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14-year-old girl arrested for fatally stabbing mother at home

Another teenage girl? What's wrong with kids these day. There were incident in Shibuya, the girl who did that 15-year-old.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2022/08/21/national/crime-legal/shibuya-stabbing/

-18 ( +7 / -25 )

This is so sad.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

There is a younger sister as well. Poor child, what a traumatizing event.

Another story that is missing a father.

7 ( +11 / -4 )

We do not know what was going on there, but this is bad for everyone, especially the younger sister.

13 ( +15 / -2 )

Awful.

9 ( +10 / -1 )

A terrible thing to be happening in Japan. Just terrible.

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Euro Dude

Today 06:51 pm JST

And your expert opinion is based on what, exactly?

Your assumptions may turn out to be true, but until the full story is told, and it may never be, let's hold off a bit on the blame assignment.

14 ( +14 / -0 )

What's wrong with kids these day. 

probably the parents

1 ( +7 / -6 )

Another story that is missing a father.

You think a father present may change things for better?

Your assumptions may turn out to be true, but until the full story is told

The full story is rarely presented or shared or discovered. Especially if you mean the core reason behind the crime not ‘she/he snapped because they were under a lot of stress/pressure/alcohol’

Lack of love, affection and empathy from parents, non existing parenting and education, creates those kind of situation where children are killing their parents despite their age.

Again, you cant give what you yourself werent given at a proper time in life. Thus they seem to just inherit this ‘chilly style of parenting’ generation after generation, if situational factors, genes, psychological and spiritual issues add to the list and a really bad day you get this type of crime.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

We live in a world where everything evolves around $ and material things, Greed has destroyed the human race and kids are no different, everyone is chasing that $ to make ends meet and kids are left behind with minimal care or even love.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Don't blame the kids nor the parents, it's the system we have created and surrounded ourselves with thinking this is how we could manage, how wrong we were when we elected $ over family especially kids.

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Every… single… day…. In Japan. Literally. In fact, we’re at about five big family murders per day now, most mothers killing their kids, but this one the opposite.

here’s the worst part about this murder; the girl won’t be tried as an adult. Her name won’t be printed, though her dead mom’s is. She should get life in prison. 14 is more than old enough to know you don’t kill people.

-2 ( +6 / -8 )

She should get life in prison. 14 is more than old enough to know you don’t kill people.

Sure, she's old enough to know right from wrong. You're not really working with scientific logic if you think she has the mental capacity and ability to understand the consequences of her actions the same way an adult does.

There is a very, very good reason why healthy democracies treat children defendants differently than adults. Giving into hysterical anger for more punishment that doesn't fit in with scientific logic, like imprisoning a 14 year old for life as a consequence to their action, is not how healthy democracies work. Maybe you'd be more satisfied with justice in China? You may find yourself being less angry that people aren't getting as much prison time if you lived there. It's authoritarian, and human rights such as understanding children and adults are different, isn't high on their priority list.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Lots of thoughts about why this happens, but this is Japan and there are problems of confrontation, unhappiness and not handling anger with communicative reason for the younger generations. Any parent who has seen a young girl go from sixth grade to a 5 person group think influence in jr. high should have concern. One has to experience the difference between elementary loving daughter to wtf is going on chu ichi to understand this. This would be a study in itself for any one wanting to study human behavior as a discertation.

The surface says not as many killings as in other places. It's true, but an argument like that is a fallacy of logic in terms of what is the problem in Japan and why strange murders...especially family one's keep happening.

The darker side there is no real communication and frustration with so many problems, many people, not just the young cannot handle it, and this is not a country where kids communicate and voice their good and bad freely. The frustration of not speaking their mind, when their opinions are paramount to their development as a human being getting stifled is a Japanese problem. And another is the kids are not taught to critical think, so they are all on emotion and a logic that isn't backed by truths and facts, which does make a kid who thinks they know things based only on anger, happiness and narrative very ignorant to processing themselves to do the right thing.

Japan does hide her head in the sand, and because of a rule oriented, very narrow minded society, people who want more can have difficulty, and, at a very young age can be very, very mentally troubled.

Japanese and people who deny this need to critical think and realize how a young person develops with reason and opinion that is supported by facts is very important. Japan doesn't do this well enough.

-2 ( +4 / -6 )

The surface says not as many killings as in other places. It's true, but an argument like that is a fallacy of logic in terms of what is the problem in Japan and why strange murders...especially family one's keep happening.

Are you suggesting that people don't murder their family members in other countries and that this is something uniquely Japanese?

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Strangerland

i think the person wanted to say the opposite, that Japan is not ahead of other countries with family murders. However im not really sure myself

Japanese and people who deny this need to critical think and realize how a young person develops with reason and opinion that is supported by facts is very important.

I must disagree with you. I think the factor of critical thinking/logic/knowledge is not that strong. Because in the end its only lack of empathy that makes you kill someone or do other bad things. Empathy has nothing to do with intellectual level, or education. And kindness. The ultimate question you need to answer would still be ‘Why?’

1 ( +1 / -0 )

"...a junior high school student in her second year living in the town of Oharu,...."

Is this her 2nd year of living in Oharu or is she a 2nd year high school student?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Are you suggesting that people don't murder their family members in other countries and that this is something uniquely Japanese?

No. I am saying that there are a lot of articles on family murders in Japan that out number murders outside families, and often the reasons are of unhappiness within their homes, and that is of greater numbers than other countries.

This is a social issue within Japan that few understand. I'd love to hear a Japanese person claim the jr. high 5 person grouping of girls at that age doesn't exist to the influential degree it does, and why many young women at this age talk among themselves their dislike for their parents.

My daughter got ostracized from her group for disagreeing and saying she loved her dad. There's obviously a wide range of good and bad groups, but the social structure of 5 girl groups, dropping or adding someone depending on agreeability is real, and the disagreeable get bullied, readily.

Social problems are a reason why hikikomi is a greater problem here than other places, and isolation of feeling causes a lot of resentment and frustration which builds and builds in a unique way, I've not seen in the states, Europe or Australia, places I've lived.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

I think the factor of critical thinking/logic/knowledge is not that strong.

Empathy and critical thought go hand in hand, imo, in the development of a person's growth and how they look at life.

They aren't mutually exclusive in any sense, and absolutely the ability to look at things with reason and deciding that getting information to make critical decisions is very much a part of the overall maturity of a person and their ability to care for people with reason, thoughtfulness, and right or wrong.

Critical thought is not good because it is an intellectual activity, rather it makes for intellectual growth by being curious enough to want to gain information and that allows for greater POV, which aids in how something like empathy develops further.

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No. I am saying that there are a lot of articles on family murders in Japan that out number murders outside families, and often the reasons are of unhappiness within their homes, and that is of greater numbers than other countries.

Family murders happen a lot in every country, it's an unfortunate part of humanity. I'm not sure what makes you think this is a Japanese phenomenon. For example:

gender-related killings of women and girls remain a grave problem across regions,

in countries rich and poor. While the vast majority of homicide victims are men, killed by strangers, women

are far more likely to die at the hands of someone they know.

Women killed by intimate partners or family members account for 58 per cent of all female homicide

victims reported globally last year

https://www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/GSH2018/GSH18_Gender-related_killing_of_women_and_girls.pdf

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I am saying that there are a lot of articles on family murders in Japan that out number murders outside families

That may be a biased image due to the source, though. Japan Today doesn't print an article of every crime in the whole country, it just picks the intriguing ones, which may lead to an artificially inflated view of how many family murders vs. non-family murders occur.

The same is true with molestations. Typically you'll only see articles on here if a teacher or police officer or government official is caught doing it. It's a more sensational story, because these people are entrusted with certain responsibilities due to their work. There aren't many articles here about dentists or bus drivers or accountants getting arrested for molesting people, but you know it's happening. But because it doesn't make the news, Japan Today readers (or most news sources, really) come away with the image that this is a uniquely significant problem amongst teachers and police officers.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Well said Original Wing.

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sunfunbun

critical thinking indeed may indeed complement self-awareness and ability to self-reflect. However, i dont think it decides whether you become a nice person or a bad person. Whether you have an empathy decides that, critical thinking comes much much later since a child only has an emotional brain until they grow up and mature and if you take two children one of them still not having enough knowledge but being sincerely kind and helpful and another being a bully, torturing animals can you explain their difference with critical thinking?

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

14-year-olds can't consent!

1 ( +1 / -0 )

You harvest what you plant. If a child has done something wrong, it’s parents’ responsibility. Unfortunately, her mother died in this case.

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