42-year-old Takahiro Miki was arrested by the police in Tokyo, Japan after he used a kitchen knife to slash his 74-year-old mother’s throat because she told him to get a job before she retires.

Two days before the incident, she told him that she didn’t know how long she would be well enough to work, so he needed to get a job as well. He then attacked his mother while she was getting ready for work on June 26th. The incident took place at their apartment in Tokyo’s Adachi Ward.

The mother has been admitted to a hospital and is in stable condition.

Miki has been charged with one count of attempted murder.