crime

Mom who went drinking all night indicted over deaths of daughters left in car

42 Comments

The requested article has expired, and is no longer available. Any related articles, and user comments are shown below.

© KYODO

©2020 GPlusMedia Inc.

42 Comments
Login to comment

I'm beyond angry.

how many years of prison term will she get?

19 ( +20 / -1 )

What a monster.

12 ( +14 / -2 )

Disgusting monster of a woman. I wont call her a mother, she wasn't. She deserves to hang for this, no value to society in keeping her alive.

Rest in Peace to the little angels.

8 ( +14 / -6 )

Biology does not make a mother! Love does, and this one should have had her tubes tied!

12 ( +13 / -1 )

I really hope she gets a very heavy sentence.

Also, I would like to know how the father of the girls is not even mentioned.

10 ( +12 / -2 )

Leaving little kids in cars is far too common in Japan, as is leaving little kids at home unsupervised for extended periods of time. They are fully aware of the dangers, but ignore them for their own selfish and irresponsible gains. They are not stupid or mean. They are just downright irresponsible and do not deserve to have children.

14 ( +15 / -1 )

Mom who went drinking all night indicted over deaths of daughters left in car

GOOD! She should be!

8 ( +8 / -0 )

So freaking sad, what a horrible way to die, so sorry little girls, please rest in peace.

10 ( +10 / -0 )

as William said, I feel sorry for the father. To learn that your wife went drinking, and then to the house of some other dude, while letting your daughters die in the car, is horrible beyond comprehension. Regardless of whatever problems the family may have had

8 ( +9 / -1 )

She should get no less than 25 years in prison. The very person who these children looked to for love and protection callously left them to slowly die in the suffocating heat of a locked car. She could have hired a babysitter or asked a friend or family member to look after them but chose the WORST possible option. RIP to the poor little ones. What a shame.

8 ( +9 / -1 )

She probably doesn’t even know who the father is. Sad.

1 ( +5 / -4 )

how many years of prison term will she get?

Not as many as we hope. Killing kids is on the low end of the totem pole in the Japan justice system evident by the many upon many sentences we have seen.

8 ( +9 / -1 )

I can't help wondering if she is an alcoholic. Alcoholism is an addiction, a strong addiction. Addicts can lose all sense of reasoning. There is also the possibility that the male friend slipped something into her drink as this does sometimes happen. There is no doubt this is a tragedy, but we do not know the whole story.

-3 ( +7 / -10 )

I feel sorry for the father.

I wouldn't be too quick to pity the father. Who knows. Maybe the father ran away after having the second child. Maybe he never comes home and is also out drinking. Both parents could end up being guilty of this travesty.

1 ( +5 / -4 )

For those speculating about the father, according to a recent Shukan Bunshun article, he ran a successful little construction business and was a devoted father. The family apparently did well for themselves, as evidenced by the fact that the car the girls were found in was a white BMW.

14 ( +14 / -0 )

Leaving little kids in cars is far too common in Japan, as is leaving little kids at home unsupervised for extended periods of time. They are fully aware of the dangers, but ignore them for their own selfish and irresponsible gains. They are not stupid or mean. They are just downright irresponsible and do not deserve to have children.

That's true, but what killed the children in this case was leaving them in a car, not at home. Leaving kids that age at home is still very irresponsible and can lead to all kinds of accidents, but is still way safer than leaving them in a car.

My reading of the very twisted logic at work here is that she intended them to sleep overnight in the car, they may have been asleep when she left them, but ended up too drunk or otherwise occupied in the morning to collect them. I say this to reaffirm, not deny, the danger of leaving kids in cars. Circumstances can change and there is no guarantee that someone will return to the car in x minutes or (god forbid) y hours as intended. If no-one does return, there is high chance the children will die. If the parents are trusting in a car air con, that could fail and kill the children too.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Many JT posters over the years have glorified motherhood as if women attained sainthood just by having children. Clearly many mothers, and fathers as well of course, are not suitable to be parents. It is unbelievable that any parent would leave their children in a car unsupervised for five minutes let alone for a day and half. Child abuse is a horrible aspect of life in Japan, this incident unfortunately resulted in death. She murdered her own children, simple amazing. And then lied about it to the police of course adding to her despicable actions.

8 ( +9 / -1 )

Child abuse is a horrible aspect of life in Japan,

Not only in Japan. The only difference is that in a place like America, when bystanders or the police see a kid left in a hot car, they take the initiative to break the windows open and save the kid, and then arrest the parents.

9 ( +9 / -0 )

Looks she wanted to kill them. Poor child , RIP

She is 26 years means, first girls born she was 18, And now probably single!!!

It shows she obviously a spoiled women already.

She should get death penalty to prevent future crime after she left prison.

-7 ( +1 / -8 )

The mother initially explained that she had left the car for about two hours to go to a restroom due to an illness, 

Liar, liar, your pants are on fire!

hopefully for 25 years.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Another dumb bimbo forgetting she’s a mother.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

Everything about this case just sickens me. Those girls deserved so much more.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Now that the kids are gone, can you ever enjoy a drink in your life?

She missed the grooving life forgetting the treasure she had in the two little beautiful souls.

RIP to the two girls.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

SPRING:

I'm beyond angry.

how many years of prison term will she get?

Not enough.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

She should ride the detention centre swing imo, although she'll probably only get 5 years in the can max, how sad.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Do the fathers even know they had a child?

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

Odd .. the Japanese law/police approach to such cases. I went shopping at a supermarket one evening with parking in front of the store. Saw a baby and a toddler in the car next to mine; no parent(s) in sight. Went to report it to the koban across the street, only to be told there's no crime unless something happens to the kids. ??? Nothing like closing the barn door after the horses have gotten out.

11 ( +11 / -0 )

There are two methods to fix this kind of problem. Build a wall at the top of the cliff or put an ambulance at the bottom.

Sure punishing her is appropriate. But the two girls are still dead.

What support did she lack leading to this?

Why are oral contraceptives in Japan: so expensive, so admin intensive to get, so unknown/scary/ignored?

Young adults WILL have sex. You can't stop that. Give them the tools to prevent this kind of tragedy before there are even children conceived.

In New Zealand anyone (even those underage) can go to a public health nurse and get a $5 prescription for oral contraceptives and or condoms. Along with that support around any other issues.

I'm sure most progressive developed countries have these support networks.

Japanese systems gave this lady the loaded, cocked, gun. She pulled the trigger.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Is she a sex worker? That would explain how she has two kids she doesn't care about.

1 ( +4 / -3 )

For those speculating about the father, according to a recent Shukan Bunshun article, he ran a successful little construction business and was a devoted father. The family apparently did well for themselves, as evidenced by the fact that the car the girls were found in was a white BMW.

Aye, and how many fingers did the father have?

The facts are that the father was being cuckolded by his booze hound of a wife who, presumably not wanting witnesses to her indiscretions, decided not to arrange child care for her children before stepping out with her "male friend".

Whatever the state of her relationship with her husband, it is unconscionable and unforgivable that she would abandon her children for more than fifteen hours so that she could indulge in a sordid encounter with her lover. And, let's be honest, there is nothing that can be done in fifteen hours that can not be done in fifteen minutes if you are that pressed for time, and even the beer could have been mitigated had she taken a taxi back home with the kids.

No, this has to have been a deliberate act of malice on the part of the mother - an almighty bust up with the husband resulting in the kids being scooped up and dumped while the mother drinks her cups to build up the courage to teach her "worthless" husband the lesson of his life.

1 ( +3 / -2 )

Now, now. everybody slow down. No need to make this a mountain out of a mole hill. This is not a man who did this. It's a Japanese woman. We have to respect women's rights #metoo, #believeher. Women have the right to keep a baby or abort a baby. Men have no right to comment over this.

It's obvious that this woman was going through some things. She may have been bipolar or suffering from alcohol addiction. Perhaps even deep depression. We have to forgive her and the courts will surely forgive her.

We've seen these stories for years now. In each and every case, the woman was not arrested or indicted. Furthermore, there will be no follow-up story, so you won't even know how this story ends.

I used to be like most of the commenters here. Lock her up, throw her under the prison. It just doesn't happen. There are multiple justice systems here in Japan. One for regular Japanese, one for Gaijin, and one for Japanese women.

No need to get upset and angry. Japanese women have been given immunity because they suffer so much on a daily basis. It was an accident.

-9 ( +1 / -10 )

This brings new meaning to the term "altruism"

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Japanese news says she told her husband they were sleeping at her parents’ house, and told her parents they were going home. She also had done this multiple times but usually returned to the car at dawn. She used a window shade and other means to cover the windows so nobody would know the kids were in there. Very sad story but I don’t see anything to blame the father for—as far as he knew, his kids were safe at their grandparents’ house.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

Jack o helen

He was home the entire night,

She went out with the kids because if she had the kids, the husband would not think she went drinking or went to some guy's house.

The kids were used so she could go have fun.

When he was interviewed, he simply said - go ask that woman.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

she is married woman, who told husband that she is taking kids to parents' house so she could go to host-club. It was her hobby. Husband have his company, he was at home and had no idea what his wife was doing. She was spending night at male-friend house. Not working mother. Not single mother. Just young selfish woman. That's all. She could leave kids at parents' house but they wouldn't be so happy to see her having fun 4times a week, that's why she left kids in the car.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

She should get an extra 20 years just for lying about what she had been doing at the time, but given the nation in question, she still likely won't get more than 2 years total.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Sometimes all good things come to an end and the mother will realize this. She had two beautiful daughters whom she totally used as get out the house cards to go see her lover. She had a husband who had a successful business, she had a good life drove a BMW and she even lied to her parents. She was selfish, and she did this many times over as reported, sooner or later the good caught up with her. As one reader posted what is it she couldn't have done in 15 minutes that took her 15 hour to complete. I am sure it took her less than 10 minutes to lie, she had a plan which she thought was good but, all good things come to an end. A good life she had, a good family and beautiful daughters all that has come to an end. I wonder if her lover will visit her now?

3 ( +4 / -1 )

If she's convicted, I hope she soon meets the business-end of a rope and takes her final stand on a trap door.

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

Poor mother. I have been in her place. I wish her peace.

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

ATM-01Sep. 25  10:54 am JST

Now that the kids are gone, can you ever enjoy a drink in your life?

She missed the grooving life forgetting the treasure she had in the two little beautiful souls.

RIP to the two girls.

And will she be able to drink while in prison? I doubt it.

Was it worth it? I hope she gets decades of prison to reflect on this, that and a divorce!

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Lisa

you can not be serious.... I get it that you sympatize with all mothers who killed or tried to kill their babies...Regardless their status and circumstances: married/single mom, working/unemployed, trying drown or choke baby...trying to get rid of the child, leave child unattended and go work, leave child in the car and go to host club etc. you have been always in their place regardless circumstances...You can not be in shoes of every woman, it´s simple impossible even you write such comment under every single article related to this topic...Only one click on your nick and I just counted about 5 such comments...Sorry I don´t buy what you are selling.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

I hope she gets life, for killing 2 kids and for the lies she told . what a looooooser.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites