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Dead girl's twin sister says they were beaten and starved

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Police have uncovered new evidence in the case of the death of 9-year-old Tsukudanishi Elementary School student Seika Yamamoto. According to information gathered by authorities, Seika's twin sister, with whom she had lived with until January of this year, was beaten in the head by their mother Mina, 34, and suspect Yasuhiro Kobayashi, 38, both of whom have been arrested on suspicion of abandoning a corpse.

Investigators have revealed that both Seika, her sister and mother moved in together with Kobayashi at the end of last year. The twin sister lived in the residence until Kobayashi got angry with the girl and forced her to return to her father's house elsewhere in Nishi-Yodokawa Ward. When asked by police and school authorities about the short period she lived with Kobayashi, the girl testified that, "When we did something wrong, my mother would beat us in the head with her fist. Sometimes she wouldn't give us any food for a day."

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That is serious: ... '“When we did something wrong, my mother would beat us in the head with her fist. Sometimes she wouldn’t give us any food for a day.” Barbaric mother and she should get severe pounishment. There is no mercy for such mothers and fathers. Not even humans don't know anymore how to deal with humans.

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Women who put men above the well-being of their children are absolutely despicable.

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why didnt the father get back the second daughter then ?

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Law of the jungle. The male lion will kill offspring from a previous mating. The female may well go along with it.

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why didnt the father get back the second daughter then ?

Isn't that the 10 million dollar question...?

This is unbelievable...

I would love to spend 10 minutes alone with "Mr.Yasuhiro Kobayashi" scum bag himself....

Who in the world hits 9 year olds...?

And I may just take that trip to Osaka to look my scum bag buddy Yasuhiro-kun up...

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mindovermatter, you need to read the article a little closer. It does not say Kobayashi hit her. It says her mother did.

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was beaten in the head by their mother Mina, 34, and suspect Yasuhiro Kobayashi, 38,

likeitis, you need to read the article a little closer. It CLEARLY says Kobayashi hit her.

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hoserfella: It CLEARLY says Kobayashi hit her.

It says they both hit her. But I am still baffled as to why Mindovermatter wants to spend 10 minutes alone with Kobayashi, but not the mother.

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It is amazing that her twin sister's statement was not investigated. Negligence, pure and simple.

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Jpn you need to get yr %$#$" together, you cant keep waiting for dead children for the cops & SOCIETY to do its job, to do the right thing! A proper modern society, which Jpn is NOT, but thinks it is, & clearly shud be, needs to take care of the weak & those that cant fend for themselves.

Come on Jpn when are you going to take care of yr own children?? This isnt an isolated case, get yr act together & use my taxes for good instead bribes & concrete!!!

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I hate to say it, but I agree with GW. I love Japan, but its letting itself down in some major areas. These terrible things are happening to often.

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Still haven't read on JT what the cause of death was. Was she abandoned to death? Was she tickled to death? How did the girl die? Abandoning a corpse... what is that? I did that with last night's dinner.

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Some women should practice birth control. Or get sterile or something

This woman shouldn't be having kids.

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I agree with MeanRingo -- what was the cause of death? The implication of the article is child abuse, but there are no specifics. It would be good to have a refresher in this article around the details of the case.

That said, if the mother and her boyfriend are guilty, may they be plagued with nightmares for the rest of their (hopefully short) lives about the little girl they murdered. Poor little thing, and her poor sister.

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I hope they rot in prison for the rest of their life! Beating a 9 year old girl is almost as cowardish as torturing little kittens in my book!

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So, the plot thickens! They have obviously been beating both these kids for years before the kid was killed. I'm also sure it's why the sister wasn't living there. Had she have been there she may have met the same fate. What a sad bunch of people. They just be wiped from society like bugs off a windshield.

Beating a 9 year old girl is almost as cowardish as torturing little kittens in my book!

Classic!

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In a country with fewer and fewer children being born, and daily news of more and more children abused, sometimes killed, maybe we can conclude that Japan's adults don't deserve the gift of a child. Maybe nature is reducing the species on this archipelago for a reason.

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The boyfriend is a scum bag but the mother is a heartless whore. She brought this guy into her kids life with only regard for herself. Let's charge them both with murder instead of this stupid abandoning a corpse. They killed the girl before they abandoned the body isn't that the crime they should be charged with?

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In previous reports on the story, it is clear that neighbors clearly knew that the child was being abused and left outside crying for hours at a time-yet in typical Japanese fashion did nothing about it. Another pathetic look at the underbelly of Japanese society. In this case the scumbag mother and father-in-law, as well as the cowardly neighbors who knew exactly what was happening and did nothing about it. Human garbage all of them.

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Kobayashi got angry with the girl and forced her to return to her father’s house Actually.. it says their MOTHER hit them, and they SUSPECT Kobayashi was in on it, but nothing was technically said as to if he did or not.

Either way, it is terrible. I cannot believe a mother would ever even THINK of doing such things to her daughters! I'm a twin, and I have a son. There is no way I could possibly do anything like that. It tears my heart to hear it, and it makes me so angry! I wish someone would go beat in their mother's head till she dies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Its too bad the little girl didn't misbehave the same way her sister did, and get sent to their fathers as well. Everyone would have been happier, and both girls would still be alive.

While I know it won't happen, personally, I think both the mom and the boyfriend deserve the noose.

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likeitis

It says they both hit her. But I am still baffled as to why Mindovermatter wants to spend 10 minutes alone with Kobayashi, but not the mother.

I don't know about you, but I would never hit a woman, child or an elderly person, unless they a had a gun or weapon pointed at me.... Perhaps you would without hesitation, but that makes you no better than this scumbag who likes to beat up 9 yr olds..

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I firmly believe all woman need psychological evaluations before they should be allowed to get pregnant. Just because you can have a child, doesn't necessarily make you a mother. And just because a man can produce a child it doesn't make him a father.

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Michiko3 - how do you plan to enforce that law and what would you do with women who become pregnant without having had the evaluation?

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If you think this is just a problem in Japan, you're delusional. Countries basically choose their burden of proof, and on the other extreme you have countries like the US where children are taken from innocent parents by their own estimates in the tens of thousands at least.

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Who said anything about enforcing a law? I simply said that, that is what I believe which in turn is merely an opinion. Let's not get ahead of ourselves shall we? And further more who said anything about the situation only being a problem in Japan? I'm sorry where exactly is that written in my comment bdiego?

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with people like this a declining birthrate in japan is a good thing

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Michiko, so if not a law, then what constitutes the "before they should be allowed to get pregnant" part?

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the other extreme you have countries like the US where children are taken from innocent parents by their own estimates in the tens of thousands at least.

Come on, just cite one reference please........

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bdiego

at least the US & other countries make the effort to save kids from bad homes, in Jpn here they wait for corpses then take them from the home, understand the difference?

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