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Japanese students are injured by stabbing during entrance examinations

Japanese students are injured by stabbing during entrance examinations. 

TOKYO Japan, January 15 (Reuters) Many high school students taking the university admissions exam within Tokyo were injured on Saturday by 

and apparent knife-related attack Japanese press reported.

Public broadcaster NHK stated that three of the victims were conscious after suffering injuries at dawn when a student assaulted them with a knife object while preparing an order to sit for an entrance exam.

The suspect was a 17-year-old pupil at a high school, has been taken into custody, according to the Asahi newspaper report.

Half one million high school students all over Japan are taking their annual entrance exam to universities this weekend at hundreds of locations throughout the country.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department said it was unable to comment on the details of the attack nor verify any arrests.

Violence is sporadic in Japan. However, there have been numerous knife attacks carried out by people who are not known from the people who were the targets.

On October 1, a person in Batman’s Joker costume attacked around a dozen persons in the train in Tokyo and sent passengers screaming across train carriages and running through windows to escape. 

A few months prior, an individual was wounded by victims in a knife attack on a Tokyo commuter train.

 

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