Filipina fatally stabbed in Japan
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – A Filipina, who was stabbed in Japan on Thursday evening, died on Friday, November 2, the Philippine embassy in Tokyo informed the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).
In a statement Friday evening, the DFA expressed its condolences to the family of the "48-year-old Filipina," whose identity was not revealed.
Japan Times identified the victim as Rowena Haga, who was reportedly attacked by former boyfriend Yasumasa Yamaguchi inside a pub.
Japan Times reported that the suspect tried to flee in a car, but he was arrested by police a few hours later. The report also said that according to police, they had given a warning to Yamaguchi in June, after Haga filed a complaint against him. At the time, the victim told Yamaguchi that she wanted to end their relationship.
The embassy said the victim succumbed to her injuries at a hospital in Hamamatsu on Friday. Hamamatsu is the most populated city in Shizuoka Prefecture.
The DFA said Ambassador to Japan Jose Laurel V reported that Japanese police informed him a suspect was now in custody.
The ambassador "assured the family of the victim that all efforts will be exerted to ensure that justice is served," the DFA said. – Rappler.com