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14-year-old boy arrested for stabbing father in back

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Police said Sunday they have arrested a 14-year-old boy for allegedly stabbing his father in the back at their home in Nagakute, Aichi Prefecture.

According to police, the boy attacked his 49-year-old father with a 12-cm knife at about 6:40 p.m. Saturday, TBS reported. The father called 119. He was taken to hospital, with three knife wounds to his back, but his condition is not life-threatening, police said.

The boy was taken into custody and was quoted by police as saying that he got angry when his father refused to give him money to go out and have some fun, but he denied any intent to kill, TBS reported.

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What a terrible father. I hope he makes a full apology when he gets out of hospital. And gives that poor boy some play money!

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The father's back will be mended but not his heart. His relationship with his son will never be the same again, to say least.

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Wow...Japan's answer to solving issues now seem to be to stab family members.

Agree - incognito. Their relationship will never be the same. He probably will never trust him ever.

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Spoilt brat needs to get a part time job instead of sponging of his parents.

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Lol Good one yasukuni! I assume you were being sarcastic.

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Now that takes backstabbing to a new level!!

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lol, what a moron. he is lucky that his father isn't dead; else his life will be difficult.

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3 wounds with a 12 cm knife and the condition of the father is not life - threatening... The boy is telling the truth... he didn't want to kill him.. P.s = Yasukuni was obviously ironic.. too harsh, but ironic..

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And who educated that boy, or better failed to educate him to control his temper?

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Ms Alexander:

Yes, all of Japan now stabs instead of problem solving.

Yeesh!

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Hard to make a comment without any background details. The kid could just a loser punk or the father could have been an abusive rectum hole. Or, it could be both. I'd guess it was a bit of 'tit for tat'.

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What a messed up family and sadly enough, these bozos are just the TIP of the J iceberg!

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As was said in another thread kids now often ignore their parents demand and rules, push it and you wind up with the above situations.

Kids today are taught that if you scream at them or give them healthy re-orientation(i.e. smack) around the ear YOU are in the wrong.

They are basically handed a legal ticket to do as they like and ignore teachers and adults.

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What a problem child, not cool, I wish there was some sort of government social services or counseling instead of just the police.

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When it comes to raising children in this society, it's a case of the blind leading the blind. The same methodologies and behaviors have been passed on for far too long.

This country needs a reboot.

S

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gogogo.

The services and support do exist but most teachers, neighbours, etc don't alert them.

The services can't do anything unless they are aware of the situation.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Spare the rod, spoil the child...

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It"S ME: It's a "not my problem" society

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I agree, told to my neighbour they got small girl maybe 3-4, she can get annoyingly noisy at times. Other times I hear here crying, Iyaahh, Iyaahh, Itai Itai.

Called child-services once and asked to check and also spoke to the parents directly. Our walls are like a tad over a metre apart.

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Sad to say, but if this kid had a whooping from his father for being a brat when he was younger, maybe he would have more respect for him! Didn't do me (and I'm assuming many others here) any harm!

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Indeed a spoiled child. That area is well known for having money and lazy and spoiled kids. Hate to say it but if this kid thinks stabbing dad for not giving him money, I'd like to ask what kind of parenting they've been doing. Crap parents raise crap kids and if this brat was used to getting money anytime he wanted, dad saying no would've been a shock. I'd hate to be his parents now - I wouldn't want to live with a child that stabbed me.

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Hm. Any kid that resorts to deadly violence must have profound problems, not just a father that refuses to give them money.

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incognito sez; "The father's back will be mended but not his heart. His relationship with his son will never be the same again, to say least." Looks like his relation with the son never was the same to start with... And gogogo, you say "...I wish there was some sort of government social services or counseling instead of just the police." and yet you said later, "It's a "not my problem" society..." I ask, which is it you want? Personal responsibility or government intervention?

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Spoilt brat needs to get a part time job instead of sponging of his parents.

This tells me how much you don't know about Japan. Children under the age of 16, for the MOST part, are unable to get any type of jobs here and HAVE to rely on their parents for any spending money. He CAN'T get a job.

While I understand the sentiment, and would agree if we were in a country where it would be possible, this kid is only 14 and has other issues beyond the need for money or work.

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So he thought stabbing dad would in some way help him have a night of fun, and many more thereafter? And is the kid a medical doctor? because I doubt any 14 year old stabbing his father randomly about the back has any idea of where the organs and spine are located, so saying, "I didn't have any intent to kill him" while doing what he's doing is ridiculous.

Hope dad recovers, and I look forward to the day kids like this are treated as adults in the court system. Hope, in any case, he 'has fun' in a reformatory somewhere.

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Pattie, it would be really scary if I weren't being sarcastic. :)

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Kids these days have no respect for their elders. When I was a lad, we stabbed our fathers in their bellies. And we looked them straight in the eye when we did it. Backing stabbing! What is the world coming to?

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The boy was taken into custody and was quoted by police as saying that he got angry when his father refused to give him money to go out and have some fun, but he denied any intent to kill, TBS reported.

Nasty, nasty little bugger.

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@Ms. Alexander's quote "Wow...Japan's answer to solving issues now seem to be to stab family members."

a 14 year old boy with issues with his family doesn't represent an entire country.

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Yubaru >This tells me how much you don't know about Japan. Children under the age of 16, for the MOST part, are unable to get any type of jobs here and HAVE to rely on their parents for any spending money.

Well I'm sure he could've done some chores around the house to earn some, not just treat his father like a walking ATM.

The law should be changed to allow under sixteens to do small part time jobs, this is why they are spoilt and grow up with no sense of value, expect unlimited hand-outs and mooch of the parents until they are 30 something.

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Ewan.

Sorry, but also shows how little you know.

16yrs and older is when you can legally hold a job but not later than 10pm(22:00) as you still need to be home by 11pm(that is the law).

Easy reason for that legally you are only required to finish Junior High. High School and College are Optional.

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Did you read what I said ?

The law should be changed....enough of the mollycoddling.

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Was I even talking about working after 10pm, did you bother to ask me... nope.

Why not do jobs to earn a bit of pocket money at the weekend ? Before you answer, I already know that teenagers have after school clubs etc. I just think they are not learning the correct 'life-lessons'.

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I read but ignored it as should we go back to child-labour like in the early 20th century or earlier or as is still practised in many countries now??

What age is appropriate? Japanese and most overseas countries laws state holding a job is legal once the compulsory education is finished(can vary between professions).

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Sigh.

Well it looks like the urge to act aggressively is not limited to children. Lets all learn to be more patient and tolerant. In the case of this sad family situation, i am sorry for both the father and the boy. I hope they can work things out. Lets be sympathetic and respectful.

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We're talking a 12-year old kid. They don't make rational decisions. Their brains haven't firmed-up their risk/reward center yet. Think back (if you can) to the kids you were with in the first year of middle school. How many of them behaved in a completely rational manner? The ones in MY middle school were all over the place in terms of rationality, and I certainly wasn't one of the rational ones.

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Edit: Never confuse a 14-year-old boy with a 12cm knife. He was 14 and the knife was 12. My point stays the same, though. Middle school kids are hitting puberty and they are simply MESSED-UP emotionally.

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Hoo boy, I know Japan isn't like the US, and even then some parents aren't like others.... But should any of my offspring come at me with an attempt that could cost me my life, they're going to be treated just like anyone else coming at me with a knife. Better make it count because you'll never get another chance... EVER.

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We're talking a 12-year old kid. They don't make rational decisions. Their brains haven't firmed-up their risk/reward center yet. Think back (if you can) to the kids you were with in the first year of middle school. How many of them behaved in a completely rational manner? The ones in MY middle school were all over the place in terms of rationality, and I certainly wasn't one of the rational ones.

Reread the article....we are talking about a 14 yr old kid and a 12cm knife. There is quite a bit of difference in the though process that are going on. A 14 yr old typically knows better.

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Edit: Never confuse a 14-year-old boy with a 12cm knife. He was 14 and the knife was 12. My point stays the same, though. Middle school kids are hitting puberty and they are simply MESSED-UP emotionally.

So the poor lad should just get a stern finger-wagging and told not to do it again? 14 year olds know what they're doing. I knew what I was doing when I was 14. My dad was strict with me and I knew right from wrong well before I was that age. He's a nasty little sod who needs a good spell in a boot camp.

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he gets angry, give that boy a head bat

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