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Woman arrested for pushing 9-year-old son to death from Tokyo hotel

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Terrible news.

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The mother is believed to have checked into the hotel with the boy and his sister, 7, at around 5:30 a.m., the police said.

Checks in at a Kabukicho hotel at 5am with 2 children.

As usual, I think we are missing half of the story here.

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Poor kid, never had a chance.

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More info needed but the strange check in time makes ya think…. Could she have done a runner from hubby… it’s possible

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The Apa hotel I stayed in recently had numerous measures in place that prevented exit via windows and staircases were protected by metal netting.

Whatever happened in this case is not normal…

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They'll solve the case easy with some months of isolation and a forced confession without lawyers.

Mothers are an easy target for police abuse.

-15 ( +5 / -20 )

Suspicion. Now they are going to arrest her, interrogate her for 23 days and force a confession.

She won’t have time to mourn the loss of her child just so a prosecutor or a policeman can get theor promotion.

-13 ( +6 / -19 )

She could easily have come on a night bus or driven from a far location (or even came by plane), and decided it was more worthy to spend money on a hotel room than on transport (especially if she has something planned for around midday or needs to sleep during the morning).

It could be that the child ran out onto the emergency stairwell and the mother was chasing her (this happens a lot in Japan, where the child is running free and the mother is calling their child back), the child fell and the mother was in shock.

-8 ( +0 / -8 )

We can't tell what really happened with this information alone. It may be an accident, murder, suicide, who knows. It's tragic nevertheless.

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The mother is believed to have checked into the hotel with the boy and his sister, 7, at around 5:30 a.m., the police said

This alone is already fishy. We need more information on what happened that led up to this tragic event. Poor boy. RIP.

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With the number of mothers killing their children this year, I think "kin" was the wrong Kanji of the year, unless it was a medal for some kind of contest of the sort. Why do we have to read about this so often.

justasking: "Suspicion. Now they are going to arrest her, interrogate her for 23 days and force a confession."

Who says they'll force it? And who says they need a promotion to get a confession, or that they'd get one for it? How do you know she's innocent? You almost never hear, "Questioning on suspicion of murder", you just hear "questioning". Heck, even when they KNOW the person is guilty you hear less insinuation of it in the media here. One thing that is definitely true is that we know almost nothing about what happened, but I suspect police know more.

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The mother pushed the boy and wanted to jump herself but couldn't. Can't imagine what the sister is going through. Tragic.

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As usual, I think we are missing half of the story here.

I would go with 2/3's!

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A police officer found the child lying on the ground on the hotel's premises in Kabukicho, Shinjuku Ward, after hearing a loud noise at around 7 a.m.

> The officer then saw someone on the emergency stairs on the 23rd floor and after going to investigate, found the mother, who is in her 40s, in the corridor of the same floor, the police said.

Where in the heck was this cop in the first place? Dude is like superman, hears a loud noise, from lord only knows where, and then "sees" someone on the 23rd floor's emergency exit?

I've heard of embellishment, but this seems to be going quite a bit far!

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Very sad.

If the mother has done it, I guess she has done it out of stress.

If the police officer wasn't there, I assume the second child might have faced the same.

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RIP little one, We know nothing until the truth is out.

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Yubaru..

Where in the heck was this cop in the first place? Dude is like superman, hears a loud noise, from lord only knows where, and then "sees" someone on the 23rd floor's emergency exit.

There is a Koban just up the road. A skull hitting pavement from the 23rd floor will make a very loud popping noise. Followed by the very loud screams of passers by.

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I think given that infanticide is not a rare occurrence, all 'falls' from buildings should be investigated.

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How sad the lady should have asked for help.A lot more must be done to help people with problems

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Why are people defending the mother? Innocent until proven guilty, yes, but the circumstances don’t sound very promising.

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The woman is believed to have checked into the hotel with her two children on Tuesday evening, the police said.

I thought yesterday it was said she checked in at 5am?

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How sad the lady should have asked for help.A lot more must be done to help people with problems

In Japan asking for help is the ultimate losing face scenario. They'd rather do something like abscond with two children in the dead of night, check into a seedy part of town, and faced with despair and desperation, do something tragic like push their kid off a roof. No winners here.

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I don't buy this at all, but again this time of year people do all kind of unusual things. feel sorry for the living child hope she finds a safe place to live and gets the proper care.

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Simian LaneDec. 29  05:05 pm JST

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To say the least.

> P. SmithDec. 29  05:10 pm JST

Tragic.

I don't care what the excuse is because there is none.

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Good job woman.

Your son is dead, you’re probably going to jail.

Now your daughter is screwed for life.

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

Such a bleak story. Depressing, no matter how you look at it.

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The mother pushed the boy and wanted to jump herself but couldn't. Can't imagine what the sister is going through. Tragic.

Lol I was merely posting an update because the mother said herself she pushed him and tried to jump herself yet people down vote regardless.

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