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49-year-old man arrested for abandoning father’s corpse

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Police in Tokyo have arrested a 49-year-old man on suspicion of abandoning the body of his 89-year-old father at their home.

According to police, Masashi Kinoshita called police on Tuesday and said his father Michio had died at their apartment in Setagaya Ward, Fuji TV reported. When police arrived, they found the decaying remains of the man. 

Kinoshita was quoted by police as saying his father “stopped moving around the end of February” and that he didn’t know what he should do because he was swamped with work.

He said he finally managed to take a leave of absence on Tuesday to contact police.

Police said an autopsy will be conducted to determine how Kinoshita's father died.

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Kinoshita was quoted by police as saying his father “stopped moving around the end of February” and that he didn’t know what he should do because he was swamped with work.

He was too busy to call. Does he work 24/7?

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he didn’t know what he should do because he was swamped with work.

His work is more important than the death of his father, so he left his father to rot in the house until he could get time off? There is something seriously wrong with the working culture in this country.

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Unbelievable!

This excuse for a son needs to take a long hard look in the mirror and see who looks back.

I could never do this.

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Everyone here claims to be so busy with work, yet if any one of them was run over by a bus their companies would somehow manage without them.

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Kinoshita was quoted by police as saying his father “stopped moving around the end of February” and that he didn’t know what he should do because he was swamped with work.

The sad part about this is that he held his job higher than the needs of his father without knowing that he can easily be replaced or his job doesn't see him as "that important" to sacrifice ANYTHING for him. What a waste.

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If this is how he treated his father in death, one can only imagine how he treated him in his final years/months.

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Very sad work culture, where family ties are no longer important. I wonder if this reflects the kind of relationships between parents and children in Japan nowadays.

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