In the land of the rising sun where private ownership of firearms is virtually banned deaths are all but eliminated! Except for it isn’t. Without guns around the Japanese have found more creative ways to kill each other.
” A man was arrested in Japan on Saturday after a prank – shooting compressed air deep into a workmate’s rear end – ended in tragedy.”
Yep you read that correctly.
“The Ibaraki Prefecture Ryugasaki Police on Saturday arrested 34-year-old Yoshiyuki Yoshida for accidentally killing his 46-year-old co-worker Akio Ishimaru.
According to the police and other sources, Yoshida and the victim both worked at an industrial equipment manufacturing plant in Ibaraki Tsukuba City. At round 5pm on July 13, during a break, the two were apparently clowning around when Yoshida jokingly took an air compressor on the site and poked Ishimaru between the buttocks with it, injecting a blast of lethal wind deep into the victim’s body.”
A few minutes later, Ishimaru begin to complain that he felt unwell. A colleague called emergency services, which dispatched an ambulance to the scene. Although Ishimaru was swiftly transported to hospital, he did not survive the indignity he had suffered.
Yoshida has confessed, and now faces charges of assault resulting in death. “I just did it as a prank,” Yoshida told police. “I didn’t think he could possibly die from that.”
Like every where else in the world, there are always clowns at the workplace without any brains. I doubt anyone reading this doesn’t k now of the dangers of shooting compressed air too close to your skin. The Japanese choice of aiming it at his co-workers rusty sheriff’s badge is a common Japanese prank usually done with fingers. Japanese kids are pretty fond of sneaking up on each other and surprising their pals by seeing how far they can ram their digits up the Hershey highway. Ordinarily this wouldn’t result in death but adding high pressure air up an orifice is another matter.
Butt wait ! There is more!
“On December 16, 2017, two men working at an industrial waste disposal factory, in Saitama Prefecture accidentally killed their co-worker. The three men were using the air compressor to blow dirt and grime off of their uniforms, when they pranked their 44-year-old colleague by poking him in the rear with the air compressor. Both co-workers were arrested on charges of assault resulting in death.
In fact, the year had started with an ill wind. On January 1, a 28-year-old student in Kyoto died after being prodded by his friend, between the buttocks, with an air-duster gun.
Even the armed forces are not immune. In 2013, members of Japan’s Self Defense Forces pranked each other with air compressors, resulting in serious wounds and hospital visits. Fortunately, there were no fatalities from the soldiers’ rear assaults.”
A strange trend to be sure and not a very honorable way to meet the ancestors I would think. But don’t let it worry you, the writer is quick to remind you how safe it is since no one can have guns. Why, it is so recognized that guns are the ultimate evil that even the local Yakuza ( mafia) refuses to touch a firearm. The yakuza are the charming fellows responsible for underage prostitution and other activities on the up and up.
“Japan is a country remarkably free of guns and gun deaths – even the yakuza avoid them – but in recent years has been plagued by an unlikely lethal weapon: the air compressor. Yesterday’s death is, in fact, just one of several incidents related to air being forcibly blasted up backsides.”
Remarkable. almost free of guns and gun deaths! It is sooooo much better that the hang themselves, toss themselves off of cliffs, jump in front of bullet trains and..gulp.. severing their own genitals.. But no gun deaths!