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Woman, 41-year-old son dead in apparent murder-suicide

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A 72-year-old woman was found dead in her apartment and her 41-year-old son died later in hospital in Akashi, Hyogo Prefecture, in what police believe was a murder-suicide.

According to police, the bodies of Michiko Hayashi and her son Shingo were found in their apartment by a relative at around 10:15 p.m. Monday, Sankei Shimbun reported.  Police said the mother was found lying on a futon with several stab wounds to her stomach. She was declared dead at the scene. Her son was found naked and unconscious in the bathroom, bleeding from knife wounds to his neck, stomach and wrists. He was taken to hospital where he died about an hour later.

Police said the landlord had visited the apartment at around 6 p.m. and saw Shingo at the entrance with a wound to his neck. The landlord then called Hayashi’s 37-year-old son and told him something was wrong. The son, who had a key to the apartment, came over and found the bodies.

Police said Hayashi suffered from dementia and that Shingo had been looking after her for some years. They believe he was stressed out from caring for his mother.

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How to prevent this from

occurring in the future?

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This is becoming too common :(

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Two decades of tight fiscal policy and spending cuts are partly to blame for this kind of murder suicides.

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Japanese contemporary society is so tenuous day to day together with social stigma etc. makes for a dreadful existence if you don't fit the perfect image of the Japanese worker bee. This has to change.

The other thing we could all do is reinforce with each other (even strangers) the notion that life can turn for the better at any time, no matter how bad things seems now. Even homeless people know this, they are waiting for for their lives to get better.

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No matter what the problem, Abe is ready to "solve" it by using tax money for stupid "stimulus" spending. An economic one-trick pony.

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“The other thing we could all do is reinforce with each other (even strangers) the notion that life can turn for the better at any time, no matter how bad things seems now.”

Where shikata ga nai reigns supreme, false hope is a wasted sentiment. Better to internalise the sentiments implicit in the 4 Yorkshireman sketch and revel in your misery.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VAdlkunflRs

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“According to police, the bodies of Michiko Hayashi and her son Shingo were found in their apartment by a relative at around 10:15 p.m. Monday, Sankei Shimbun reported.”

This sounds like the son was already dead but elsewhere it says he died later in hospital. Which was it?

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Cold blooded murder, no sympathies from me

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Where shikata ga nai reigns supreme, false hope is a wasted sentiment

We have to stop it, because hope should never wasted, see the brightside of life.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jHPOzQzk9Qo

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Repetitive yet tragic. RIP!

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