• Kyodo


A former ballet school student was arrested Wednesday for allegedly chopping off a female instructor’s thumb at a dance studio in Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward, police said.

Hiroaki Hashimoto, a 41-year-old chiropractor, admitted to injuring the 24-year-old instructor. “She harassed me by not informing me of lesson schedules since last August,” the police quoted him as saying.

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