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Mother arrested over death of 8-month-old son in 2022

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Police in Onojo, Fukuoka Prefecture, have arrested a 35-year-old woman on suspicion of killing her 8-month-old son at their home in 2022.

Police said Satoko Inoue called 119 at around 1:20 p.m. on May 14, 2022, and said her son Arata had lost consciousness, Kyodo News reported. Arata was confirmed dead at the scene. An autopsy revealed a ruptured liver due to chest compression and internal bleeding beneath the skin, and that the child had died at around 1 p.m.

According to child welfare officials in Onojo, Arata and his sibling were classified as children requiring protection under the Child Welfare Law. Even before Arata’s birth, his mother was registered as an “expectant mother in need of extra support.”

Arata was living with his twin brother and mother at the time. Another older sibling was living in a separate residence due to the home being deemed an unsuitable child-rearing environment. The local Children’s Welfare Center had registered Arata as being in need of protection immediately after his birth.

Until April 2022, welfare officials visited Arata’s home once a month and contacted his mother by phone. They claim that nothing suspicious was observed during the monthly visits.

Police said Inoue has denied the allegation that she killed Arata.

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We done Japan Child welfare system. You failed another life! You have blood on your hands.

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Why are so many children being abused and murdered in Japan?

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@kurisupu,

They are not… statistically at least. It’s so rare that when 2 or 3 case emerge a week, it makes national news.

Google the numbers of similar instances in the US. It will shock you. So high they don’t even bother reporting it in annything other than local news.

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Animal mothers may ignore a new born because of a defect. But animal mothers never murder their children. If a human mother murders her baby she would be a shame to an animal mother.

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welfare officials visited Arata’s home once a month and contacted his mother by phone. They claim that nothing suspicious was observed during the monthly visits.

"Nothing suspicious," so they thought everything was ok according to them. In the US they more likely, would have contacted CPS. (Big difference)

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Until April 2022, welfare officials visited Arata’s home once a month and contacted his mother by phone. They claim that nothing suspicious was observed during the monthly visits.

Seems a monthly visit was a very poor choice. By the information above this mother should have been visited at least on a weekly basis and given some form of support.

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another sad story

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Arata and his sibling were classified as children requiring protection under the Child Welfare Law. Even before Arata’s birth, his mother was registered as an “expectant mother in need of extra support.”

The local Children’s Welfare Center had registered Arata as being in need of protection immediately after his birth.

With ALL THESE SIGNS, they still decided to send her home with the baby KNOWING the baby was being placed in clear and present danger. And they decide to stop in once a month and have a glance around AND a phone call, yet they deem it was ok to leave the kids there! This is what BOILS my blood about Japan! Its like letting a 2 year old roam freely around an open 12ft swimming pool with 7 survelience cameras and 8 people watching the cameras. Come on Japan! Do better for these innocent kids!

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