A man was fatally stabbed in Osaka last week following an argument with a stranger. But the disagreement wasn’t over a woman, money, or even politics. No, it was over the issue of urinating in public.
The victim, 38-year-old Takayuki Nishio, was drinking in a park with friends after a game of amateur baseball. But the argument started when Yoshio Maeda was walking his dog in the same area, and spotted one member of Nishio’s group relieving himself.
Why Nishio-san was singled out is unknown, but a slanging match broke-out between him and Maeda. All pretty innocent up to now, but following the argument the deranged dog walker went home and picked up a knife. Then promptly returned to the park and stabbed the unfortunate Nishio in the stomach, resulting in his death a few hours later.