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Japan sees record domestic violence consultations in 2021

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The surge may, in part, be an opening up to reporting. Expect other crime stats such as sexual assault and rape to rise over the coming months and years, not necessarily because there is more crime, but more victims (mostly women) feel it safer and more culturally acceptable to report crime compared to the past.

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I once saw a guy kicking his girlfriend/wife as she lay on the pavement. I tried to stop, you know, being a decent person trying to do the recent thing. The way I was treated by the Japanese police….well, I learned never to get involved again. Domestic abuse seems tacitly accepted here; like extra-marital affairs.

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David BrentToday  07:15 am JST

I once saw a guy kicking his girlfriend/wife as she lay on the pavement. I tried to stop, you know, being a decent person trying to do the recent thing. The way I was treated by the Japanese police….well, I learned never to get involved again. Domestic abuse seems tacitly accepted here; like extra-marital affairs.

What did the police do to you Dave?

I did the same once - I saw a guy pulling at his girlfriend's hair while she sat on the side of the road. The police went over right away, though(overly?) cautiously as they do in Japan.

On another occasion, a guy kicked and spat at my girlfriend (I wasn't there) because she didn't like him following her. She went to the koban and the cop tried to find him on his bike 0 failed.

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The surge may, in part, be an opening up to reporting. Expect other crime stats such as sexual assault and rape to rise over the coming months and years, not necessarily because there is more crime, but more victims (mostly women) feel it safer and more culturally acceptable to report crime compared to the past.

Yes, and we all know this is just the tip of the iceberg.

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The darker corners of Japanese ‘society’ again being exposed to the light of day.

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Additional demographics like “household income” & “fully-employed/part-time/unemployed” would provide credibility to generalizations like:

- “An NPA official in charge of compiling the data said the prolonged pandemic may have left more people trapped in situations of severe domestic violence.” -

… and shed more light if those “remote work” alleged surges did contribute to DV as well.

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The latter paragraphs seems to be a jumble of stats ‘not-quite-so-clear’ on if it’s referring just to stalking, Domestic Violence or, a mixture of both?

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The untold statistics of this bogus academic! Mental health and domestic violence!

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This is the indirect effect of Covid restrictions. It’s happening all over not just Japan.

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Seems quite insensitive to try to tell Japanese women & child victims they’re just being “dramatic”.

@TokyoLiving 10:13am [responding to @7:55am:“The darker corners of Japanese ‘society’ again being exposed to the light of day.]

“Ooohhhh !!, … Cut the drama.. Lol..

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they need to report on the involvement of alcohol also. It plays a huge roll in DV and it's a huge ignored problem in Japan

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Great that women are more accepting in opening up to their cases and reporting to the police. Men on the other hand are probably still shying away from reporting their cases as this is still viewed as weakness in Japan. Many men I know are reluctant to even talk about their abuse at home, but I know from personal experience that women can be just as abusive at home both physically and psychologically especially if the man has low income.

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Appears almost 38% of ‘these stalking cases chosen to beofficially documented’ by Japan’s police ’ involved persons previously ‘dated’ and, almost 19% by persons unfamiliar to the victim.

It’s best to have the rebuffed person CLEARLY understand***** that there is NO longer ANY interest:

NO ‘let’s just be friends’;

no more SNS access;

and definitely …

NO more late-night hook-ups, “sexu-friendo”, etc.

*(****plus, a third party discreetly* ‘witnessing” the final cessation conversation also adds to credibility IF there has to be a stalking report later. Take that friend to the koban with you.)
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zichiToday  01:38 pm JST

Domestic violence can mean physical, emotional, or verbal abuse.

Yes, I would posit that the vast majority of the reported cases are relatively severe physical abuse.

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One of the main reasons why men physically abuse women is cowardice. The vast majority of men are bigger and stronger yet intellectually weaker, they choose violence because of their inferiority. If all women were 190cm tall and had a body builders physique, violence would disappear over night, But we have to face reality, in today's society women across the world are waking up to their potential, they are no longer subservient to mans every whim, and the result, men can not cope with it, they can not face being out performed by women. Just look at the countries that have female leaders, they are so much better run. I could write pages on this subject, but I will spare you that. ............from a gay lesbian woman.

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If all women were 190cm tall and had a body builders physique,

If that were the case there would be a much bigger pool for you to swim in.

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jadefeldtopheliaToday  03:42 pm JST

One of the main reasons why men physically abuse women is cowardice. The vast majority of men are bigger and stronger yet intellectually weaker, they choose violence because of their inferiority. If all women were 190cm tall and had a body builders physique, violence would disappear over night, But we have to face reality, in today's society women across the world are waking up to their potential, they are no longer subservient to mans every whim, and the result, men can not cope with it, they can not face being out performed by women. Just look at the countries that have female leaders, they are so much better run. I could write pages on this subject, but I will spare you that. ............from a gay lesbian woman.

Perhaps, or maybe it's just egocentric conditioned mind the cause of all human unkindness and suffering.

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@jadefeldtophia

from a gay lesbian woman.

You mean there are lesbians that aren’t gay, and lesbians that aren’t women?!

Blimey, it more complicated than I thought. :o/

TT

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