comment by Bastille
    11:50 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Interesting to know. Seems odd having a sword registry going.

    Comment by Uraisamu
    15:30 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah, you would think that they must have had some kind of legendary swordsmen in their history and that swords would be of special significance in that country or something... hmm... yeah how odd for JAPAN to do that?

    Comment by Amuris
    12:32 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not particularly. In the US, CA a sword falls under the same category as a dirk which is legal to carry with you in public.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:45 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Who the fuck is gonna read all that!!

    Too bad he didn't succeed making her a loli.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:18 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol, I read it too...

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:57 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I did. Education is where you find it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:57 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Clarification: I read the entire posting you complained about.

    Comment by Freedom III
    13:18 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    As did I...definitely an interesting read.

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    Comment by sanimej2
    11:43 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So what are you REALLY trying to say?

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:15 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I love the sound of two bricks being bashed together!

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:15 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    >suffered a casualty

    Artefact, you /do/ realise that means that somebody DIED, not that somebody was injured, right? You might wanna change the wording as nobody actually died.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:20 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Casualty: A person suffering from injuries or who has been killed due to an accident or through an act of violence.

    Go get yourself a dictionary

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    Comment by jj
    12:22 25/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't forget to consult with yourself before trying to say something smart, Anon.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:41 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    03:43 10/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    don't fan the flames of hatred.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:28 25/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    serang kapang tutuli barisu susura?

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:52 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    horny bastard!!!

    Comment by abort-retry-fail
    15:03 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, even Osaka police are more capable than RCMP officers without tasers...

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:36 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    well he didn't have a stapler or a 'menacing pose'

    Comment by Chris
    04:35 25/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "OH GOD, HE HAS A STAPLER. Men, get out your tazers."

    "[in Ukranian]Don't taze me bro!"

    "What'd he say?" "I dunno, sounded like a warcry to me! Taze him!"

    Comment by Cinuka
    22:34 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sorry many Shitty people in Philippines think the same but not all of them.

    Comment by Anonymous Alcoholic
    00:08 26/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wait, in Japan its illegal to have a sword ?!??!

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:44 26/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    in other place of the world, usa for example, as soon as he drew the sword it already turned into a deadly situation, lethal force can be enforced from there on, normally tasers are used 1st to incapacitate the criminal, but it depends on the situation, he got off easy to tell the truth, unlawful imprisonment and illegally possessing a sword, it should probably be added resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer, there could be other charged, but then again i don't know the laws in japan.

    Comment by SenseiSyaoranLi
    23:40 25/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    XDDD good deep, its a good secret of your items

    Comment by kaku
    12:55 25/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    why a sword? normally it's a gun and swords are harder to find than guns.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:04 18/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    30 minute stand off, wtf just taser his ass, let see how much resistance he puts up, then send him to enjoy other hard criminals sweet company.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:59 23/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    wow so many bigots and racists here. There really is not excuse for that backward, anti-survival behaviors. It is opposite of progressive and so nature will weed them out in time...just not fast enough for me.heh

    I have been living in the Philippines for about 6 moths...I have never met a more friendly and kind and generous people in my life and i originate from America! common crimes in this particular area of Palawan is almost nil. Fairly safe. Especially for foreigners. So many beautiful people and I really dont see any Mexican derivative..Arizona is full of Mexicans..also a good people if you decide to look past rose colored lenses. Neither are terribly close in least theres no mariachi music in phils. lol. Seem to more closely resemble some of my Chinese friends back home in Arizona..Videoke and hard work and clean body and mind. Seems kinda opposite of what the bigots are trying to sell..have you idiots ever BEEN here before? I mean for more than as a sex tourist :P

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:24 20/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Damn you Racist Bastards give the Philippines a break the only reason we suck is because we've been colonized a lot of times plus the Government here is as fucking corrupt.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:27 04/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Am i the only one here who wants a food storage like that?

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    Comment by Abelius
    08:54 17/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Am I the only one feeling bad for that poor girl?

    Wait... don't respond. I already know the answer... :-P

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    Comment by Tamago no kimi wo suki des kedo, kimi mo suki !
    Comment by Anonymous
    23:59 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I Lol'd at the 3rd picture. Hoc come I never thought of it like that? Now I can hide my booze and pr0ns to my future waifu~

    Comment by Chris
    04:37 25/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You must be making quite an amazing amount of cash to satisfy a Japanese woman, doubly so if you're a foreigner.

    Good on ya.

    Comment by Jaruto
    23:59 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol, bankai.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:14 25/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think this is an amazing story and about an amazing guy.

    He was smart enough to get the secret spot, fool the police, get a sword and a girl but he was too stupid to remember the door of it was open and he really though he could win against 8 police officers and their guns with a sword.

    Was he stupid, crazy, delusional?

    Comment by hauntedskin
    23:07 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    30 minute standoff?!!
    Hell, in the US it's more like 30 seconds then that's your ass T3'd (tazed,tagged,televised)!

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    Comment by general_tiu
    01:45 25/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    That guy is badass criminal, but my sympathy will be always with the girl. I hope she recovers.

    Comment by ESPN-nude-reporter
    01:51 25/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    19-year-old girl clad only in her underwear... hmm...

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    Comment by Ray
    12:06 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Should have shot him in the legs or arms then beat the crazy wanker with sticks.

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    Comment by Kamanashi
    12:26 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    But then he might bite off someones penis. Though, this isn't Russia or Sweden, so that probably wouldn't have happened.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:59 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Damn feminists!

    Comment by mi
    13:55 24/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i see this comment in almost every thread...

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:58 14/11/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


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