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Man arrested for stomping on children’s feet

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Police in Tokyo have arrested a 39-year-old man for stomping on children's feet on five separate occasions.

According to police, the man, identified as Akio Kurashima, 39, is a director of an IT company, and lives in Minato Ward.

TBS reported that on Feb 15, Kurashima suddenly stomped on the left foot of a 4-year-old boy who was reading in a bookshop in Akasaka. The boy suffered a slight bruise to his left foot.

Before that incident, police said there were four other reports of a man doing the same thing to children.

Kurashima has admitted to the charge but has so far given no motives for his actions, police said.

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wow, so manly huh? this guy have serious issues. I wonder what would be the appropriate punishment....say let him pay a hefty fine and have him terminated from his job.

2 ( +6 / -4 )

What the heck is wrong with the men these days? Stomping, kidnapping, forcing kids to do things they don't want to do. Don't feel manly enough?

-2 ( +8 / -9 )

An uncontrollable urge to stomp children's feet? A four year old boy gets stomped, where were his parents?

-12 ( +5 / -17 )

What exactly drives someone to, without provocation, stomp on little children's feet? What exactly was going through his head as he did this? Would like to find out his motive, if the police can get it out of him.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Another one of the many hidden mentally ill functioning member of society.

I also don't think the parents are to blame in this case, I mean imagine you're at a bookstore (a bookstore for god's sake) you won't be expecting people to stomp on your kids' feet would you? There's no strategy against crazy.

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Hope he falls down the stairs "accidentally".

0 ( +6 / -6 )

4 year old. tough guy. what on earth was this douchebag thinking.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

What exactly drives someone to, without provocation, stomp on little children's feet?

Mental illness.

13 ( +14 / -1 )

very deplorable and sick of that person to take out his frustration on a helpless kid.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

I wonder what would be the appropriate punishment....say let him pay a hefty fine and have him terminated from his job.

That's almost definitely exactly what will happen. The police have charged him, and 99% of the time in Japan, this means that the person will be fired from their job, particularly as he was the company director. And the punishment from the police charging him will be a hefty fine.

Mental illness.

Maybe, but more likely just stress. It's inexcusable (whereas mental illness does make for an excuse).

0 ( +1 / -1 )

What the heck is wrong with the men these days? Stomping, kidnapping, forcing kids to do things they don't want to do. Don't feel manly enough?

Seriously. It's at least comforting there are no stories in the news at all about women committing weird crimes or even murdering their own children, cause that would just be too much.

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Last news about that guy- the court has let him go. Prosecution' s move for detention has been denied despite the guy' s confession. Yes, and he is board member of certain IT company... Mental with excellent computer skills, or at least having subordinates with excellent computer skills. BTW, the kidnapper of one of the girls who went missing was working at an IT company too, again in his late 30s. Do you see a pattern here? What's going on?

3 ( +4 / -1 )

I'll give you a motive: He is a bloody nut case and should be institutionalised! Is that close enough?

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Last news about that guy- the court has let him go.

As they often will. Generally they look at the stability of the person - are they a seishain? Do they have a wife? Do they own a house? Is it their first offense? If they do, then often they are released on their own recognizance.

BTW, the kidnapper of one of the girls who went missing was working at an IT company too, again in his late 30s. Do you see a pattern here?

Many criminals are IT workers does not equate to many IT workers are criminals.

So no, there isn't a pattern here.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Let us stamp on his feet and see how he likes it.

1 ( +5 / -4 )

So many mentally disturbed people roaming the streets these days

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Let me catch him stomping on my kid's foot (or any kid's for that matter). It won't end in a fine. If he's holding a job, he's not so mentally disturbed he doesn't know what he's doing. Sometimes I think there is too much of a 'don't get involved' philosophy in Japan.

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He sounds like one sick bastard! President of an IT company?? So he has the BRAINS to make a company, he can not be that stupid, but what in the world would make anyone stomp on children's feet?? I do not BELIEVE it is a mental illness! It is more he is a sick bastard and needs to get his ass kicked real good! Poor kids! and just like Kirk, if any fool did or try to do this to my kids!! Hahaha! There would be hell to pay!

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A four year old boy gets stomped, where were his parents?

Quite possibly standing right next to him? It only takes half a second to stamp on someone's foot.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Super smart people can also be super serial killers. Look at the Nazi party during WW2, many of them were not stupid but had higher than average test scores.

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BTW, the kidnapper of one of the girls who went missing was working at an IT company too, again in his late 30s. Do you see a pattern here? What's going on?

I see that...there is a very large number of IT companies in Japan, therefore a lot of Japanese work in IT. I don't see that working in IT has any relationship to criminality.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

I propose a healthy dose of stomping on this guys head for every time he did/does this.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Very, very odd!

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Is the determination made by the judge public knowledge that his company now knows? Will they not take some action before this bizarre behavior becomes criminally serious?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

He must have so much hate to other strangers and went on a crazy on a "stomp the weak and small" extravaganza. In some cases like these is when I appreciate a bit more to come from a poorer country where people have much bigger problems so we have to team with one another.

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Maybe they should tie him down and let those kids stomp on him.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

I propose one swift kick in the crotch for every kid he harmed...at minimum

0 ( +2 / -2 )

This is getting too much like a Mad Libs game: Man arrested for (something you'd never imagine).

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Let a fleet of <>Sumo wrestlers stomp on his feet

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Another nutter.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

so you stomp on childrensfeet for no reason?

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