A Japanese actor has died after being stabbed in the stomach during a rehearsal with a samurai sword.
Daigo Kashino, a 33-year-old theatre-group actor, was rehearsing with several people at a downtown Tokyo studio yesterday when the incident occurred.
Tokyo police said Tuesday that they are investigating whether the death was criminal or accidental following his death in hospital.
Police did not specify if the sword was real or not, but other members of the group saw him hunched over
Local media reported indicated nobody was watching what exactly happened or how it happened.
Other members of the theater group rehearsing with Kashino said they saw him hunched over as they turned around after hearing him groan.
Police didn't describe the sword or if it might have had safety features to prevent injury.