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Mother arrested for assaulting 10-year-old daughter

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Police in Osaki, Miyagi Prefecture, said Wednesday they have arrested a 47-year-old unemployed woman on suspicion of inflicting bodily harm on her 10-year-old daughter at their home.

Police said that at around 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Hidemi Shinozuka repeatedly slapped her daughter’s face with the back of her hand.  A neighbor who heard the girl screaming called 110. The girl was taken to hospital where doctors said she had suffered bleeding from her left eye and right cheek.

According to police, Shinozuka has admitted to the allegation and quoted her as saying she hit her daughter to discipline her.

Local media reported that a neighbor said a girl in Shinozuka's house could be heard crying occasionally at night over the past three months. Police are questioning Shinozuka about whether she has been regularly abusing her daughter.

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I feel for that poor girl. There are few things as confusing and hurtful as the people that are meant to love you abusing you.

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Well said chip star

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Thanks, Sensei.

I'm not the biggest guy and would probably get my arse kicked quite often, but I'd prefer adults contact me for a go than hitting children.

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I hope everyone remembers the new "law" that was enacted about it being illegal to use corporal punishment on children. The severity of the charge could be linked to that, and to be used as an example to other parents who abuse their kids!

The cops dont use this charge unless there is something to back it up, it's not like they go for the lesser included charges here.

There is more to this poor child's case than a backhand to the face! A hell of a lot more.

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Rule of thumb: don't routinely beat your 10 year old until her face bleeds.

For God's sake

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Another day, another family murder (attempted)

According to police, Shinozuka has admitted to the allegation and quoted her as saying she hit her daughter to discipline her.

Not allowing her to watch TV is for one night discipline. Giving her a back-hander across the face is abuse! Too many Japanese parents have no control over their emotions and just lash out at their kids with whatever is handy with intent to maim. They are your children. They are not punching bags!

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Too many Japanese parents have no control over their emotions and just lash out at their kids with whatever is handy with intent to maim. 

I'm willing to bet the end of my right pinky this is related to the sempai/kouhai nonsense. It teaches people that those lower than you are available for abuse.

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Make an example of this beastly woman under these supposed new laws

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Fews days ago, it was the news about a Mother who killed her 13yr old daughter and planned to commit suicide but couldn’t do so... poor girl lost her life because of her selfish parents.

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Did a bit of research about my earlier post, the new law does not go into effect until April of next year, and it appears that it is one of those laws with NO penalties (rolling eyes sarcasm!)

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/03/19/national/politics-diplomacy/japans-cabinet-oks-stronger-laws-prevent-child-abuse-spate-tragic-cases/#.XXA-NCj7TIU

Everyone here knows, thanks to the recent articles about a guy and his company, that the police detain people suspected of a crime, then officially arrest them after they have been charged. They also will arrest on the spot, yet this woman was detained supposedly after the child was taken to the hospital. Yet who took her to the hospital, and who reported this incident to the police? The police evidently had time to interview neighbors, it happened on a Tuesday PM and they detained the mother the next day!

(I feel for the girl, and her situation, and she needs all the love and attention in the world, to get over being assaulted by the very person who gave her life in the first place, and the one person she should have been able to trust with anything! )

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A Momster!

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The girl was taken to hospital where doctors said she had suffered bleeding from her left eye and right cheek.

That's more than just a backhand slap unless she's the bionic woman...

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