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Priestess dies in stabbing

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TOKYO (Reuters) – A Shinto priestess was killed at a famous Tokyo shrine by a man wielding a traditional Japanese sword who then killed another woman before committing suicide, police said on Friday. Nagako Tomioka, 58, chief priestess of Tomioka Hachimangu shrine, was attacked by Shigenaga Tomioka, 56, as she got
out of a car on Thursday evening. Media reports said he was her younger brother. Also, a woman aged in her 30s who was with Shigenaga attacked and stabbed the driver of the car with a Japanese sword, police said. After slashing the priestess, Shigenaga then stabbed the younger woman to death with a sword, before killing himself, police said.

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