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23-year-old woman arrested for beating 3-year-old son

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Police in Takahagi, Ibaraki Prefecture, have arrested an unemployed 23-year-old woman on suspicion of beating her 3-year-old son more than a dozen times.

The suspect, Marika Shinohara, has admitted t the charge, police said, adding that she said she beat her son because he mimicked the speaking style of his grandmother, which she found irritating, Fuji TV reported.

Police arrested Shinohara on April 30 after she called 110 at around 3:30 p.m., saying that a family quarrel had erupted over a parenting dispute. When police arrived at Shinohara’s residence, they saw that the boy had been beaten several times and took Shinohara into custody later that night.

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Wow poor little guy at 3 does have a clue what he is doing. If people can't control their own emotions, then they have to start trying to control other people's behavior, in this case a beating cos he mimicked the speaking style of his grandmother. No excuse for child abuse!

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she beat her son because he mimicked the speaking style of his grandmother

Well done to the woman for reporting it!!

Moderator: Please stop posting this same meaningless line.

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Hell is for children

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Let me see if I understand this correctly Marika Shinohara, has admitted to the charge, of beating her son because he mimicked the speaking style of his grandmother, which she found irritating. So this mother beats her son because he reminds her of her own mother or the boys father mother. Either way she beats her son because she doesn't like her mother. Sad!!! She has a problem!

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Well, he obviously likes the grandma so she should take custody and give the mom the boot.

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a family quarrel had erupted over a parenting dispute

The dictionary definition of "mimic" is: "to ​copy the way in which a ​particular ​person usually ​speaks... in ​order to make ​people ​laugh"

It sounds to me like the grandmother was berating the daughter because her son was being disrespectful and forced the mother to beat the son against her own wishes. So the mother then reported herself to the police.

Either way this is yet another weird Japanese child abuse story!!

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/mimic?q=mimicking

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Police in Takahagi, Ibaraki Prefecture, have arrested an unemployed 23-year-old woman on suspicion of beating her 3-year-old son more than a dozen times.

In other articles, others have commented on this and I'm going to have to chime in...

What the heck does the adult's employment status have to do with this story? Is Japan Today implying that the crime was caused by the woman being unemployed?

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"The suspect, Marika Shinohara, has admitted t the charge, police said, adding that she said she beat her son because he mimicked the speaking style of his grandmother, which she found irritating, Fuji TV reported. "

Mind-boggling! I just can´t wrap my head around that a mother could do that. This is the sort of thing we too often hear from creep boyfriends, but the boy`s mother??

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I was sick to my stomach of the number of times I saw young screechy gyaru mothers whacking the crap out of their toddlers in stores and on the street in Japan. I watched a woman come from nowhere and punch her 9 year old daughter square in the face one time, and then laugh at the horrified look on my face.

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On a crowded Yokohama Line train, I once watched a woman storm up to a young-teens girl, slap her hard across the face, then exit the train. Sadly, the girl gave no reaction at all, so you know she was used to it. A female passenger spoke to her afterward.

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zero tolerance on child or elderly abuse. they should lock in jail forever. harming someone that can not resist is very low, no matter what the excuse is.

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Good gracious the child is only 3! what you really expect a child that age will be in the best behavior 24/7??? The child abuse policy should include whatever abuse you have done to your child must likewise be done to you.

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mtuffizi: "they should lock in jail forever. harming someone that can not resist is very low, no matter what the excuse is."

Sadly, instead of throwing this pathetic woman in jail, there will be people who have sympathy for her, and given the trend in Japan of giving children back their abusive parents, the kid will be back with this family in a day or so (after social services fails again!) and we won't be hearing about it again until he's beaten to death and social services said, "We did our job! We had no idea this would happen!", etc.

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There is definitely a new underclass on the rise in Japan that is bereft of any type of social decorum.

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There is definitely a new underclass on the rise in Japan

It's not on the rise. That's a myth perpetuated by those who believe there is a direct correlation between the number of stories they read in the news, and the actual numbers that show crime trends when compared year on year (note - there isn't).

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Meanwhile, back in the real world...

Police... have arrested an UNEMPLOYED 23-YEAR-OLD woman on suspicion of beating her 3-year-old son MORE THAN A DOZEN times

And no mention of a FATHER in the article!!

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