Man arrested over fatal abuse of 2-month-old son


A 24-year-old man in Nobeoka, Miyazaki Prefecture, has been arrested for fatally abusing his two-month-old son. The child died three days after being hit by his father, police said Friday.

According to police, the suspect, Yuta Kai, hit his son across the face with the palm of his hand at their apartment last December, TBS reported. Three days later, Kai's wife noticed that something was wrong with the child and took him to the hospital for a medical examination. However, the boy died later that day.

Police said an autopsy was unable to identify the exact cause of death. However, bruises were seen in several places on the child's body.

Following his arrest, Kai was quoted by police as admitting he had beat his son. He has also admitted beating his wife, as well.

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This junk for sure has no job and wanted tax payer meal and accommodation.

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I wonder if a few rounds with sumo wrestlers would give this man some insight into a 2 month old up against a 24 year old? Probably not but, one mite imagin the siuation.

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Awful disgusting cowardly little man.

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A terrible man to marry and have a child with to begin with. He deserves to spend the rest of his life behind bars.

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Animals have more compassion and nurture their young. A piece of trash.

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Come on people

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Poverty? Low education? No discipline? Most of all the lack of self discipline as an individual is the problem in this country . Japanese people are not used to live independently. It requires education of what individual responsibility and freedom are but there is no such thing in this country. Japanese people are disciplined to live in a society as a component but not as an independent human.

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A terrible man to marry and have a child with to begin with

Those "traits" are not always "visible" BEFORE marriage...

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No doubt the kid interrupted him playing a VIDEO Game.

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At least he came clean in the end and admitted his guilt. But I just can't understand or accept it for a single second. All children are a miracle of nature and the key to your own immortality. An opportunity to nurture and watch a life unfold and develope into something beautiful is such a privilege. Its a responsibility of the highest order in the lives of those lucky enough to have them and if we all treated it as such this would be a far more beautiful world to live in than it is today. If you have a child which you do not want and despise give it to someone who will love and cherish it forever. There is always a way out and battering a 2 month old child for any reason is unacceptable period!

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Man I was 24yo when my son was born. It wasn't planned and i wasn't ready. I was stressed out of my mind. I couldn't sleep, i couldn't eat, it was non stop just trying to lesrn how to take care of a baby.

How did i deal with the stress? By smoking 2 packs of cigarettes a day on my balcony. Not great for my health but it got me through and I learned how to be a parent.

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Perhaps it would be better if the couple had practiced birth control, since they clearly couldn't handle parenthood.

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No doubt the slap across the face mentioned in the article was a lot more severe. The gutless little punk doesn't even have the balls to own up to what he did! This woman should have dumped this loser at the first sign of violence. If she had, her baby would still be ice today. I get so sick of reading about the same scenario so regularly in Japan. Yeah, it happens all over the world, but it happens with alarming regularity in Japan.

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Sorry POS. Beating your wife and infant son are despicable acts. Rot in jail.

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Dukeleto :All children are a miracle of nature and the key to your own immortality.

Exactly. Especially so when the population is rapidly aging and declining.

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Why on earth are people blaming the woman. Quite often these men do not show their violent behavior before marriage, and she is a victim in all of this. Leaving a psychopath is not that easy, especially when you are vulnerable and beaten, as this woman was and just had a baby.

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Negative, she is just as culpable for not being strong enough to leave that relationship. If you're a victim of DV, and do not leave, you are an unwilling accomplice. Now look, the poor infant died cause she didn't leave this violent guy.

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Now, do not tell me the rate of infanticide in Japan is the same or lower than anywhere in the West. Can. not. believe. it. There is a serious problem that must be addressed publicly.

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Thanks for the "down-vote"... I was merely speaking from experience...

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Quite often these men do not show their violent behavior before marriage, and she is a victim in all of this.

I don't know, I believe that there are always red flags but people ignore them. And in the case of international relationships, the red flags are easily brushed off as "cultural differences." That's what I've noticed.

Two months old. That poor little mite. :(

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It is not that easy Wc626, and I am very glad for you that you do not know that from personal experience. Leaving is actually the most dangerous time for a woman. This poor lady bears no responsibility for merely being too pregnant and beaten to escape from a child murdering psychopath. Not everyone is as strong as you.

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Okay LaWren. I was a liitle harsh in my remarks. Just remember, DV is a vicious cycle of abause. The abuse gets worse & worse. And when it is nurtured, expect somebody to be killed. In this caes a poor 2 mo old infant. Its a mathematical certainty.

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Lock him up for life. The mother, if it can be proven she knew about the abuse, also deserves some time for not reporting it earlier, since it has resulted in the death of the infant, and given how so many jump on this site and others to ask "Where was the father?" and the like when it's a mother who kills a child, and start defending her and suggesting PPD or stress, I'm calling a double standard here. I'm not saying the guy is NOT a psycho in the least or defending him one iota -- I'm saying the same should apply when it's a woman who is the same.

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@LaWren You are perfectly right in both your comments ! (J'en suis la "preuve vivante"...)

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The guy is known by the wife that he is beating up both her and the kid in this household and yet "Three days later, Kai’s wife noticed that something was wrong with the child" doesn't say much about attentive parenting skills.

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how does the concept of striking a 2 month old even occur to anyone... guy needs to be put down like a rabid something...

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This murderer should pay the ultimate price for ending the life of someone whose life really hasn't even really begun, someone who couldn't even fight back. Don't even waste space and air by locking him up, end him. The woman also deserves to be locked up for not fulfilling her role of protecting the child, regardless of how hard this supposedly has been for her. She let it happen.

"Parents" like these make me think that adopting a "parenting competence test" is more than needed. I mean, what the actual hell.

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I am sad to hear that, Viking. (moi aussi). It is very easy for people to say this woman should have done more, but what you are not comprehending is from that first beating you are living in a state of siege, of constant terror. These often very charming men, who put up such a good show to the outside world, instill such fear in their victims, fear of not being believed, of not being helped, that getting help is very difficult. Even help, once asked for, is often not forthcoming. These arent generally losers with no jobs. These are fully functional human beings, charming, utterly believable. The victim is often incoherant, panicked, not a good advocate for her (or him) self.

After a few beatings, this woman needed saving by someone else. A neighbour who heard the disturbance, her parents, someone willing to do something positive to save her and the baby. Judging her so harshly, suggesting she needed time in jail is failing to understand this woman is every much as victim as her baby. Except, if anything, this lowlife showed her less mercy, now she has to live with the death of her beloved child. Some women, and lets face it, its mostly women, are strong enough to fight the system, to get help. Some desperately need helping. So perhaps get out of your comfortable little lives, and do something to help victims of dv, instead of tutting from behind your keyboards.

Stay strong, Viking.

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These arent generally losers with no jobs. These are fully functional human beings, charming, utterly believable.

Are you sure we didn't marry the same man ???

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Well that would have made the divorce easier! Viking, I knew many women in the refuge I ended up in, and the ones who had the worst time of it, were not the wives of the drunks or losers, they were the wives of white collar sociopaths. These were the ladies who were threatened with the psych ward if they spoke out, who were pursued.

It makes me want to weep for this woman, she not only lost her baby, but will of course be judged harshly for being the victim of this monster. He has beaten her in every possible way.

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I'm glad that at least you had a "refuge" to go to LaWren... They didn't have them when my younger son and I "escaped" by car, leaving several hundred kilometres between "him" and us and "hiding out" until the divorce was pronounced.

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Refuges aren't all wonderful, but it did at least give me breathing space and a safe space, Viking. I really am sorry you had to struggle like that to get away. You and I were strong, this poor lady shouldnt be punished or spoken badly of for being weaker or more vulnerable. I honestly find it upsetting reading these comments putting her as culpable as him for the murder, or indeed her having any fault or blame. She is a victim too.

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It saddens me to see I'm not the "only one" to have gone through all that pain and suffering...

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Thank you Viking, sadly there are far too many women who have had similar experiences out there, only for them to be apportioned blame in their own torture and suffering. I am not sure if we are the lucky ones, because we get it and are not making inane remarks about how this poor lady should be locked up.

I often think of starting a support group for non Japanese victims of domestic violence, but somehow it is very scary to make yourself so vulnerable and known. There is still so much shame amongst survivors of domestic abuse, for precisely the reason that they are blamed by so many people for their own injuries and predicament and that of those around them. The only reason I said something here was because I did not want you to think no one understood or was on your side amongst all those downvotes/comments. No doubt I will have it thrown in my face if I post here again!

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Back on topic please.

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La Wren

Thank you !

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Who the HELL beats up and kills an infant!?

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Sadly, children are an endangered species in Japan.

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2 minutes alone in a locked room with the guy. All I ask....

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Comments like yours make me laugh. What if he's 6'10" tall with fists like steam hammers?

You might not enjoy your two minutes.

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Sadly, children are an endangered species in Japan.

What a ridiculous comment. Completely out of touch with reality.

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I think that Kevin sounds like a decent person - it is the reaction any good man would surely have to hearing that a father beat his wife and then beat his baby to death.

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That's a pretty bizarre definition of "decent person".

So anger and spite and revenge are good, all of a sudden?

Not the way I was brought up.

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I would say that anger and revenge are a pretty decent reaction to a wife beating child murderer, yes. Eye for an eye. Not that I would, but any man who reads that a child has been murdered and a woman beaten, and doesnt want to re-educate the perp doesn't sound like much of a man to me.

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Ah yes... thuggish violence is always the answer.

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This pathetic excuse for a man certainly thought so.

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As ever, lucabrasi is the voice of reason.

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But you and Kevin seem to want to perpetuate that violence. And take pleasure in so doing.

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These news are so sad and really shouldn't happen at all! RIP little baby

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