A man prays at the site of a mass stabbing in Kawasaki, near Tokyo, on June 4. Photo: Kyodo

Why are Japan’s famously reserved citizens becoming more violent?

  • From savage fights between commuters to the murder of schoolchildren, it appears Japanese people are becoming less tolerant than ever before
  • Their frustration could come from a lack of interpersonal communication – or fear for the future as the country’s population shrinks at record levels
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A man prays at the site of a mass stabbing in Kawasaki, near Tokyo, on June 4. Photo: Kyodo
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