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23-year-old woman arrested after corpse of newborn baby found in building toilet

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Police in Yokohama have arrested a 23-year-old woman on suspicion of abandoning a corpse after she gave birth and left her baby in the toilet of an office building.

Police said the woman, Ayuka Masuda, of no fixed address, works at an adult entertainment establishment, Kyodo News reported. Police said Masuda told them she gave birth at around 2:15 a.m. on Thursday in the building in Naka Ward. She left the infant, with its umbilical cord still attached, in the toilet bowl.

A building maintenance worker found the infant and called 119. The baby was taken to hospital where it was pronounced dead on arrival.

Masuda went to a nearby hospital later Thursday, seeking treatment. The hospital notified police who arrested her on Friday.

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What a sad state of society. This country has a serious issue with the treatment of women and it was no surprise she was working in one of those euphemistically entitled establishments that are no more than brothels.

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Well Tora, they’re mostly worried about losing another taxpayer, not the baby’s life

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toraToday 10:30 am JST

What a sad state of society. This country has a serious issue with the treatment of women and it was no surprise she was working in one of those euphemistically entitled establishments that are no more than brothels.

The country did not do anything to this woman and just because she made the WORST possible choice doesn't mean she didn't have any others. Put the blame where it belongs: squarely on her shoulders. There are many other avenues one can take instead of killing or leaving a helpless newborn to die in a toilet.

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She is not a woman in such, she is a monster in woman form. She killed her own baby and flushed the toilet. For those clueless people writing comments about mistreatment of women in japan: japanese women have the highest freedom among any country. There is no social pressure and they are not treated worse than men. That’s partly the reason that almost all Japanese women work in adult industry at some time in their lives. Sure there maybe few exceptions due to physical unfitness, but exceptions wouldn’t add up to 1%.

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I feel sorry for the Woman. Her Life in that line of work, the predicament she got into, and the end result. She gave birth whilst sitting on a toilet seat, can you imagine the pain she endured ?

Should the baby have survived what Life would they have had to live ? That of being stuck in an Orphanage ? Death was a sad ending to a new beginning for someone so innocent, but Life sucks these days, and no one really cares that much - if you did, then tell us what you're doing to support such people rather than complaining about how bad a Woman she is ? I feel sorry for her, but that's as far as I can afford to go in all honesty.

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