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15-year-old boy arrested for stabbing mother in back


Police in Kaga, Ishikawa Prefecture, said Monday they have arrested a 15-year-old boy for attempted murder after he stabbed his 40-year-old mother in the back at their home.

According to police, the boy attacked his mother with a kitchen knife after they had argued about signing a contract with an Internet provider at around 8:50 p.m. Sunday, Sankei reported.

The boy's younger sister, who was home at the time, called one of her mother's friends who then called 119. She said her brother was yelling "I'm going to kill you" as he stabbed his mother.

The mother was taken to hospital with knife wounds to her back but her injuries are not life-threatening, police said.

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The cost of social inequity?

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Hope the kid gets some serious punishment, although I highly doubt he'll see any punishment at all. Hope the mother recovers.

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Why do a number of teenage lads do this? I'm worried for my ex - her son is also a mouthy git.

I hope the mother pulls through this okay... I can't imagine what'll happen to that family because of what the son did.

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Japanese mothers don't like to spank their kids so they have a deep disrespect for them at a young age to begin with. And mature with the sense they have equal rights in the home. Rather than a grateful sense of what parents provide.

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If he's signing the internet provider paperwork, then she either refused or had it cancelled in the first place. Probably a single mom trying to do what's right to bring up her son. I wonder if he witnessed a lot of violence in the home as he was growing up. Sorry to say, if that happened to me, I wouldn't prosecute but the kid would be on his own.

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he stabbed his 40-year-old mother in the back

He is a backstabber all its interpretations and meanings.

When this mother was changing his diapers, I am sure she never imagined that little baby would ever do this to her.

He should be, but probably will not be, ashamed of himself.

I hope she recovers from both the physical and emotional scars of being harmed by the very child she gave birth to.

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I did not know that a 15 year old can legally enter into an agreement with an ISP. Hmmm...

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i can only imagine what happens when she tries to tell him to clean his room.

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The mother and son evidently fought over the money to pay for an internet contract. It does not appear that the boy had entered into the contract on his own.


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Japanese mothers don't like to spank their kids so they have a deep disrespect for them at a young age to begin with.

Rubbish on so many levels but Ill just take one as an example- They are actually worse than overseas for spanking because they dont yet have the cultural norms that it is not acceptable. They just tend to do it behind closed doors which is why you get the impression they dont do it at all.

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Japanese mothers don't like to spank their kids so they have a deep disrespect for them at a young age to begin with.

Depends on the mother. I have seen kids spanked, hair pulled and slapped.

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These are really very disturbing incidents which are so frequently reported from Japanese homes on the newspaper websites. This hostile mentality of killing must be removed from the minds of men, women and children on urgent basis through various reforms to restore and establish peace and harmony in the society.

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I think Kids in Japan can be very spoilt, yet again, In the UK they can get very bad

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I was in Kawasaki-Daishi station some weeks ago, and noticed a little girl who was maybe three, all by herself. I stopped and looked around, and I couldn't tell who she belonged to. About the time I started getting worried, the obachan came over and started smacking the kid on the butt and yelling at her for walking off. All this was watched unemotionally by the "mother" who was pushing the stroller while looking at her smafo. I wanted to yell "Hey, she walked off because you weren't doing your job." But, as a gaijin, I could never win in that situation. I felt sorry for the kid.

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I imagine that he was developing into a hikikomori and maybe the mother was trying to cut off his access to the internet to get him out of the house. If he were one of those "dyed hair" dropouts, no internet at home probably would not matter since they are out all night and there are plenty of net cafe's they can crash at.

Mother was probably doing him a favor making him get out and interact. Judging by his actions, he needs to let go of the net, have some real interactions and control his anger. Can't do all of that playing online games.

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Well...that's "social media and technology for the young Japanese generation" for you. Just hope this won't escalate to all four corners of the nation.

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What a lovely young man.

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Terrible story but extremely interested to know how they, as a family, move forward with this. 5, 10, 20 years down the line.

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Made a mistake in my previous post, it was Keikyu-Kawasaki station.

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