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Mother arrested for attempting to kill daughters aged 4 and 3

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Police in Matsubushi, Saitama Prefecture, said Saturday they have arrested a 36-year-old woman on suspicion of attempted murder after she stabbed her two daughters aged 4 and 3.

According to police, the woman, Junna Fukazawa, stabbed the girls at around 7:30 a.m. Friday after her 36-year-old husband had left for work, Fuji TV reported.

Fukazawa’s mother-in-law found the girls bleeding when she came to pick them up to take them to a daycare center, and called 110. The girls suffered stab wounds to the upper part of their bodies but their wounds are not life-threatening, police said.

Fukazawa was quoted by police as saying she hated living and that she couldn’t give the children the kind of life they would wish for.

In May, Fukazawa’s husband had consulted with police that his wife may have been abusing their daughters. Police notified child welfare officials to be on the lookout for any signs of abuse.

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Yeah. Stabbing is kind of a sign of abuse. They might have wanted to be a bit more proactive.

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In May, Fukazawa’s husband had consulted with police that his wife may have been abusing their daughters. Police notified child welfare officials to be on the lookout for any signs of abuse.

If this is the case, as a father, he should have done more. If you know your wife is abusing your children, you reported her to the police, and nothing was done. You should have taken matters into your own hands and maybe they may not have experienced such a traumatic moment. Also, is it that the police didn’t take him seriously or did they assume he would take care of it? Why didn’t they act sooner?

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Seems more like a complex case of society pressure rather than family issues. The mother might have been feeling worthless and unable to live up to the standards of this age, fearing laughs from her children and other "competitors". It is most regretful such mindset still occurs in these days (in case that is the case). But at least she does not have to worry about being seen as pathetic ever again.

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Fukazawa was quoted by police as saying she hated living and that she couldn’t give the children the kind of life they would wish for.

Pretty sure they would wish for a life without any stabbings. Just taking a stab here... (The only kind of stabs that should happen.)

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Evil woman

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I never understand these "I want to die, therefore I must kill those around me" people. Japan isn't at the top of the list for best mental health services, but they do exist. If she tried and failed (or refused to try at all), and still felt her end day had arrived, have the basic common decency to off yourself after your mother-in-law collects the kids.

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@JJ Jetplane

If this is the case, as a father, he should have done more. If you know your wife is abusing your children, you reported her to the police, and nothing was done. You should have taken matters into your own hands.....

Right on.

Easy to say from here, but he should have taken off with the poor kids never to be near or seen by their mum again.

Thank God the precious ones are still alive.

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Just a regular day in the taboo mental health issue of Japan.

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Fukazawa was quoted by police as saying she hated living and that she couldn’t give the children the kind of life they would wish for.

So she instead gives them a life where they are abused, stabbed and eventually murdered by their own mother. If these people would just stop to think for even a moment....

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

Something is changing in Society for the worse. Some one with access to information needs to identify all the cultural traits that have changed in the last 70 years. Something alien to the Human psych. Perhaps something simple like excessive overcrowding but with a feeling of isolation. Seemingly innocuous chemicals that by themselves seem to offer advantage but in combination suppress or exaggerate Human Nature. Something is affecting how people see themselves in relationship to others. Good Luck

-9 ( +1 / -10 )

Pathetic excuse for a mother and a parody of a woman. In a sane world she'd be locked up for life, but Japan doesn't play like that. Suspended sentence at best

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This woman deserves to rot in prison, for life. But here's what I get she gets; a suspended sentence, and the children put back in her hands for her to murder later. She certainly won't get any of the help her defenders will claim she needs.

It absolutely won't happen, but please take the kids away and lock the woman up. Get her serious mental help, or just make it criminal prison. Please, please, PLEASE do not put these innocent children back in her arms ever again.

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Perhaps Margaret Sanger counseling could have helped her

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Other countries provide counseling services staffed by trained professionals, have mandatory reporting systems in place, and choose not to go into denial mode in the face of similar problems. In short, they do what a decent and compassionate society is supposed to do, promote people’s welfare. It doesn’t come cheap, and it may even put them at a disadvantage vis a vis countries which make little or no provision for mental health issues, are content to sit on their hands ignoring the obvious, and obsess instead about achieving a 2% inflation target or racking up ever more obscene trade surpluses.

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Kill your damn self and leave them kids alone.

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Turn on the tv here and you will see someone making miso or walking around the local shopping arcade, interviewing shopkeepers.

What do people do in Japan when they need help?

Where are the public announcements in the mass media?

What does the ministry of health do in Japan?

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If he suspected abuse, not real smart on the husband's part to ever leave the kids alone with the mom. Especially since his mother was close by.

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Somewhere in Japanese culture, there is the idea that it is good to kill healthy children to save them from hardship. These killings are framed as being merciful and therefore acceptable under this (warped) logic. A common pattern is for a suicidal parent to kill the children first.

To protect children and their human rights, the Japanese government must confront this idea. Killing someone to protect them from poverty or shame is still murder.

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Fact : I never heard any of my Japanese family members discussing about all those tragedies about family killings.

When on TV, it is more or less treated as the equivalent of weather news...

This adds quite a strain on the demography.

Now in my country watching news, I get angry when hearing such horrific stories.

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"In May, Fukazawa’s husband had consulted with police that his wife may have been abusing their daughters. Police notified child welfare officials to be on the lookout for any signs of abuse".

Now this makes No Sense to me - If the husband thought his wife was abusing the children then why not have her removed from the house OR have the grandmother live with them for a while & watch over the children OR not leave for work until the grandmother arrives. Child Welfare can only do but so much, they can not watch your children 24 / 7... Their are many other options he could have taken BUT he chose to leaves his children alone with the women he thinks is abusing / hurting them. As a father you failed your daughters...

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