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Man arrested for attempted murder after hitting parents with golf club

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A 31-year-old unemployed man was arrested for attempted murder on Monday after he allegedly hit both his parents with a golf club, fracturing their skulls.

Yuji Hayashi, who lives with his parents in Sanda City, is accused of hitting his 62-year-old mother in the back of her head several times with a golf club when she went to her bedroom at around 9 p.m. Sunday night. Hayashi’s father heard his wife screaming and rushed to the room, where he was struck on the forehead with the club. Both of them were taken to hospital, where it was revealed they had fractured skulls but are in a stable condition, police said.

Hayashi has admitted to the allegations and was quoted by police as saying: “They were always nagging me about smoking too much and so on and I didn’t want to hear it, so I thought my only choice was to kill them.”

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I thought my only choice was to kill them

well, either that or grow up and live in your own house you lame manchild

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DenDon said it best.

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Not very sportsmanlike. He should have just let them play through.

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Wow where's the love buddy?

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Where are posters like Cleo ready to comment about how we are slagging on the Japanese for their actions which seem to be happening at least once a week.

Moderator: Other posters can speak for themselves. Why don't you post your opinion on the subject?

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"Where are posters like Cleo ready to comment about how we are slagging on the Japanese for their actions which seem to be happening at least once a week.

Moderator: Other posters can speak for themselves. Why don't you post your opinion on the subject?"

Biglittleman: The same reason why you can't let other people speak for themselves when you delete opinions you don't agree despite being about the story. Would you like for me to post an example of your emails too me for everyone to see?

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I hope that quote sounds a little less insane in Japanese and that something was lost in translation.

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They were always nagging me about smoking too much and so on and I didn’t want to hear it, so I thought my only choice was to kill them

And you assumed you would be able to smoke all you wanted in prison?

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I am so relieved to hear that Hayashi's parents survived the golf-club attacks. First, it was Yuji Hayashi's decision to kill them. After the incident, it was his destiny to get himself kicked out of the parents' home and move to his new home, a prison. Maybe the parents will never welcome him back after his release. Quit smoking is not a big deal but a difficult task.

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Is this the solution for the growing of aging society in Japan?

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I hope the parents will be alright, but if they got brain damage or are unable to work and care for themselves from now on, this useless son they raised will have to not only get a job but take care of them and pay a retirement home for them, too. I hope the parents remain lucid, though. The sooner they kick out their murderous son, the better for them.

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OMG, what the hell was that *reak doing still living at home? If his parents had even an ounce of sense they'd have helped him find a cheap place just to get him out of the way.

Smoking indeed.

Sometimes people just rub each other up the wrong way, and then when they live apart they find they miss each other and get on great when they visit. If they'd got him out of their home and into a cheap smoke-hole somewhere they'd probably be cooking him a special holiday dinner right now, or out at a restaurant with him, instead of lying in hospital beds with who-knows what prognosis.

Shocking.

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Wow, i wonder if that quote is supposed to sound as rediculous as it does in english

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Sorry to sound callous, but whose fault is it that this person grew up to be a useless unemployed sociopath? I'm appalled by Yuji Hayashi's actions and his thinking behind them, but when people are raised in an atmosphere where there's no sense of love, few or no attempts at understanding or communication, and lots of expectations but no encouragement, this is exactly the kind of thing that's going to happen.

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Wow, i wonder if that quote is supposed to sound as rediculous as it does in english

I agree. The translators might be showing off and changing the nuances of some quotes. That would be ridiculous.

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What a scary guy, I hope the parents will recover soon with no major brain damage.

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Pathetic little petulant child.

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What right do the parents have telling their child he cannot smoke? It is a free country right? I mean, they only brought him into this world, fed him, clothed him, housed him and took care of most of his bills, if not all. What right indeed?

All sarcasm aside, hope this manchild rots.

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DenDon: I tend to agree with you... however, we don't know this family's whole situation. What we do know is that this guy lost it over a seemingly trivial matter--nagging. Sounds to me like he bottled up his emotions and suddenly exploded. That is what is the most alarming and disturbing. It seems like there's a similiar story every other day.

SimonFoster: You have a good point too. If in fact this is a case of 'manchild who never left home' then you have to wonder why. Yes, it is up to the parents to raise their child to be kind, caring, responsible, and independent adults. In any case, this family's communication was obviously lacking.

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Well, now he'll get what he wanted - somebody to take care of him so he doesn't have to support himself. He should have plenty of time to think about what he wants to be when he grows up. Moron.

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Dolphingirl... you must be new to Japan. What happens next is that he gets a suspended sentence. Possible reasons? He has to take care of his handicapped parents. Thirty-one, unemployed and still living at home? He is a young one for this type of manchild crime. Usually the violence begins when they're forty and stop coming out of their bedrooms. That's when the nagging begins.

MESSAGE TO JAPAN: Stop coddling your children. It will only come back to bite you in the arse.

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It must be hard for parents, to find out at the end of their life, what kind of an a** they brought up. Maybe Yuji didn't receive any love from then, but if so, it will be the easiest option for him to leave the house, find a job, find a girl, get a life. These guys (and there are many of 'em in Japan) just aren't prepared for real life...

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Major country where nagging can get you easily killed. People here lose control readily.

What an loser!

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“They were always nagging me about smoking too much and so on and I didn’t want to hear it, so I thought my only choice was to kill them.”

Classic Japanese excuse these days, but maybe the people who claim that those who point this out hate Japan can explain why again and again this only happens in Japan with the reasons this dimwit tries to pass for an excuse. Waiting for exact examples to point out the contrary before we hear the usual excuses.

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You're right smith. It's only in Japan that people try to kill their parents for stupid reasons. In most other countries, people try to kill or kill their parents for legitimate and understandable reasons/excuses.

Sigh.

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Is it me, or does it seem to be that people seem to suddenly flip here on the flimsiest of excuses?

I just find it really hard to believe that the sole, single reason for this guy being prepared to kill his parents is that they didn`t like him smoking.

I am not making excuses for him at all, he should fry for what he did (although of course he won`t) - but I have to agree with some posters that either this guy is mentally ill or there is much more to this than meets the eye.

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I really don't think that their government leaders are too concerned with these violent issues. Otherwise, they would develop programs or a professional task force for each neighborhood that can identify and reach out to these individuals.

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nigelboy: you can't defend this kind of thing anymore and not back it up with proof. I'm sorry, but once again the daily instances of stabbing/clubbing parents over cell phone bills, smoking complaints, not passing the remote, etc. take the cake. Yes, you see instances of insanity in all countries, but only here are you seeing this kind of thing DAILY with the reasons the man said above, and people who are not legitimately insane.

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MeanRingo: Actually, I have been in Japan for quite a long time.

kirakira: Well said. There is NO excuse for attempting to kill someone but there is definitely a very odd trend going on here and it seems that some of these hideous crimes were PREVENTABLE! That's what makes these cases so sad. Maybe he just needed to move out of the house or possibly some pychotherapy could have helped.

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I just think this is all evidence of a 31 year old shouldnt be living at home with mommy and daddy and letting them pay all the bills.

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a 31 yr old japanese 'man' still living with mommy ? how unusual

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Once again, I am astounded by the quotes at the end of articles like this. How in the world does "nagging" justify you murdering them? If they had kicked him out for smoking so much, maybe he would have set the entire neighborhood aflame or something! So stupid! I hope the parents are okay.

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