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isn't it ironic?

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What a superman! There should be a bit of tit-for-tat. Let his wife wale into him and kick him in the guts while he's on the ground.

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why ironic? he didn't punch his mother. more like pathetic and idiotic for abusing his wife. glad she agreed to report it to the police.

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Lets see, a wife beater, no kids(thankfully!) & HE is head of the Japan Mothers Society.........wt........

Only in Japan!

-3 ( +8 / -11 )

The one legitimate time you can ask: "When did you stop beating your wife?"

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It seems the chairman of the Japan Mother's Society aspired to be the wrong kind of mother!

What is ironic here is that he and his wife have no children. He promotes others having kids and when asked about is own responds "....eeto...".

a “Best Mother” award every year, usually to a high-profile actress with children,

Should be called "Best Famous Mother" or something then. I am going to bet that the best mother in this world does not hold down a career, save the career of motherhood.

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A pathetic looser.

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giving out a “Best Mother” award every year, usually to a high-profile actress with children, with its chairman presenting the trophy in a blaze of publicity.

So the guy is a loser and the award is worthless.

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He beat her so severely she was hospitalized for a month with broken ribs and other injuries. When questioned by the police he said he recalled having an argument but didn't remember inflicting violence on his wife.

The strange thing is, he's still listed on the organization's website as its chairperson. In fact he's prominently featured on their website as a speaker available for corporate and social events. If you'd like to invite him to speak at your event or just see what he looks like, you can find him here: http://www.best-mother.jp/seminar/

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and yet he is still doing seminars??

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Pathetic ass. Good thing for his KIDS, that they don't HAVE any.

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Cortes ElijahJAN. 21, 2014 - 04:03PM JST A pathetic looser.

His actions should be punished and he should change his NPO to Men's Anger Management. But he is no looser, just troubled.

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How can he be chairman of a parenting NPO if he has no children? He wouldnt have the slightest clue to what makes a good parent. And obviously he isnt the best spouse out there. Thank God he doesnt have children.

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What a cretin!

How can a childless man run 'Japan Mothers Society'?

Don't believe the "non-profit" line for a minute, either.

Wake up, sisters!

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and yet he is still doing seminars??

Yes indeed. And it's only 200,000 yen for 90 minutes to hear lessons on family life and motherhood from this baboon.

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I'd bet anything alcohol was involved. Seems to be the case in 99.9% of stories like this.

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He must have been drinking "Wife Beater" Stella Artois beer!

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Abusers are the worst. You can believe this guy would abuse again given the opportunity.

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A man who runs a non-profit organization promoting motherhood in Japan has been arrested on suspicion of kicking and beating his wife, police said Tuesday.

I'ù so glad they're finally getting around to doing something about it... Too late for me but I guess I'm tough anyway !

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Too many men running too many things they shouldn't be. Women hold up half the sky--move out of the way, oyaji-tachi, and let them do it.

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I guess when she hit him with a baseball bat when he was sleeping before this incident occured.....

That just makes him a pathetic wife beater....

Most of these stories are "alleged" anyway...

So many, so quick to jump to conclusions and judge...

Lol... Wow!

-5 ( +0 / -5 )

Funny guy!! He should be condemned to be beaten by one thousand house-wives in turn!!!!!

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I wish I had hacking skillz. I would like to update the resume posting on that site with "wife beater" and "domestic violence specialist."

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Shinji Morimatsu, 49, the chairman of the Japan Mothers Society,

It's about time for the "real" mother's of Japan to stand up and take control! It's unbelievable to me that any "guy" should be running this organization.

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I'm sorry, I know that domestic violence is no laughing matter, but when I saw this on the news this morning I burst out laughing. What a dick! I never liked him.

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You never know what someone is like on the inside.

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"“Her reply at the time was ‘let me think about it.’ Then in July she decided to file the report, so we started the investigation,” he said."

Ummm... yeah, my guess is that it was the other way around. I don't know too many women who go to the police station so that they can 'think about it', but I have known, literally, more than three that I have TAKEN to the police station after being assaulted and the POLICE asking her (us) to 'think about it' before filing a report. And the sighs that came after I insisted! Lock this guy up! The "Mothers of Japan" need to do more than just have a sign on their mama-chari when they visit the post office and are actually NOT on patrol, they need to watch out for and report scum-bags like this guy.

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As a foreigner, I tend to get only snap shots here and there about Japan and I am finding it quite difficult to join all the dots together. Through JT's news and the comments, I always find Japan to be full of contradictions and in fact a few years ago Japanese even used the word 'fake' to describe the year that was. I understand that Buddhism is quite a prominent religion in Japan and the philosophy of Zen Buddhism is always 'things can be this or that and things can also be neither this nor that', so my question is does this confuse the people in Japan?

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Jerk. I hope his wife files for divorce and gets everything. He should get a jail term.

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What the hell is this "Best Mother" award? There are no such things as best mothers, just poeple who try to raise children the best possible and whith love, and they're not perfect. Way to make mothers feel guilty about their flaws. And hopefully, his organization will go bankrupt or his wife will get all his money, and he'll stay in jail forever.

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Go figure.

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I find this "Best Mother" award almost as appalling as this man's actions toward his wife. Why would anyone even want to accept such a ridiculous award?

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It is ironic. Also note that they don't have kids......

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I guess he promotes spousal abuse in his nonprofit organisation! I think he needs a little time in the corner, and a SMACK DOWN for good measure..........

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Here are some photos and information on the (can't find a noun for him) from the official website:


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What are the qualifications necessary for becoming the best mother?

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Next, he will be formed Wife Beater Club and he will choose himself as President of Wife Beater Club.

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And yet another charlatan grifter.

In America, we call them "Reverend."

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OMG. How absurd.

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Why is this woman married to this messed up in the head violent idiot fool??!!

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Maybe he's in charge of the Japan Mother's Society because he only loves his mother and not his wife. She might not be enough like his mother.

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