• Kyodo


A 17-year-old Romanian in custody admitted Friday that he was involved in the robbery-slaying of a woman on a street in Tokyo’s Kichijoji area and was promptly served an arrest warrant for the crime, police said, adding they are also looking for his 18-year-old Japanese alleged accomplice.

The victim, Arisa Yamada, 22, a part-time worker, was found dead early Thursday in Musashino, western Tokyo, the police said, adding that she had been stabbed in the back and arm.

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