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Couple in their 80s, son in his 50s found dead in apparent murder-suicide

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Police in Shintokucho, Hokkaido, said Saturday that a couple in their 80s and their son who was in his 50s were found dead in their house on Friday night in what they believe was a murder-suicide.

According to police, they received a call at around 5:45 p.m. Friday from a relative saying there had been no contact with the family for a few days, Hokkaido Broadcasting Corp reported.

Police and firefighters went to the house. The front door was locked , so they entered by breaking a kitchen window.

Police said they found three bodies in the living room. All three had been stabbed and were declared dead at the scene. A blood-stained knife was near the son’s body.

There were no signs of anyone having broken into the house or ransacked any of the rooms. Police suspect the son stabbed his parents and then himself.

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Please get decent social services and help for those that need help.

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My daily morning coffee good news story…not

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This is not a "son" this is a 50-year-old man who had the burden of taking care of two 80-year-olds that in most Western societies would have employee benefits that care of his senior parents while he worked.

It sounds like Japan offer no benefits for their workers for this kind of elder care

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This is not a "son" this is a 50-year-old man who had the burden of taking care of two 80-year-olds that in most Western societies would have employee benefits that care of his senior parents while he worked.

Still a son, like it or not..

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In Japan all workers pay about 20% if their salaries to a retirement fund system. Unfortunately when it's time to receive its compensation, the amount received is not enough to live on. According to what my parents in law receive is about 80,000 yen per person. My father in law still works but can't earn more than 100,000 yen or else he has to pay taxes and his compensation will be reduced. Having a part time job is now a necessity if you want to live on retirement/nenkin. If the person who wants to receive benefits, depending amount accrued and retirement age will depend on the amount and length of benefits. Be adviced though, benefits are not always paid until death. Sometimes family picks up the tab, that's where things get tough and expensive. The social system here is quite basic and dull because their is no money for everyone retiring. Most of the funds WE put in to this monetary system will never be benefited by anyone other than the dirty politicians.

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Marr BourdeinToday  10:07 am JST

In Japan all workers pay about 20% if their salaries to a retirement fund system. Unfortunately when it's time to receive its compensation, the amount received is not enough to live on. According to what my parents in law receive is about 80,000 yen per person. My father in law still works but can't earn more than 100,000 yen or else he has to pay taxes and his compensation will be reduced. Having a part time job is now a necessity if you want to live on retirement/nenkin. If the person who wants to receive benefits, depending amount accrued and retirement age will depend on the amount and length of benefits. Be adviced though, benefits are not always paid until death. Sometimes family picks up the tab, that's where things get tough and expensive. The social system here is quite basic and dull because their is no money for everyone retiring. Most of the funds WE put in to this monetary system will never be benefited

You are right public pension are incredibly low in Japan and many elderly have a miserable life. I am from a European country where pension la are much higher but taxes and social contribution much higher as well (20% of VAT versus 10% in Japan etc).

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I have a Japanese friend who just moved to America two years ago. His father was a businessman in Japan but his job required him to live and work in America. His brother was born in the US while his dad worked in the US. I asked him why he moved to America he said because if he works for ten years he would get a life time benefit if he opens a business and get permanent residency his wife is 10 years younger than him and he says his wife will be able to get a benefit whether she works or not. He said it will be more than Japan has to offer. I wished him well but it’s going to be tough looking at his wife’s age.

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Please get decent social services and help for those that need help.

Are you talking to Kishida? Because the whole damn nation needs help by now.

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Its gotta be the hardest job in the world being an older 24 hour a day nurse, cleaner, cook, home helper,

on top of that many carriers lose contact with old friends, and their is no relief of going to work to let off steam with your mates. On top of that NO pay. So your the cheapest, most undervalued worker there is. If his parents had dementia they may have been getting up in the night, or forgetting things like leaving the cooker on, continually being asked the same questions all the time. Then there is the other part often overlooked, incontinence. This is the hardest for any sone or daughter to take care off. It’s not like a little baby, and its a quick diaper change. Gotta feel for the guy who may have asked for help and then told by some bureaucrat he’s not entitled to any help. Someone’s head should roll for this. They must have had a case worker!

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In Japan all workers pay about 20% if their salaries to a retirement fund system. Unfortunately when it's time to receive its compensation, the amount received is not enough to live on. According to what my parents in law receive is about 80,000 yen per person. My father in law still works but can't earn more than 100,000 yen or else he has to pay taxes and his compensation will be reduced. 

The LDP just MILKS the general public- even their seniors.

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That is a rough way to end. He probably couldn't get any help. He wasted his entire life just to be a slave to the end of his parents lives. At some point he had enough. The fact that the neighbor didn't do anything probably accelerated the process. Keep an eye on your elderly neighbors.

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