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Man arrested for injuring 14-year-old daughter with umbrella

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Police in Imari, Saga Prefecture, said Sunday they have arrested a 50-year-old man on suspicion of assaulting his 14-year-old daughter by attacking her with an umbrella.

According to police, Yoshiki Matsumoto, a company employee, is accused of abusing his daughter between 7:20 p.m. and 7:40 p.m. on Friday at their home, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said Matsumoto jabbed his daughter in the stomach with the point of a closed umbrella and then hit her left arm, left leg and head with it.

After the incident, the daughter ran out of the house and contacted someone from her school. That person notified police.

Police said Matsumoto has admitted to the allegation and quoted him as saying he got angry at his daughter because she came home late.

Matsumoto lives with his wife, daughter and son.

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Police said Matsumoto has admitted to the allegation and quoted him as saying he got angry at his daughter because she came home late.

It seems a lot of Japanese people have anger control issues. I wonder where that comes from. It couldn't be due to social pressure to not show emotions, could it?

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jabbed his daughter in the stomach with the point of a closed umbrella and then hit her left arm, left leg and head with it.

This is definitely NOT the way to deal with a teenager, or anyone else for that matter.

However, if that's all there was to it then it doesn't sound too serious at this point and not worth national news.

Maybe dad needs advice and support on how to handle a naughty teen daughter and naughty teen daughter needs some reasonable but firm discipline.

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quoted him as saying he got angry at his daughter because she came home late.

It's no wonder she came home late with a father like that.

It's interesting that she called someone from the school, possibly her homeroom teacher. I remember a few years ago at a school I worked in one of the 3rd grade junior girls ran away from home to Osaka from Tokyo. Her homeroom teacher was the one who went and got her, not her parents.

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one of the 3rd grade junior girls ran away from home to Osaka from Tokyo. Her homeroom teacher was the one who went and got her, not her parents.

Well done home room teacher. I hope the parents paid the transport and other expenses and showered the teacher with appreciation.

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Concerned Citizen - Well done home room teacher. I hope the parents paid the transport and other expenses and showered the teacher with appreciation.

i doubt if the parents even knew she was gone.

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On the contrary, I see teenage school girls roam around late at night, sometimes after midnight and I ask myself why their parents allow their daughters to stay out.

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"Matsumoto jabbed his daughter in the stomach with the point of a closed umbrella and then hit her left arm, left leg and head with it." I guess verbal counseling went out the door....

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Poor girl, child abuse leads to other issues.

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When I first got to my current school, one of the female students greeted me cheerfully. The next words out of her mouth were 'I hate my father'. I was shocked and saddened but she wouldn't say why.

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Cool story bro.

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However, if that's all there was to it then it doesn't sound too serious at this point and not worth national news.

Depends how hard he hit her, I guess. If they were light jabs then it seems harsh to put his name out there. But I'm guessing he has a history of abuse. Normal people don't just think to use a weapon on their kids.

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Normal people don't just think to use a weapon on their kids.

Mmm would a slipper fall in that category? My slipper has seen some action.

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@therougou

Depends how hard he hit her, I guess. If they were light jabs then it seems harsh to put his name out there.

Agreed.

But I'm guessing he has a history of abuse.

Hard to know

Normal people don't just think to use a weapon on their kids.

Ideally yes, and this dad shouldn't have done.

Japan ought to be dealing with serious cases of sexual and physical child abuse. But if the facts presented in this story are all there is to it (no serious injury reported) then this doesn't warrant national news in the least compared with the many other serious cases that must have occurred yesterday.

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I think it's hard to judge much from this article, especially regarding the dad. (except for the fact that his actions were wrong and are not the right way to discipline a teenager)

Is he the kind of dad that is dangerously violent and his daughter an innocent angel? Or is this a one time blow up in frustration over his rebellious daughter who is running around late at night with a bad crowd and causing him and his wife massive headaches? Or is it somewhere in between?

IF it's the first, then thank God the police are now involved.

IF it's the second, then he needs counseling and support to help him reign his daughter in the right way before she causes herself serious damage.

My guess is it's most likely somewhere in between.

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One definitely should not be hitting people with umbrellas and definitely not for being late...even if they have a bad reason for being late.

I ask myself why their parents allow their daughters to stay out.

The sexism there is bad enough, but I find the sentiment of approving of the denial of freedom to teenagers equally repugnant.

As a young teenager I was extremely free. I was simply directed to let my parents or grandparents know where I was. I was much bettered for this freedom as I believe most non-disturbed teenagers are. And its not like lording over your teens does not have consequences. It DOES...such as sneaking out in the middle of the night, and sneaking in general which leads to careless, unthinking, unplanned actions which leads to disasters. Now throw sex and alcohol in the mix and you see some common disasters we all know of. Life is risk but if you are going to be a jail warden of a parent you will more like increase the risk than mitigate it.

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