TOKYO:- A Japanese actor has died after being stabbed in the stomach with a samurai sword during rehearsals. It was not immediately clear whether the sword was real or a mock weapon. Police said Tuesday they were investigating whether the death of 33-year-old Daigo Kashino was criminal or an accident. Kashino, a theatre group actor, had been rehearsing with several others at a studio in Tokyo at the time of the accident on Monday, broadcaster NHK reported. He was rushed to hospital but died soon afterwards.–AFP