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26-year-old man arrested for beating 2-month-old son

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Police in Ojiya, Niigata Prefecture, said Thursday they have arrested a 26-year-old man for abusing his 2-month-old son.

According to police, Hikari Ishida, a company employee, injured the child during the Golden Week holidays in early May. Fuji TV quoted police as saying that Ishida shook the child violently, breaking his ribs. The child also suffered a skull fracture and subarachnoid hemorrhage, police said.

In mid-May, Ishida took his ailing son to a clinic. The doctor notified a social worker who in turn called police.

Police quoted Ishida as saying that he lost his temper because his son wouldn't stop crying.

Ishida lives with his 23-year-old wife and their two children. His oldest son, who is 1, and his wife were away at the time of the incident. Ishida's wife told police she was unaware that the child had suffered internal injuries until he was taken to the clinic, Fuji reported.

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A two month-old?

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Kids having kids. There are just too much news about parents inflicting voilence on kids or their own kids lately. Very sad and unfortunate for these kids..

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Crap parents.

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Why? Stop having kids dammit!!!

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I need to beat him

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Ishida’s wife told police she was unaware that the child had suffered internal injuries until he was taken to the clinic, Fuji reported.

I highly doubt her claims.

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I think both kids need to be taken away from this father. Breaking a baby's ribs? This leaves me heartbroken

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Schools need parenting classes!

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..injured his second-oldest son during the Golden Week holidays in early May.

In mid-May, Ishida took his ailing son to a clinic.

There is an important aspect missing to this story regarding when the actual abuse took place and why the child wasn't brought in by the parents to receive medical attention for the injuries for an unspecified number of days. Why wasn't any information provided as to why the child didn't receive immediate medical care and also what complications or additional damage resulted by the delay in treatment as surely there must have been. This is basic information any investigator would uncover!

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Dennis is completely right and it should become a compulsory marriage law in Japan with an attachment to a marriage certificate indicating the couple took the classes.

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Whats the bet this sad excuse of a human being gets slapped on the wrist and nothing more. In saying that though, I seriously hope they throw him in prison with some real criminals who I'm sure will take delight in beating the daylights out of scum like this.

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I bet the child couldn't stop crying from previous injuries by the father, mother or both. I hope the authorities give the older 1 year-old a complete medical check-up as well as MRI and CAT because if that mother hadn't realized there were any injuries prior to going to the clinic then she's involved too and there will be evidence of past abuse.

If the 2-month old actually received the injuries as describe I can't imagine that the child didn't stop screaming till it received medical attention or was simply too physically and mentally exhausted to respond. Either way the mother should have her feet put to the fire until the authorities are absolutely clear she has done no wrong.

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Schools need parenting classes!

The whole society needs parenting classes!

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"Fuji TV quoted police as saying that Ishida shook the child violently"

Oh, how I would like to give him shake. Just to see how his ribs hold up. What a dirty piece of work this guy is!

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Someone please go to Niigata and look for this fool and slam him against the while hanging from his feet. see how that feels... then just leave him there to rot.

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Police quoted Ishida as saying that he lost his temper because his son wouldn’t stop crying.

Reading stories like this makes me wonder if the whole extended family thing should make a comeback. Young, tired, immature parents, isolated from their families and lacking in social support = recipe for disaster.

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injured his second-oldest son during the Golden Week holidays

Two kids? How about calling him the youngest?

Two kids under the age of two at the age of 26? Yikes.

100% agree with the parenting class comment. From my understanding, many clinics insist on people attending them but clearly, not all do. Might want to look into birth control education as well as this couple are probably a dekichatta marriage based on their age and abuse.

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@Disillusioned

"Schools need parenting classes!"

"The whole society needs parenting classes!"

LMAO...U hit the nail on the head on that one :) ... (and not the one that stands up in the old J- proverb)

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A mental case ****

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Stupid people to think age has to do with capacity to take care of your children. Japan is a society of mostly immature people, which educational system is poor on many social aspects. That could be the issue. Then, as a father of 3 , if this man was left with a 2 month old baby alone, this is not normal. Baby so little need to stay in mom's arms. Everyone knows men are impatient and quickly brutal for some. Does not need much to harm a baby unfortunately. He will probably have remorse all his life and likely he did not intend it. Wish recovery to baby.

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26 is not a kid! He is a grown man thats the problem people in Japan still think people in their 20's are kids so they get away with being responsible. That's the problem the society refuses to grow up.

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Then, as a father of 3 , if this man was left with a 2 month old baby alone, this is not normal. Baby so little need to stay in mom's arms. Everyone knows men are impatient and quickly brutal for some.

Wow, the sexism in those few sentences are shocking.

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