18-year-old man stabbed to death for protesting a car blasting loud music in Kamakura

Originally published on Sora News by Krista Rogers

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Police are searching for the whereabouts of three men who fled the murder scene by car.

On March 27 at around 4:10 a.m., 18-year-old Yokohama resident Jo Takamine was stabbed in Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture. He was transported to the hospital but succumbed to his wounds 1.5 hours later.

According to authorities, Takamine and a friend were walking on the sidewalk next to a prefectural road about 500 meters (547 yards) south of Shonan-Fukasawa Station on the Shonan Monorail Enoshima Line. A passenger car drove by them while blasting excessively loud music in the early morning hour, after

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