A sad tale from Japan, a nation with very little “Gun Death”.
A pair of Taiwanese students were found stabbed to death in their blood-drenched Tokyo dormitory, having come to Japan to learn Japanese and study anime, it is reported…The pair was found at the dormitory they had been staying at, owned by the Intercultural Institute of Japan and situated in Tokyo’s Taito ward – near Akihabara.
One was found collapsed in the entrance to her room, whilst the other was lying on a bed inside. The room was said to be “covered in blood.” The attack apparently occurred late the previous evening.
Police say they both died from blood loss after being stabbed in the throat, each being the victim of a dozen or more stab wounds, with one being found dead and the other expiring after arriving at hospital.
Investigators have not been able to recover the murder weapon or the keys to the residence.
No suspects are currently being held, although the father of one of the victims says he suspects an acquaintance must be responsible as nobody else would have had easy access to their room
Does it make it any less brutal that a gun wasn’t used? If not, why are people using the metric of “Gun Death”?