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Couple arrested after 18-year-old girl found dead in Yamanashi

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I am so sorry for her and her family. True, but sad! Japan is not safe anymore.

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RIP.

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The man and woman, believed to be married,

believed? check the koseki

admitted under questioning to having dumped the girl's body and also hinted about killing her

well if they dumped the body its a pretty sure bet they killed her too. Duh.

18 ( +23 / -5 )

You will get yours.

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Very sad.

What is this “hinting at killing her” business and making admissions to “disposing of the body”?? If they have admitted disposing of the body it is fair to say they were involved in her death as well...(accessory after the fact)

I’ve only read articles written like this from incidents in Japan.

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believed? check the koseki

I know right? That takes less than 5 minutes. WTH are the police doing???

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Where's the couple's names?

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Why?

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Due to the distance involved, my guess is that somehow this couple had contacted the girl via the internet and lured her into a meeting. Premeditated and deserving of maximum penalty allowed by law.

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how bizarre to release the poor victim's name but not the murderers names.

R.I.P.

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In case you guys missed it.

"The couple -- Shohei Komori, 27, and his wife Izumi, 28"

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how bizarre to release the poor victim's name but not the murderers names.

She's definitely dead. They're not definitely murderers. Unless you ascribe to "guilty until proven innocent".

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I’ve only read articles written like this from incidents in Japan.

That's because you're reading articles translating quotes from Japanese sources. They report both information and news differently than we do in English. So the way they express things is also different. The way we do it feels equally strange to those who learn English and partake in foreign media.

You'll notice such particularities in other nations as well.

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how bizarre to release the poor victim's name but not the murderers names

Although the accused's names are now printed, I think there are quite different reasons for printing the name of the dead person and those of the accused. If the victim is not identified, it's easy to imagine an ugly situation where a friend or neighbor says something to a victim's family member such as, "Did you hear about that girl who was murdered? Do you think she ... "

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Such callous inhumanity as these two have shown is no longer rare and, sadly, we’re becoming inured and numb to stories like this. Such relationships, conceived in essentially instrumentalist terms, are gratuitous and calculating in the extreme and seem predestined to unravel. Another thing; before disposing of her in such a callous and barbarous way, Dumb and dumber didn’t pause to consider whether she might have mentioned to someone, either in writing or verbally, about this bizarre love triangle?

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The high school girl was 16 when she started having a love affair with the married man so 2 years later the jealous wife insisted the girl to be murdered.

Is what the article appears to be saying.

Its an unfortunate situation especially for the murdered schoolgirl but all 3 people involved are at fault.

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They published a name

of a

kid

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

But why was it necessary to murder her ?

Jelousey ?

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Kyo wa heiwa dayo ne

Its an unfortunate situation especially for the murdered schoolgirl but all 3 people involved are at fault.

Uh, that's a pretty savage perspective. A minor groomed by an adult, then being murdered by said adult, makes her complicit?

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So a 25year old married man being involved with a then 16year old girl. Two years later, the wife found out, she got jealous and they murdered the poor girl. A spineless man luring a young girl to her death.

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Rest in Peace” poor child. “Condolences” to the victim’s parents, family & friends.

Decency leads most to not speak ill of the deceased. - In “dark” contrast, it’s vile to ever blame a victim. Disturbingly still, it’s repugnant when someone tries to justify or rationalize a murder, particularly of a minor or child, regardless of the circumstances that lured them.

“*Its an unfortunate situation especially for the schoolgirl *but all 3 people involved are at fault” -

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Japan is not safe anymore.

I don't think this is actually true, I mean I have book on cold case murders in Japan and it used to happen often.

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Alechez-

I think you misunderstood my comment .

First and foremost my empathy goes out to the poor girls family and her soul.

But who's to say the girl was groomed by the man?

Are you defending the girls involvement just because she was only 16 when she started communicating with him for 2 yeas before being murdered.

Are you assuming the girl was innocent?

How do you know that ?

Maybe she was innocent or maybe she wasn't.

Why was the wife so jealous ?

2 year's is quite a while for the girl to be having a relationship with the married man don't you think ?

More details need to come to light before either you or i can make judgment.

Either way i made it perfectly clear regardless of the situation the girl didn't need to be murdered.

Its how the article is written that makes me question the said involvement of the 3 people and definitely not a savage perspective on my part.

Iam definitely not blaming the victim

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Kyo wa heiwa dayo ne

I am definitely not blaming the victim

I think you come close to it by relativizing the crime. Whatever the school girl did wrong, there is NO excuse for murdering her.

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Snowymountainhell-

The unfortunate murder of the girl was horrifying and completely unnecessary.

But.

She was 18 years old and all the facts have Not been presented .

It was a 2 year relationship.

I made it very clear she didn't need to be murdered.

Or have you conveniently decided not to read or re-post that comment.

nobody is trying to rationalize the unfortunate fate of this girl .

Its how you perceive the comments of others and manipulate the words of others that is truly vile and repugnant and dark .

Now lets all pray for the poor girls soul instead of bickering about it.

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But who's to say the girl was groomed by the man?

Well that's a silly question. The answer is "society" of course. That's why we have laws that make sleeping with minors a sex crime, that makes you a sex offender.

I hope you're not suggesting we make sex with children ok. Society has clearly stated that this isn't acceptable, and that sleeping with minors is something that puts you in jail, for society has determined that children that age aren't mature enough to be able to consent.

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Its an unfortunate situation especially for the murdered schoolgirl but all 3 people involved are at fault.

It wouldn't be a JT story if someone didn't blame the victim!

7 ( +10 / -3 )

Totally planned murder. Should be death sentence for the couple.

Feel more than sorry for the young girl who lost her life.

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Should be charged with premeditated murder and sentenced to spend the rest of their miserable lives rotting in prison!

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Japan is not safe anymore.

This is only true if you consider no country on the planet to be safe anymore, as Japan is about as safe as any other country on the planet.

You could go to Antarctica and live with the penguins I guess.

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GALLOWS !!.. GALLOWS !!.. GALLOWS !!..

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The 18 year old girl looks identical to the wife. That might have been the reason for jealousy...

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It's crazy what people do out of jealousy. If you are going to play with fire, expect to get burnt. This threesome were indeed playing with fire.

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Strangerland -

Iam merely questioning the lack of details presented in this article and not suggesting or advocating anything to do regarding sex with minors or have made any comments that even relate to sex with a minor.

I was referring to and questioning the other commenters description of groomed.

Obviously if your paying attention to any of the details of the article or comments then you wouldn't need to ask me such ridiculous or preposterous assumptions.

Glad i dont live in whatever society your referring to.

Neither does the article say anything in regards to sex with a minor either.

Asking for more details as to why the poor girl was murdered doesn't seem a silly question to me.

And for the record iam happily married to a Japanese woman in a conscious loving relationship so the idea of love triangles or sex with minors is completely unappealing and also disgusting and inappropriate , just the same as your comments are disgusting and inappropriate.

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Very few commenters are having a discussion that questions the details of the situation of the article written or having a productive or meaningful discussion.

For those of you that use your comments to only vent your anger at others comments shows your lack of empathy for the murdered victim.

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No excuse for murdering the girl!

The couple are killers.

Lock them up and throw away the key or hang them!

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Kyo wa heiwa dayo neAug. 31  06:37 pm JST

The high school girl was 16 when she started having a love affair with the married man so 2 years later the jealous wife insisted the girl to be murdered.

There is zero indication from the article that the murdered high school girl was having a live affair with the man or that jealousy was the motive for the murder.

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There is zero indication from the article that the murdered high school girl was having a live affair with the man or that jealousy was the motive for the murder.

Zero indication?? (from article) “Komori said he had become acquainted with Washino about two years ago through Twitter, and that his wife became jealous after finding out about it, the sources said. He told investigators he called Washino to meet with him and his wife.”

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P smith -

Yes exactly

now please read the article again and the comments again carefully.

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Oyatoi-

Thankyou so much for clarifying that jealousy was a factor.

Its seems many people dont read the article before commenting.

Zero indication ?

Zero attention to details more like.

Thanks again .

-7 ( +1 / -8 )

Scintillating May-December love triangle

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Strangerland: "That's because you're reading articles translating quotes from Japanese sources."

It's not about translation. Arresting people for wrongful disposal of a corpse instead of suspicion of murder has nothing to do with translation, though you're right they definitely do things differently here -- which is the point of the poster; s/he hasn't read about simply arresting people for wrongful abandonment of a corpse aside from here. Granted, they do that in order to hold the people while they interrogate (with no video, likely) and then perhaps get them for the murder later, but again, not the point.

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My thinking is this! Perhaps the man was married and the girl did not know he was. The jealous wife found out and wanted a meeting. Perhaps during this meeting the wife said the only way you can prove your love to me and this this women means nothing to you is to kill her. Perhaps that's what they did.

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poor parents, poor girl. what did she do wrong to be snuffed out at this young age?

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LeoAug. 31  08:06 am JST

RIP.

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> Aly RustomAug. 31  08:43 am JST

The man and woman, believed to be married,

believed? check the koseki

What difference does it make? They dumped her body. A crime is a crime.

admitted under questioning to having dumped the girl's body and also hinted about killing her

well if they dumped the body its a pretty sure bet they killed her too. Duh.

They're still breaking the law, one way or another.

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 his wife became jealous

Jealousy is an ugly and disgusting emotion that blinds your common judgement which leads you to do the worst!

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@kyo wa heiwa

Its an unfortunate situation especially for the murdered schoolgirl but all 3 people involved are at fault.

You've been arguing with quite a few people about what you wrote. Please read and comprehend the sentence and particularly 'all 3 people involved are at fault'.

This statement puts the blame on all 3 people: the two who admittedly murdered the girl and the victim.

There was a girl murdered by the couple. Did she raise a weapon to attack them? Highly unlikely. Her prior actions with the man, or any jealousy on the part of the man's wife, does not put the victim at fault for them murdering her. It's ridiculous to think the victim is at fault for the murder.

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Sources says japan is the safest country around the world.. But seem like they have to update this info, it should be the weirdest murders all happens in japan, such as I wanted to kill someone cases...Kill someone for even no reason.

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