• Kyodo


A woman from Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, was arrested Monday on suspicion of trying to kill her husband after he failed to give her a present in return for her Valentine’s Day gift, investigators said.

Mie Nishiyama, 43, self-employed, was arrested by officers who had rushed to their home early Monday after an emergency call from her husband and found her trying to strangle him with a necktie, according to the police.

The husband, a 31-year-old office worker, sustained minor injuries, the police said.

“It is true that I fastened a necktie around his neck. But I did not intend to kill him,” investigators quoted Nishiyama as saying.

She reportedly said she was “upset” that her husband hadn’t given her a present on White Day, which was Saturday.

White Day is when men give presents on March 14 in return for gifts given to them by women on Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14.

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