• Kyodo


An 18-year-old youth was arrested Sunday on suspicion of killing and robbing a woman in Tokyo’s Kichijoji district last week with a Romanian accomplice, police said.

After turning himself in around 11 p.m. Saturday night, the youth, who is Japanese and has no fixed address, admitted to murdering Arisa Yamada, 22, early Thursday morning and stealing her bag and purse. He was quoted as telling investigators: “I stabbed her. I wanted money.”

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