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Man arrested for abusing 2-year-old daughter


Police in Tokyo have arrested a 30-year-old man on suspicion of abusing his 2-year-old daughter at their home in Toshima Ward.

According to police, Masanari Ito, who works at Toshimaen amusement park, punched his second-oldest daughter in the face on the night of March 31, TBS reported. The next day, Ito's stepmother, who lives nearby, contacted police to report that the girl had been beaten.

The girl was taken to hospital. Police said her injuries will take about 10 days to heal.

Ito was quoted by police as saying that he was stressed out when he hit his daughter.

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Stressed out so you're gonna take it out on a 2 year old. What a pig!

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"Masanari Ito of Toshima ku/Ward" (this place is near Ikebukuro, and Bunkyo-ku in Japan), has been "arrested for

abusing his 2-year-old daughter":

Masanari Ito said to officers "he was stressed out when he hit/punched his 2-year-old daughter in the face"


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Stressed out by his amusement park job?

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And the mother of this child?

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@Tess I was just thinking about that. Where's mom?

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Stressed?? I say, coward!

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Man, I am feeling stressed, maybe need to go out to find this bastard and give him a few good KICKS in the face!! Also, where is the MOTHER of this poor 2 year old little girl?? This guy has no excuse to abuse his daughter, but SOCIETY has many reasons to find this bastard and kick some sense into this cowardly snake in the grass.

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Elbuda you don't post like the Buddhist you claim to be.

Hope the kid recovers soon with no longterm trauma.

As for the guy "karma means you don't get away with anything", he must have been in hell to do such a think.


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To hit a 2-years-old?! ...Japan, no really!

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What a frikken moron. I'd say a little street justice is in order.

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There is NEVER any excuse or reason that would justify hitting a child. Stressed? De stress yourself by doing some fun activities with your child rather than hitting them. Well that's what I do when I'm stressed anyway!

Thank god the step mum reported the abuse rather than turning a blind eye to it.

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Jesus! When my daughter was 2, she was (still) most precious thing on earth. How can people do these things?

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I'm confused "Ito's stepmom" means the fathers stepmom or the daughter he beat? In any case I hope this father rots in hell someday...

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..for some reason, i feel like wanting to punch that loser...the sicko got the wrong idea about family being your stress relief.

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I hope the little girl heals quickly from the abuse - physically but even more so emotionally.

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Never excuse for hitting a child. Certainly not punching a two year old girl in the face. Thats pretty low in my books. The emotional trama will last a long time.

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You sound someone like that joined SG over 30yrs ago, SG and the times have moved on after the split from Nichiren Shoshu.

Hope you enjoined the SGI meeting last Sunday In Ogikubo if you are a SGI member that is.

Remember according to the Lotus Sutra we are all equal and can reach Buddha state in this lifetime.


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Why are so many kids under attack in Japan? They are the future, and it doesn't look good if their already declining numbers are decimated.

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