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Man arrested over death of 75-year-old father

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Police in Yokohama have arrested a 38-year-old man on suspicion of killing his 75-year-old father by kicking him multiple times at their home.

According to police, Ryoma Hanyu, a part-time worker, assaulted his father Akihiko several times between early August and late September, Sankei Shimbun reported. On Sept 25, Akihiko’s health condition suddenly took a turn for the worse, and he was admitted to a hospital. Two days later, the hospital contacted the police about a suspected case of abuse. 

The victim died last Sunday. Police questioned Hanyu and arrested him on Monday. Police said he has admitted to assaulting his father and quoted him as saying, “I resented him because he would repeatedly leave his dirty clothes lying around without washing them.”

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You killed your elderly father because he left dirty clothes laying about? Let's see how that attitude works out for you in prison.

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Two days later, the hospital contacted the police about a suspected case of abuse.

Took that long to come to the conclusion of abuse huh? Typical Japan.

Police said he has admitted to assaulting his father and quoted him as saying, “I resented him because he would repeatedly leave his dirty clothes lying around without washing them.”

Herein lies the problem - filial piety runs so deep in Japanese society that even when the child becomes an adult, they don't try to stand on equal footing with their parents. Instead of trying to communicate his frustration here, he kept mum and let his resentment pile up until it exploded in violence. Here's some insight: children don't owe their parents anything. They did not ask to be born; this was entirely their parents' doing and choice. They made the choice to make, birth, and raise a human and take on all that entails of doing so.

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Because of his dirty clothes lying around?

He's 75 and was your father.

Horrible son shame on you.

I wonder who changed the sons diapers for 2 years as an infant.

All these articles of domestic abuse recently are disturbing

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A lot of Japanese men seem to have anger issues.

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shame on him. lets see how this attitude works out in prison

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