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Arrested Vietnamese feared forced return if her pregnancy was revealed

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Poor baby, born in a wrong time and wrong place and maybe he/she died of a willful attempt.

-7 ( +3 / -10 )

What a surprise?

Human rights being trashed in Japan?

It is a human right to control ones body, is it not?

Yet,here we are with another pressured foreigner forced into being a criminal in the eyes of Japanese law

Japan truly has a long way to go…

-10 ( +9 / -19 )

You always hear about the plight of the mothers in these kinds of cases but you never hear anything about the father.

It's a pretty sad situation where a mother choses death of her baby over being deported.

-8 ( +4 / -12 )

Fear of deportation doesn’t justify abandoning a baby’s corpse. The Vietnamese woman apparently chose economic gain over her child’s life.

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You always hear about the plight of the mothers in these kinds of cases but you never hear anything about the father.

Fathers take more care with their kinds - that is the conclusion.

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

Fear of deportation doesn’t justify abandoning a baby’s corpse. The Vietnamese woman apparently chose economic gain over her child’s life.

I'm going to let the facts come out of this one. Same week, a Japanese mother also did similar, so:

I wonder if social support is lacking for expectant mothers who wish to remain anonymous.

The Vietmanese lady would be going back to a commie cesspit if deported from Japan.

How can there be a national program and not have regular checkup by the government?

IMHO, many stakeholders who should care more, are turning a blind eye...

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The Japanese government and Japan Inc. apparently choose economic gain by the "trainee" program over the lives of children, women and immigrants.

Fixed it for you.

-4 ( +8 / -12 )

""Technical Trainee"" ?? in a ""seafood processing plant where she worked ""

What's so technical about cutting up fishes? I wish that Japan will start calling it what it is, "LABOURER " without adding these false BUZ words.

The poor young lady probably did not know any better, feel so sorry for her and others like her.

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Disgusting treatment of “imported” labour as usual in Japan which treats them like slaves and 3rd class trash!

That being said they do have the option for abortions in Japan do they not so why take the pregnancy to term only to get rid of the baby after birth?

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She also admitted to having buried the infant, who an autopsy showed had been dead between one and four months, according to local police.

Something is screwy with either the reporting, the police, or maybe a combination of both. She said the buried the baby, BUT the previous article stated:

A local resident called the police after discovering the body of the baby lying naked and face down at around 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday. There were no external wounds on the body, according to the police.

So, which is it? Not going to find a baby face down while buried, unless someone was digging it up!

There is much not being told in this story here! I wonder if the "president" is the father. The cops should be doing DNA checks!

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@Yubaru

The article says she came to Japan in October so it is unlikely in the extreme to be the 'President's' child.

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She can have another baby anytime. Just not in Japan as her contract states it is not allowed. After giving birth in Vietnam she can come back and send money to her family to look after her staff. I know many Philippines who do this.

in this article, her occupation is listed as “technical trainee”, so she is probably being trained as a IT specialist, aerospace or RNA technology, or advances in semiconductor technology. She still has a bright future if not arrested for murder.

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At least it would have returned and not deported. Now is arrested, jailed, deported, and never return.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Because we all know she would have been

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At least it would have returned and not deported. Now is arrested, jailed, deported, and never return.

I think you'll find her choice at the time was potential arrest by Japanese law enforcement or definite arrest by a communist despot government.

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Disgusting treatment of “imported” labour as usual in Japan which treats them like slaves and 3rd class trash!

Which part of this story did you find disgusting treatment was done by president or Japan?

It is likely she knew she was already pregnant when she had left Vietnam, in such case, language problem or other environment problems could not be her excuse. She could have had counterparts with whom she had chance to consult over the situation.

-5 ( +2 / -7 )

Simple solution..... Only hire men.

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The article says she came to Japan in October so it is unlikely in the extreme to be the 'President's' child.

Sorry the sarcasm went right over your head. Just like the president didnt notice her being pregnant either.

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Japan absolutely needs to clean house and come down on the companies that abuse and take advantage of these foreign workers under the trainee program. This situation continues mainly due to a lack of enforcement on the part of the government.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Piling shame on top of shame

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

It is not stated if her fear of deportation was based on something, or she might have been just advised by her lawyer to say so given few issues on the topic of trainees. It can very well an artificial statement trying to escape jail.

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“Simple solution..... Only hire men.”

Great idea.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

This thing they do with the trainees from SE Asia is a real stain on Japanese society. I can't belive more Japanese people aren't furious about it.

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The young woman came to Japan in October and has been staying in the company's dormitory.

She is suspected of abandoning the child's body sometime after December

So she was hired while she was pregnant? If so, there shouldn't be a problem. I think I would blame the death of this baby on Japan. Because this woman was taught to believe the lie that if she were to become pregnant, she'd be sent back to her country. She came here pregnant and perhaps out of fear of being sent back, she did the unthinkable and surely regettable. Japan needs to set the CLEAR goudlines as to what these skilled workers should do if they were to become pregnant and let thenm know there is no punishment for them being pregnant.

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Because this woman was taught to believe the lie that if she were to become pregnant, she'd be sent back to her country.

Taught by whom? Fearmongering foreigners? Besides, if the contract is for her to stay unpregnant, then honestly I don't see a problem with sending her back on detection. Pregnancies don't excuse you from your commitments.

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Japan is still a country that uses payed slaves to do its dirty works.

OK working at seafood processing plant or, (orange) farms (like the other woman acquitted by the supreme court) are dirty works by your definition. Who are you and where are you coming from ? saying as such ?

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Kazuaki ShimazakiApr. 24  04:32 pm JST

Taught by whom? Fearmongering foreigners? Besides, if the contract is for her to stay unpregnant, then honestly I don't see a problem with sending her back on detection. Pregnancies don't excuse you from your commitments.

You surely haven't reaed the article :

There have been cases where trainees have been forced by companies to return to their home countries after giving birth, despite Japanese law prohibiting worker abuse such as firing women over pregnancies.

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So why not assume said law is in effect? There is always a chance of encountering unlawfulness, but you cannot make unlawful choices just to avoid an abstract chance of such an encounter.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

I will choose my baby over my work. She's still young taking care her baby for one year and later ask her parents to looks for baby while she was planning to return to Japan. Everything in a good ways if she choose not to be silent. Now her mistakes will be forever in her heart and mind and also inside the imprisonment.

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