Japanese official attacked
Nasu Takayuki, head of the local Japanese centre of culture, was stabbed in the stomach near the entrance of his apartment building at around 7 pm last night, an official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk reported. Takayuki’s passport and wallet with documents were also stolen.
The 67-year-old victim was taken to the city hospital, then to the SOS-clinic in Sakhincentr, the international business centre, where the decision was made to transfer him to the city of Sapporo on Hokkaido Island in Japan, Sakhalin-Kuriles regional news agency, reported.
Police said there were no witnesses to the incident.