Ken Nakasuji was in the wrong place at the wrong time, as answering a knock on his door let in two gangsters who set about stabbing him in the chest and abdomen.
It turns out the Yakuza members were after a man resembling Nakasuji who lived in the same apartment building. Yet despite his misfortune, Nakasuji-san was lucky enough to blurt out his name and place of work in between knife thrusts, alerting his attackers of their mistake.
Realizing they had the wrong man, the gangsters showed a brief glimpse of their softer side. Knives were immediately put away, and one of the men said to Nakasuji, â€œSorry, it was a mistake. You almost died.â€
But just to show they weren’t complete pushovers, the gangster quickly added, â€œIf you tell the police we will kill you.â€
As the two Yakuza members were arrested on Thursday, it is to be hoped Nakasuji-san has moved. And I guess, is no longer Mr. Nakasuji.