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Couple arrested over death of 3-month-old daughter in Saitama

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Please, please, hang both of these child killers. They are not parents, they are animals with no right to public funding to be kept alive.

Rest in Peace to little Kia-chan.

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Outrageous parents! Literally children can't choose their parents. RIP to Kia-chan.

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Azusa was probably severely threatened so should be let go.

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agreed:

Please, please, hang both of these child killers. They are not parents, they are animals with no right to public funding to be kept alive.

Rest in Peace to little Kia-chan.

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What’s wrong whit japan society? I am always surprised and disgusted about how many violent crimes, especially related to children, occur in this country. Shouldn't it be the most civilized and peaceful country in the world?

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...officers visited Kanai's home that day and the following day. But they did not find that Kia or the other children had been injured.

Why not visit immediately, or accompanied by a doctor, or immediately demanding an x-ray at a hospital? In other cases, alcohol, blood or drug testing is done right at the scene, but here and in similar cases of DV or other abuse? Nothing...

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Any other country they'd be locked away until they couldn't have kids.

TIJ, so suspended sentence?

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Send both to prison.

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Fourth daughter? Did they decide three children was enough? How could parents be so cruel to only the youngest? Hard to believe. Very sick people.

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@Mick,

of course the mother will get a suspended sentence because someone needs to look out for the other three children. The father will get 2-4 years of an unsuspended sentence, which will hopefully be enough time for the missus to divorce him, take the remaining kids, and move in with her parents.

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"The officers decided that it was not child abuse but reported the incident to the town government and a local child consultation center"

reads like, perhaps put on back burner...

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"The police said the father admitted to injuring the daughter and quoted him as saying, "I didn't seek medical treatment (for my daughter) because I didn't want to be arrested for abusing" her."

According to the story they are now both facing murder charges; from the frying pan to the fire, real rocket scientist.

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Tie the woman's tubes and tie a knot in his...

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*The police said the father admitted to injuring the daughter and quoted him as saying, "I didn't seek medical treatment (for my daughter) because I didn't want to be arrested for abusing" her. *29 and 28 years old but it appears they have the mind set of young teenagers. The father is the most dumbest but honest criminals for admitting his guilt and showing that he was abusive not only to the child but also his wife.

*The mother was also quoted as telling the police, "My husband refused to take (her) to hospital, and I obeyed him." *The wife appears afraid of the husband I am sure he was abusing her and the other children also, she said she obeyed him. Wow what women won't protect their children, even dogs will die protecting their pups against aggressive foes. The husband will get some time in jail the wife will get off, but her other children may be taken away from her, which she probably won't mind because it would be a hard life for her to do so with out a criminal husband not being around.

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Rip young one sorry to hear your parents took your precious life over stupidity. This is too common and almost daily reports in which we need to figure something out to prevent this pandemic

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Which is worse killing your own children or molestation . Truely Japan needs to acknowledge there is a serious problem here and they ignore it

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Hang them monsters!

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How much training do the keystone cops have in identifying child abuse? The kid was malnourished and underweight. The cops should have noticed this.

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@Gaijin-power. What’s wrong whit japan society?

Excellent point. I agree society is also a contributor to this tragedy. Empathy to other citizens is not a value I see being taught in (many) schools or households. There are, of course, exceptions.

My quick comment on this is that the education system often teaches one to be fearful (not respectful) of authority. People in authority seem to have the permission to control. Thankfully I see this is changing, but the hierarchical system which helped industrialize Japan is still influencing society. I have needed to explain empathy a lot!

I know of several young men who are graduate from some of the top five universities living at home and cannot take care of themselves. One is married with a child and both spouses live separately with the parents because it is easier. Mothers acting like a servant. On the other hand, I know one couple who adopted a beautiful young boy, and they are lovely parents and teaching the importance of empathy

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@ Do the hustle. How much training do the keystone cops have in identifying child abuse?

I wonder too. Does anyone know? I get the feeling police feel domestic issues are not their responsibility and need to call in a specialist. That is probably right and the problem.

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News like this in the morning can ruin your whole day

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When neighbors actually have enough guts to call the police, it's because it's pretty damn serious and convincing that something is wrong. The police and the wife here both dropped the ball. No need to mention the bone-breaking killer himself.

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We now have a 2 month old baby and I can't IMAGINE not feeding her on time let alone ignoring any problems we see she has or think might be a problem. Anything, we at the doctors office. How could they abuse a 2-3month old baby. I'm sure it was because the baby was crying. This is so difficult to read! That innocent baby didn't ask for any of what happened to her. She just wanted love and attention.

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