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Couple charged with killing son of Japanese film producer in Beverly Hills

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Ah yes, the one sided story.

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compressed contents, difficult to comment.

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This story is all screwed up. The male suspect is Scott Joe Barker NOT Scott Johnson Barker(LA Times)

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My experience is that Japanese women often float stories of abuse as a sympathy ploy (hard to tell if they are real, fake, exaggerated or taken out of the context of the woman's own abuse). They don't understand that, unlike Japanese men, some western men actually have the gumption to do something about it rather than just pat her on the back and buy her a present.

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What has Japanese women got to do with this? The victim was a Japanese male and neither of the couple have Japanese sounding names.

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Huh, I thought Chie was a Japanese name.

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@Pukey2 : Well, "Chie" definitely is a Japanese name, but MistWizard is overly generalizing both about Japanese & Western behavioral patterns.

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This is an Associated Press article, not Kyodo news. You'd be hard pressed to find a more trustworthy news source outside of the New York times, so I think it's safe to assume this is all the information the reporters had.

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The women in this case is an African American and not Japanese.

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MistWizard is overly generalizing both about Japanese & Western behavioral patterns.

Via judicious use of the words "some" and "often" no, I am not. The only problem I can find is that I probably should have put the word "many" before "Japanese women" and "most" before "Japanese men", but I think most people can read between the lines so I am not withdrawing the statement. Even so, its irrelevant if the woman indeed has no Japanese culture in her upbringing. Even so, the idea of women gunning for victim status is hardly unique to Japan.

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