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2 women arrested for alleged murder of high school girl in Hokkaido

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A lot of stories from Hokkaido lately. It used to be Saitama.

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Why does the headline say she is a "high-school girl" when her school and studies don't appear to be related to the incident? Why not just say "teenage girl"? Her alleged attackers are not much different in age from her.

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the police did not disclose the relationships among the three or whether the suspects have admitted to the allegation

There's more story about this.

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"Why does the headline say she is a "high-school girl" when her school and studies don't appear to be related to the incident? Why not just say "teenage girl"?"

In Japan, people more often refer to school years rather than age. "Nan nen sei" is far more common a question than "Nan sai"

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MoonrakerToday  07:22 am JST

A lot of stories from Hokkaido lately. It used to be Saitama.

JT picks them.

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Hokkaido again? what is it about this beautiful city and state that keep pupping in the news in a negative way, is it because the reporters are doing their job and hiding it??

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I don't understand the complaint about the headline calling here a high school girl. She was a high school girl. That means that most probably she was a teenager. I don't understand what the flaw is.

There is more to this story, I'm sure. Posting a picture on social media seems to be petty provocation for murder. It was wrong, but the act of murder must have some deeper cause, though it might be related to the picture. I hope a more developed story comes out.

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Model citizens...not!

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This area has a long history of bullying.

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Why does the headline say she is a "high-school girl"

It's more concise. We get two pieces of information for the price of one.

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About the "high school girl" headline.

In Japan, laws apply to minors differently if they are students or not.

As education is mandatory only until JHS, the fact that she was a student and not a worker changes how the law applies in many instances.

If you commit a crime against a student vs a non-student can have different outcomes.

Disclaimer: From what I've heard throughout my life in Japan, I have no sources.

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How cruel some people can be.

Unbelievable.

They should all be locked up for life.

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Most of us appear on someone's SNS without our permission. Do we have to kill them?

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Poor girl could have been bullied! How horrid!

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Hokkaido again? what is it about this beautiful city and state that keep pupping in the news in a negative way

Hokkaido is not a city nor a state.

Hokkaido is a prefecture, the biggest prefecture in Japan, with an area similar to Ireland.

It is the 8th most populated prefecture of Japan, and has about 35 cities, 125 towns and 15 villages, including the 4th most populated designated city of Sapporo.

In other words, Hokkaido is very big, with a lot of people and different places that it is not that weird to think many stories coming from Hokkaido.

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Poor girl could have been bullied! How horrid!

She probably was. I hope they show those bully faces and face their punishments. However, I'm sure the punishment will be no where near what that poor young girl might have experience for long periods of time.

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Sociopaths youngsters turning psicopaths killers and trying to get away with murder, i hope they be kept away in a prision tiny cell from the open society forever. Disgusting to read that news.

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