Actor’s samurai sword stabbing
AN actor has died after getting stabbed in the stomach during a rehearsal with what is believed to be either a real or mock samurai sword.
Police say they are investigating whether the death was criminal or accidental.
Daigo Kashino, a 33-year-old theatre-group actor, was rehearsing with several people at a Tokyo studio on Monday when the incident occurred.
He was rushed to a hospital but died hours later.
Media reports indicated nobody witnessed what exactly happened or how it happened.
Public broadcaster NHK reported other members of the group rehearsing with Mr Kashino said they saw him hunched over as they turned around after hearing him groan.