The National Knife Association (NKA) of Japan has held a conference just 24-hours after a man stabbed one person to death and injured two others aboard a bullet train on Saturday traveling from Tokyo to Osaka.
“I’ll give you my knife when you take it from my cold, dead hands,” NKA president Kazuhiro Sakamoto told supporters while holding up a stainless steel kitchen knife.
The NKA released a statement today saying knife sales have increased following the recent spate of knife attacks.
“Knives don’t kill people, people kill people,” the NKA said.
The NKA recommends train conductors and school teachers be armed with at least a breadknife to protect commuters and students against would-be attackers.
“To stop a bad guy with a knife, it takes a good guy with a knife,” said Sakamoto.