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14-year-old girl sets fire to her house in Gunma

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A 14-year-old girl was arrested Sunday night after setting fire to the home she lived in with her father in Higashi-agatsuma in Gunma.

The girl, a second-year junior high school student, allegedly started the fire in the hallway around 7 p.m. Sunday, which resulted in the 80-square-meter one-floor wooden home being destroyed. The girl called police shortly after she started the fire. Her 48-year-old father, who was sleeping at the time, awoke and the two fled the house.

The fire took firefighters 2 1/2 hours to extinguish. According to police, the girl said she was really angry when she started the fire and wanted to let her anger out.

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Because she was angry she set fire to her house and almost killed her dad? Wow, usually if a kid is severely abused maybe, then maybe, I can see something like this, but nowadays kids do anything when they don't get their spoiled ways, japanese kids included. Truly something wrong with world youth today we are reaping what we sowed.

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No comment.

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Welcome to Japan.

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Yokoso! Sounds at a glance like another case of "Well I'm a bit miffed with life so I'll burn my father's house down/kill my mother and put her head in a sports bag/drive my car into kindergarten (or was it elemntary?) students who point at me...

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Nothing wrong with this little darling. The perfect way to vent your anger.

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Wow, she really did let her anger out. Burn down your house. Way to go, girl!

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After all, arresting her won't do much to make her realise what she just did because she will have a roof over her nose. She would have been, at least, left to experience homelessness during winter.

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There is more than meets the eye, than "I expressed my anger thru pyromania!"

Does she bed wet and torture cats and dogs, too?

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Welcome to Japan, indeed. Over here people let their anger out in many colourful ways: burning down their houses, killing family members, pushing complete strangers in front of trains

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I guess that's one way to get attention. She's lucky she didn't kill any innocent neighbors, let alone her dad.

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Poor little thing. She's obviously messed up. Let's hope she gets some help.

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...next time try torch yourself first...in public of course...i guaranteed u a full nation coverage..lol..hey its been proven in vietnam..

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Modern Japanese society is sick and no one seems to be willing to take it in for a serious check up or to do anything to cure the social ills. Seems the government and people would rather ignore it and hope it cures itself. But this is social cancer and it will just get worst if not addressed.

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She will be really angry when she hast to sleep under cardboard without her favorite TV show

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Pyromaniac She needs help. If she thinks it's ok to set fires because she is angry. In the future when she has her own family or whatever she will set fires.

She needs help. Psychiatric counselling is much needed.

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I'd hate to think what she'd have done if she was really enraged. As parents what punishment do you give a kid for burning the house down? I'd send her to Dr. Phil for a year, that would teach her, but then again that could be seen as abusive.

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Living in a box with her dad? wonder what triggered her anger?

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Awww... the poor girl! So now that she and her dad are going to be living on the street, what's she going to do now if she gets even angrier about that? It's a shame more and more Japanese just burn houses down and kill people without ever thinking of what's going to happen once the act is done; they seem to think jail or the street will somehow make them feel 'better'.

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Why was she very angry? Could we get some real explanation, not just saying that she burnt the house because of her anger? I would like to hear the true version of this story. She should also attend 'Anger Management' classes. Waiting to hear more about this 'ANGRY FIRE'

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smithy,

Awww... the poor girl!

and if she was being sexually abused...?

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No, if her dad had been doing her, she would have told the police. That way it stops, and she gets a lot of sympathy from the judge. Maybe even a reward for stopping a pedophile. She's like a lot of Japanese kids, no fear of consequences because there are none for them.

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these kids need to the heavy bag a few times a week in gym class. that lets out quite a bit of anger.

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She was not being abused, or she would have told the police. That would have gotten her a lot of sympathy from the court system. Instead, she just said she was really angry.

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She was not being abused, or she would have told the police

sigh

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Agreed. The girl belongs in protective custody. Something doesn't add up! I have known a lot of Japanese women, and not trying to stereotype, but something had to really P her off! And she called the police right after starting the fire... I do not think she wanted to kill her father. Abused, more than likely... but I do not think it was her father.

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Fire Fighters fought an 80 square meter, wooden house fire for 2 1/2 hours and it was completely destroyed. It shouldn't have taken 2 1/2 hour for that thing to tune to ash anyway, what were the firemen doing, stoking it?

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she really needs help. see, Japanese come out in the open let loose and let go of your angry or frustrations so not to think of any bad things around your surroundings....there is nothing wrong to smile, laugh and be noisy...enjoy life

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